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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 18:01

It's still the red rose on the fence, really:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/51268.jpg?width=268&height=350&mode=max

 Its little pink neighbour has decided to join in, though:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/51269.jpg?width=268&height=350&mode=max

 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 18:16

Camera didn't capture the red properly, but here's the new red rose that opened up this week:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/50887.jpg?width=268&height=350&mode=max

 ... and a white lily that opened up too:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/50888.jpg?width=268&height=350&mode=max

 Pink rose in the front fence has formed a bud that is opening. Maybe tomorrow or Saturday it'll be fully open. It's a bit outclassed by the more vigorous red one, though.

Camera Corner

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 17:59

A tree sparrow:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/50884.jpg?width=268&height=350&mode=max

 No ordinary house sparrow.

Camera Corner

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 17:58

This forum is being weird about updates. Ighten, I love the dramatic colours and lighting in that stormy sky and landscape!

Personal taste, I'd have zoomed *out* a bit from the fisherman pictures, to get more open water around him and more of the backdrop.

A few recent sightings:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/50879.jpg?width=268&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/50880.jpg?width=268&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/50881.jpg?width=268&height=350&mode=max

 Hyperactive, nervous sort, that one. Didn't sit still for portraits. There are a pair of them there, but I only saw the one that morning.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/50882.jpg?width=268&height=350&mode=max

 More the quiet, contemplative type ... and I'm seeing a "missing image" icon as I type this.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/50883.jpg?width=268&height=350&mode=max

 This is what velociraptors really looked like. Seriously.

Holy glyphosate, Batman! What's that?

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 16:52

The figwort? It's already 1.8m. The link the forum chewed up was to a magnolia. I saw a magnolia by a pond and liked it, so I looked for magnolias, and I foudn that one:

Magnolia Felix Jury ('JURmag2') (PBR)

Bred in New Zealand by leading Magnolia breeders, Felix and Mark Jury, 'Felix' is a stunning new form, which once it reaches 5 - 6 years in age, will produce its huge (up to 30cm across), bright pink flowers in early spring. Each flower is impressive in itself, but as they appear in good numbers, the overall effect is really spectacular. Relatively compact and upright in habit (more tree-like than shrubby) it makes a super addition to smaller gardens, where it will perform best in a sunny spot with protection from strong winds.

It sounds good, although it wouldn't be in full sun. The one by the pond is not in full sun except maybe for half an hour in mid-morning and looked healthy enough, but that one says it wants full sun. Maybe it'd cope in the shade and maybe it wouldn't ... and then I saw the "height and spread" thing.

http://crocus.co.uk/html/plantheightspread/ImageRenderJpeg.ashx?PlantHeight=12&PlantSpread=7&Category=bush&CanvasWidth=211&CanvasHeight=180

 

The site says it makes "a super addition to smaller gardens." By the looks of that, a smaller garden would make a super addition to that plant.

I think a sweet box may be a better choice ... just in time for an army of caterpillars to invade and eat it.

Holy glyphosate, Batman! What's that?

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 09:47

Thanks again. Looks like it'll make good compost.

I'm going to need a lot of that. That dead space tot he left needs emptying of dead privet and refilling with ... umm ... ," perhaps?

12m tall.

 

Wow. This forum does NOT like commas and quotation marks in its URL links.

Camera Corner

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 14:24

A farm in the area:

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/50277.jpg?width=350

 Part of the garden

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/50278.jpg?width=350

 The cream flowers are elder. The white ones are a huge rose bush. The cream-and-white things in the grass are sheep.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/50279.jpg?width=268&height=350&mode=max

 There are about 6 acres of woodland there, full of nettles, brambles, goosegrass and birdsong.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/50280.jpg?width=268&height=350&mode=max

 Two willow trees on opposite banks leaning over and twining together like lovers.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/50281.jpg?width=268&height=350&mode=max

 A wall top covered in soft moss and another rose.

Camera Corner

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 14:22

Summer solstice visit to Brimham Rocks:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/50273.jpg?width=180&height=350&mode=max

 The Sun was behind the cloud at that point. I didn't get a good picture of it actually setting.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/50274.jpg?width=268&height=350&mode=max

 The sky and silhouettes of some of the rocks.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/50275.jpg?width=268&height=350&mode=max

 Rocks silhouetted against the sky around 23:33 BST, 22:26 local solar time.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/50276.jpg?width=268&height=350&mode=max

 Wild rose in hawthorn. The flowers almost seem to glow.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 14:14

According to the label on the pot, this rose is called Golden Showers.

 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/50270.jpg?width=350

 This is a day lily.

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/50271.jpg?width=350

 I think those red roses on the fence are the star, but these two can join the gallery as sort of backing dancers.

Holy glyphosate, Batman! What's that?

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 14:12

Next unknown interloper ...

... well, intruder, anyway. It didn't exactly come loping in through the open gate.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/50266.jpg?width=800&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/50267.jpg?width=268&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/50268.jpg?width=200&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/50269.jpg?width=402&height=350&mode=max

 It just keeps growing!

Discussions started by Charlie November

Holy glyphosate, Batman! What's that?

Huge thing with tiny white flowers and heart-shaped leaves 
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Not a lily. Not an apple tree. 
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Ooops!

Planning? Measuring? Me? 
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Leaving tulips in the ground

Can they be left in if the drainage is good? 
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