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ID Please

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 19:34

Now you mention it, I had another look at a cleaned-up and resized image of the flowers at top right (see below) and I think they are aconitums, so keep trying with those delphinium seeds, Alan!

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/48181.jpg?width=350

Blackspot & Roses

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 19:18

An alternative is to give up growing roses - there are a huge number of alternative plants and shrubs which aren't so prone to pests and diseases, will look fantastic and don't need all that pampering.

Soil types

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 19:10

I agree with Fairygirl.  If you want to add a bit of ericaceous compost to the compost & FYM to ensure a slight acidity, it will last for a few years on that type of soil.  Not strictly necessary for the plants you mention as FG said, but worth knowing if you ever wanted to grow something like blueberries which do really need a low pH.

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

Discussions started by BobTheGardener

Christmas has come early

New trees 
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Have fun identifying plants! 
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Watering dried-out pots

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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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A week of rain = jungle garden!

It's been too wet to really do anything outside.. 
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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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Last Post: 22/04/2014 at 10:58

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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