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Latest posts by BrendaScott53

Dicentra spectabilis - is yours up yet?

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 09:47

Mine's WAS coming along nicely, about 7 or 8 inches tall. 

Yesterday we had three inches of'll survive, hopefully.

Mystery Plant

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 09:43

If it's a Sambuccus nigra it's not  'Diablo' either, the leaves are entirely the wrong shape.

Still looks like an Acer....although I haven't got my specs on!

Mystery Plant

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 09:33

Looks like a very nice Acer palmatum  purpurea to me, Cheryl!  However as I can never keep one alive beyond a few years up here in Scotland ( it snowed yesterday ) I may be wrong!  Someone will be along to give you a better ID soon, no doubt!

Plant ID help please.

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 09:25

Yes, top one is forsythia, not sure about the other but someone will know and get back to you, hopefully!

Forsythia's easy to look after.  If it needs pruning this should be done AFTER it's finished flowering in spring.  You can be fairly 'brutal' with it if need be, it usually responds well.

Identification and Pest problem

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 09:35

Leaf looks more like a hydrangea than a rhododendron, Ogster...and something's been nibbling at it!  Someone on the ball will come along and tell you what it is!

First swallow of the summer!

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 20:17

Alas the weather-fairies are bringing snow to Aberdeenshire this weekend!  Hope our poor pair manage to find somewhere snug till it blows over!  Not seen them for two days, so they will have headed further north.....

Favourite "Weed"

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 13:21

Knot for the faint-hearted

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 10:38

I'm STILL thinking of another pun to keep you happy, Blue Onion!  Failing miserably.

BUT....I have started on the knot weeding, bought the weed resistant fabric and been and looked at the pile of slate.....any suggestions for the best and most ergonomic method of smashing it?  I tried a hammer years ago when a friend wanted mismatched pieces of slate to use as name cards for the tables at her wedding reception and that was an easy task.  But breaking them down into much smaller pieces...I'm not too sure about that?

Newly emerging plants or weeds??

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 10:25

The last two photos look a bit like a peppermint, but hard to tell the height of the plant from the angle.  Not sure about this one at all.

First swallow of the summer!

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 09:50

Yes, agree, Woodgreen wonderboy!  The numbers of midges and gnats seem to have increased just a few days before the swallows arrived.  They're not daft, are they?

Discussions started by BrendaScott53

Knot for the faint-hearted

How do I rejuvenate a knot garden? 
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Phalaenopsis orchids

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Propagating and Growing Bilberries

Advice, please 
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Hyacinth Bulbs

Will they flower next year? 
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Mystery 'Tree'

Can YOU help? 
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