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Long, narrow border ideas

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 09:31

Here is mine, think it's Munstead, but may be Hidcote.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/27742.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 09:24

Morning all. I haven't just got up - been busy.

Blackest, thank you for the explanation, I won't look at those kitchens anymore.

I now get notifications, all at once, once a day.

Going out to do some weeding. Thunderstorms forecast this afternoon.

What's eaten my rose?

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 09:42

At least it's not deer. They strip a rose at one sitting!

What's eaten my rose?

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 09:34

Deer eat my roses, I dug some up and put them in pots on the kitchen terrace. These ones were almost dead, but were making a good recovery then the wretched deer came right up on the terrace and ate all the leaves. He did leave a dropping though!

When uploading photos it takes a bit of time so you have to be patient. I thought it didn't work at first.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/27692.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/27694.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

Is it blight

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 09:27

With blight, the leaves go black rather than yellow - like this:

http://webassets.rhs.org.uk/content/getattachment/fe8e0f0b-6b0e-4e18-a3af-af141eda9806/Potato-blight-secrets-revealed.aspx?width=510

 It could be just that they've finished, or that they lack water. But potatoes don't always produce flowers, especially if they are happy. Have you dug any up yet? They are probably ready to eat.

ORANGE PIP

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 09:23

Sorry, I don't think it can be an orange tree. This is what the leaves and flowers look like.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b0/OrangeBloss_wb.jpg/300px-OrangeBloss_wb.jpg

 

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 09:19

Morning all, another hot one.

Was expecting a big telling off about my remark on top of page, but it was only Verdun and I read his reply last night.

Going to plant 2 clematis this morning, dug two big holes yesterday morning, bigger than I thought as I found it was the base of the old farmyard with topsoil on it and when I poured water in the first dug holes it didn't drain. Had to get out a load of rock, stone and yellow clay. So didn't get time to do the planting. Will mix manure and compost in the earth.

Picked and podded another half bucket of peas yesterday. And another bag of raspberries went in the freezer with a bowl each removed for us.

phantom gardener

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 22:31

I've had plants turning up that I wasn't thinking of getting. Where did the vinca that's going mad come from? Acanthus mollis just appeared, but I like it. It must have been planted here a long time ago because the garden was a farmyard once. It wasn't here at first. Also Phlomis just turned up. Quite a big clump now.

Stag's Horn Sumach tree

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 22:26

But if the trees are cut down then surely they are dead, but there are still suckers coming up? So wouldn't it be the same if they'd had the bark cut off? At least the weedkiller would go to the suckers via the roots.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 22:23

Gosh, you get about John! Lovely clear photos which enlarged well. Herb bed looking very good.

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