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geum mrs bradshaw

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 23:20

Yes, just the very end as young flower buds often form an inch or two below the old flower.

springwatch

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 19:34

Hi nut, Springwatch has an upload page which should make it easy.

http://springupload.streamuk.com/

 

another mystery climber!

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 19:03
nutcutlet wrote (see)

http://www.naturespot.org.uk/species/black-bryony

Tamus communis, black bryony. Rather beautiful but don't eat it

Yep, defo.

new decked raised bed

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 21:50

KT!

Looks fantastic flumpy1!  I've rotated it for you:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/47781.jpg?width=518&height=350&mode=max

Dragonfly/Darter/Mayfly ID?

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 21:38

Thanks nut!  They are really beautiful things but you have to be lucky to photograph one.  In the last 10 years or so I've only managed 3 shots of dragonfly-type things, but have seen lots which are always gone by the time I find the camera..

Dragonfly/Darter/Mayfly ID?

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 21:12

Hi all, I'm just about to look this one up on the web unless anyone knows what it is?  About 1.5 inches (4cm) long:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/47773.jpg?width=303&height=350&mode=max

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 21:04

I agree Wintersong - fantastic time of the year!

Part of the jungle and some close-ups:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/47766.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/47771.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/47770.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/47767.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/47769.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/47768.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

Sweet Potatoes

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 20:56

A couple of photos from today:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/47764.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/47765.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

What is flowering now in your garden?

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 20:32

Just shows how different places have their own seasons.  Like nut, my aquilegias are still in full bloom but so are most of the foxgloves.  Also half of the delphiniums are blooming and about half of the oriental poppies have opened.  One Hesperis M. Alba is close to finishing but the other which is in part shade is in full bloom.  Lots of clematis now and the odd anemone blanda is still in flower.  Hundreds of Welsh poppies which I spent yesterday removing to make way for other stuff, but don't seem to have made much of a dent - happy yellow and orange faces still everywhere! 

Blueberry Issues!

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 20:05

Hi Alison, that was the case with mine - it didn't recover.  Many of the leaves had already dropped off by the time I noticed, a sure sign of waterlogging.  As the leaves on yours don't sound too bad, it might just have dried out a bit too much earlier in the year.  If the fruit isn't getting any bigger, you may as well remove it and let the plant put its energy into fresh leaves and stems for next year. 

Discussions started by BobTheGardener

Anyone for squirrel crumble?

Thieving rodents 
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Plant ID quizzes

Have fun identifying plants! 
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Watering dried-out pots

Tip to help to stop water running straight through 
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Blackfly - ladybirds to the rescue!

Broad bean tip blackfly infestation 
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Bob's guide to picking soft fruit

Only fto be read by your household's main gardener! 
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Lovely surprise

I went down the garden in the gloom.. 
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Dragonfly/Darter/Mayfly ID?

Flew into the polytunnel for a while 
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Last Post: 01/06/2014 at 21:44

A week of rain = jungle garden!

It's been too wet to really do anything outside.. 
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Last Post: 01/06/2014 at 17:42

Deep Down & Dirty: The Science of soil

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Check your delphiniums for caterpillars

Look for distorted and damaged leaves near the tips 
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Seed grown Wisteria finally in flower - Hooray!

Planted many years ago 
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Oops!

Polytunnel growing 
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First day of (meteorological) Spring

How id your garden looking 
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DIY heated propagator

Making one from scratch 
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Cost of bird food

bulk vs supermarket 
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