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MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 15:38

Love the double Philadelphus little-ann and what an amazing view you have. 

Just got back from another hot sweaty days work.

First garden still discovering whats lurking. Went in amongst the enormous shrubs and actually discovered a Philly, thats how overgrown it is. Was 5/6 ft tall hidden by Cotoneaster, 2 laurels, several self layered Viburnum bodnantense all about 15 ft a very tall Leycestra and 2 hollies! Poor thing was still flowering profusely even though no one was taking any notice of it. Has a bit more breathing space now but didn't have long enough to really clear round it.

 

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 08:13

Morning everyone and hello Penine  don't believe we've met. Off to do 5 hours today not quite so hot and first garden has shady bits so shouldn't be too bad. The second garden is beautiful. She has gone right over the top out the front and everyone comments on it. All bright colours makes you smile just looking at it. Have a good day all and don't forget sun cream!!!!

Slugs.

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 07:58

Think they are still there just lurking lol.Like GG found many snails in hedges and behind ivy. Think as soon as we get any rain they will be on the rampage!

Small Japenese Maple

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 21:48

When you say you have watered them do you mean the leaves Norma? If you water the leaves when the sun is out that would scorch them too.

shrub

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 21:42

How exposed to the elements danny?

You could try...

pittosporum http://www.smgrowers.com/products/plants/plantdisplay.asp?plant_id=2260

osmanthus burkwoodii http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=1359

Prunus lusitanica http://www.bigplantnursery.co.uk/Prunus-lusitanica.html

Eleagnus quicksilver...will tolerate light shade http://www.bluebellnursery.com/catalogue/trees/Elaeagnus/E/971

Rat-tailed maggots

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 21:04

Why kill them fidget are they bad then? 

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 16:02

Hi all  Just finished 6 hours of gardening in this heat!!!!! About ready to melt but great to be back out there.

Try so hard to keep up with this thread but find it impossible so started at the beginning and am slowly reading thru all the posts. Very entertaining 

Rat-tailed maggots

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 15:56

So glad you posted this.  I keep plants in containers of water that I am moving between gardens. Saw these maggots this morning in one of them and had no idea what they were. Do now  and good guys too by the description of them.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 15:38

Netherfield...looks amazing! 

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 15:34

Lovely pics everyone  Kef the pink thing is some sort of spirea....I think...never bothered to look it up just pulled it all out. It suckers all over the place so don't know if you want to keep it.

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