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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 20:33

Thank-you! I wondered who was walking round with me. Trouble is that people can get lost in there and never be seen again.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 17:10

So here we are at the beginning of May. Another wander round the old homestead'

How much stone to remove.

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 08:44

I leave the small stones, but the broken glass, pottery, old batteries and scrap metal gets removed. For once I agree with Mr. Allen. In normal conditions every stone is a little water reservoir. The soil under a stone stays cooler and wetter and the stone itself has a film of water on its surface. Besides who has the time to be so tidy?

Dying hydrangeas

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 17:49

As to the one planted last year, don't forget that they are deciduous plants. It is natural for them to look like dead twigs over winter.

Help Identifying Please...

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 12:33

Linaria purpurea comes to mind.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 17:51

Had a nice surprise today, was offered this aerial shot of the garden. Our property is the one on the right hand side of the image. And as, the Boss says, no washing out for once.


Clematis Montana Wilt

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 08:47

Molluscs do tend to rasp away at the stems and can devastate even an established Clematis. One of ours was damaged by the cat using it as a claw sharpening post.

One thing though is that it definitely is NOT Honey fungus. The yellow stuff is the sap from the Clematis itself. You would see a lot of other problems if it was Honey fungus.


Clematis Montana Wilt

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 16:01

Sounds more like mechanical damage than anything else. Something has damaged the stem at the base, either molluscs, or lawn mower or some such thing. The stem then leaks sap and dies back to the point of damage. They usually shoot from below the damage if they were planted deeply enough in the first place. Takes a while to get back to full size though.

wood Anenome

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 20:50

Seed is easy, as long as you take it when it is still green, but comes off the plant easily. Sow immediately and keep cool, shady and moist and germination is in Spring.

Or, in September furtle round in the soil where the plants are growing and dig up some of the roots and replant them where you want more of them.

Please help me identify this plant

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 12:37

Hellebore looks rather like H. foetidus. Easy enough to tell, crush a leaf! If it stinks then it is foetidus

Discussions started by Berghill

How very frustrating.......

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More work!

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Silly question of the day!

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Ptilostemon afer

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Bearded Iris

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Nectaroscordum siculum

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Chlorotic leaves

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Camassia changing colour

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Health and Safety

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Posting removal

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Garden Pictures 2015

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Early Spring

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First Hellebore!

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Olearia x haastii

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