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mahonia X media charity

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 17:39

When fully ripe, the berries look like purple grapes. Hence its name Oregon grape. They are actually edible if a bit insipid. Removal of seed would be like taking the pips out of grapes.

Yellow magnolia??

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 17:36

It does keep its colour better than some of the others. Ours is as I  said, only a small tree, but it has had up to 5 flowers on it each season since we bought it. More buds this year as it has grown a little.

PS WE bought it because when I counted the Magnolias in the garden I found 13 of them. After we planted it i found another one which I had missed so now we have 15 of them.

Chionodoxas and aconites - advice?

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 14:57

Find someone who sell Valentine's Day?

Not sure that anyone actually does. But the ordinary ones usually flower like that, just a little later that's all. If the molluscs don't eat the buds that is.

Ours do not do too badly, but then we do have hundreds of them so you tend not to notice a few eaten buds.

Chionodoxas and aconites - advice?

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 11:37

This is Scilla luciiliae (Chionodoxa) Valentine's Day without having been eaten.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/69226.jpg?width=473&height=350&mode=max

 

Yellow magnolia??

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 11:34

We have one called Yellow Bird. Fairly new plant, but so far it has done well.

Chionodoxas and aconites - advice?

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 08:28

Sadly, yes, they will eat the flower buds, even below ground level.

 

fruit tree wash

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 17:54

That's the one I use. I went and looked at the bottle but never got round to re-posting.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 10:49

Alpine show in Loughborough on Saturday .

http://s703.photobucket.com/user/Owdboggy/slideshow/Loughborough%202015%20March

Lighting in the Hall is Sodium flare so makes the flower colours hard to capture.

 

What is my mystery bulb thats growing....

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 10:45

Our species Tulips are flowering. The badger ate all the others though, so none for us this year.

fruit tree wash

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 17:25

I use a Winter Wash based on Horticultural soft soap. Cannot remember the name . It seems to be on sale almost everywhere.

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Posting removal

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