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Summer has arrived

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 14:44

actually i was looking around this weekend and it's getting to the point where i'm not too embarased to show pics hehe will get some done this week in the sun

 

Put it this way this was the garden when we moved in, to say it had a lack of plants is something of an understatement! Unless you count, creeping buttercup as a plant that is.

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/24691.jpg?width=383&height=383&mode=max

 

 

Summer has arrived

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 14:30

I've got a couple of these lime marmalade heucheras, http://www.cowellsgc.co.uk/p/heuchera/32-heuchera-lime-marmalade-1l-66944.html

They have grown really well in a shady spot, they are very bright, although they do have a look reminicent of a bright lime green lettuce

I went abit OTT with the heuchera in my new garden last year, must have bought a dozen different types, from lime, to bronze, red, purple etc, they are a great started plant as they grow fast and add instant colour, i really love em. I bought 2 more last week.. damn wish they didn't keep bringing out new ones! My gardens gone from a field when we moved in to something resembling a garden in 18 months hehe.

ID on Weed/Plant

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 16:04

Yeah the ones that grow like 3 ft tall.. the dogs seem to be attracted to them like magnets

ID on Weed/Plant

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 15:10

Yeah we have tonnes of cleaver/goose grass around too, i spend half my life pulling it up as the dogs bring them in. There are often very large sticky balls which look like those that come of this stuff.

Primula - growing from seed

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 13:05

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00j9wx2 

Monty does green primula seeds

ID on Weed/Plant

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 12:17

ahah makes sense, i can blame the dogs for bringing it in then! Thinking about it if it's those large sticky ball things we do have a fair few of those around here.

 

Found this "

 If it gets into gardens it can be very hard to eradicated, for the many seeds that it sheds will take root next year. It grows quickly. The burrs are held far apart ready to catch on anything passing, such as walkers clothing.

The roots have a clove-like odour and are used to flavour the green-coloured liqueur Benedictine and some ales."

 

Although the thought of making beer or benedictine appeals i think i'll get shot before it sets seed lol..

ID on Weed/Plant

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 11:08

close up of leaf and flower buds

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/24323.jpg?width=268&height=452&mode=max

 

ID on Weed/Plant

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 11:06

try again as the pic seemed to be bugged

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/24322.jpg?width=288&height=497&mode=max

 

ID on Weed/Plant

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 11:02

Any ideas on what this is (the one in the centre to the left of the heuchara and to the south of the hebe. Must have seeded from somewhere around (we're surrounded by fields/woods).

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/24321.jpg?width=204&height=350&mode=max

 

verbena bonariensis

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 10:33

I've only managed to get 5 plants from all the seeds i've sown, like yours they are small but they grew well last week when it was warm.. not so much this week as it's turned to october again  

I'll be taking cuttings this year as i found seeds a pain for these, too fussy and ages to germinate. 

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