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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 16:37

Thanks BizzieB. That thing of yours looks complicated!

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/53820.jpg?width=268&height=350&mode=max

 Petals longer than any of my figners. I checked!

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/53821.jpg?width=268&height=350&mode=max

 Lily beetle damage evident, but not as bad as it could have been.

Now, how to persuade the cat that s***s in that flowerbed to eat those things ... ?

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 17:38

Currently Allium christophii, as chosen by my favourite dual-role pollinator and aphid-hunter:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/53695.jpg?width=426&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/53696.jpg?width=270&height=350&mode=max

 

 

Camera Corner

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 18:26

Orchid Lady,

I think it's a particular type of weather that does it. You need to be looking nearly at the Sun through the very thin front edge of the clouds on an approaching warm front, and probably after a high-pressure system has been through to get the altitude for those ice crystals.

 

Camera Corner

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 20:48

Ice rainbows somewhere over ... lower Ribblesdale and upper Langstrothdale, probably ... viewed from a layby on the A59 west of Harrogate.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/53213.jpg?width=268&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/53214.jpg?width=268&height=350&mode=max

 

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http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/53217.jpg?width=268&height=350&mode=max

 

Camera Corner

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 17:54

..... or these little guys would be acceptable company, too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIvtkmvDlCY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhftEVRCF0k

Taken within a stone's throw of the iris shown earlier.

Camera Corner

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 13:53

Wait. You're not a sparrow.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52282.jpg?width=135&height=350&mode=max

 Looks like Mus musculus to me. I'd rather have Apodemus sylvaticus or Dryomys nitedula around, personally.

Camera Corner

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 11:31

Crete? Just don't take your photographs from near any brand new road signs. You'll see why not, sooner or later.

Camera Corner

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 18:06

I found a pond with a whole load of weed and one beauty:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/51271.jpg?width=268&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/51272.jpg?width=268&height=350&mode=max

 Somehow I doubt they'd appreciate me excavating the lawn here to make room for a load of them.

See the left side of the wide-angle picture? Pink flowers!

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/51273.jpg?width=268&height=350&mode=max

 

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.

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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Rose cuttings: timing

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When is honey fungus not honey fungus?

At least I didn't spend anything. 
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Last Post: 26/10/2013 at 16:46

Apple tree with white leaves

It seems to be healthy enough, if slow-growing 
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Last Post: 10/09/2013 at 18:34

Spurge?

Not a lily. Not an apple tree. 
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Last Post: 10/09/2013 at 22:29

Ooops!

Planning? Measuring? Me? 
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Last Post: 07/05/2014 at 16:57

Leaving tulips in the ground

Can they be left in if the drainage is good? 
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Last Post: 13/05/2013 at 08:09
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