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Giant Alliums

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 08:46

The shape of the head of those types of onions is to do with seed distribution. The seed head and stalk detach from the bulb and are blown across the steppes, scattering the seed as it goes.


Posted: 19/06/2016 at 20:57

Definitely not the Bowl of Beauty we have.

And make sure if you mulch the Paeony that you do not bury the crown more than an inch or it will probably not flower. The crown bud needs cold ripening to initiate flower development. They do like a good feed so a good dose of high Potash feed about now would do no harm.

My flowers ..

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 20:58

Our children flew the nest over 10 years ago and we still have their stuff here,

Finished the story which was going round and round in my head, so that is out of the way. The car is stuffed full of plants for tomorrow.

Phlox Nettleton Variation

Close up of Phlox flower.

Last edited: 18 June 2016 21:01:15

My flowers ..

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 19:58

Sorry Aym, bit busy at the moment. Getting plants ready for Sunday and I have an idea for another story which desperately needs writing before it drives me mental. After Sunday I may have more time to take the camera for walkies.

Last edited: 17 June 2016 19:58:26

My flowers ..

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 15:19

Flowers on that are about the same size as a 10 pence coin. Not sure if that one would survive outside in a cold part of the world as it comes from South Africa. Certainly would need a very well drained sunny spot.

Iris sibirica

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 15:15

Oh and by the way, the ones I split and repotted have all flowered in the pots and grown lots and lots of new roots.

Iris seedlings look like wide bladed grass.

Last edited: 17 June 2016 15:16:21

Medlar trees

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 11:19

And if this is a new tree I would take it back to the vendor and complain. They should not be selling a tree which is infected with this.

My flowers ..

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 11:15
aym280 says:

Sooty5: I need to borrow your garden when people come for viewing. LOL! It will add at least 2-3 grand to the asking price!

See original post

 A few years back now we had our house valued with a view to moving out. The Agent said "Oh a typical farm workers cottage, you would get so much for it."  then he walked around the garden and added another £16,000 for the plants etc. Of course, he then, went and spoiled it by saying that we would find it easier to sell if we returned it all to grass and put a stable on it and sold as paddock.

Delosperma species

Medlar trees

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 08:38

Don't off hand know what the leaf problem is, not got my books out at present,, but I can tell you that Copper sulphate (if you can get it) is as safe a fungicide as there is. It will not harm the tree.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 20:52

Take a walk round the homestead.

Or watch the slideshow

Looks a bit battered now though after all the rain we have had since i took those pictures.

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How very frustrating.......

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More work!

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