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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 17:41

Glad you got it working - your woodland garden is looking great - that trillium is stunning

squirrel on magnolia

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 17:31

Our squirrels nick our apples, but leave the magnolia alone.  Hopefully there will be a few blooms left when he returns


Posted: 03/04/2015 at 17:25

Never heard of sunpatiens ....will google  Get well quickly Liri

4 landrovers full of manure later....think i should have enough to finishing all the mulching this weekend now.  My first tulip buds are appearing and my new Molly peony(courtesy of Fidget) has 5 flower buds ......getting very exciting

Hope the tree went on straight Panda - otherwise you feel like there is a gale permanently howling through your room

Help - Massive Bramble problem

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 12:34

I've been doing similar to Gemma - my problem brambles are growing through other plants (large established azaleas) that I don't want to lose, so spraying is not an option.  Instead I cut each stem back as far as I can reach and then poke in a bit of pipecleaner soaked in SBK.  Took ages, as quite fiddly, but so far all is looking dead and no regrowth.  Only did it about 6 weeks ago though, so time will tell.

theres a thread on here somewhere where I got the advice

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 12:24

AWB click ok on the error message and then wait 30 seconds ....the pictures then load as normal.  There is a glitch, but you can work round it.

thanks for the japanese cherry info Joybell Very pretty.  Gardens looking great pdoc and wintersong - you can see how much time and effort you put into them.  

I love seeing other people's gardens

Jasmin - officinale or trachelspermum??

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 11:24

Thanks Pansy


Posted: 03/04/2015 at 11:10

I've never managed to keep them either.  Had several attempts (love the purple cascade look) but eventually gave up.  Maybe I'll have another try with sand and grit added.  We are clay too.

Jasmin - officinale or trachelspermum??

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 11:06

Thanks Nut - do you grow either?

i once tried trachelospermum, but it didn't survive the first winter (in our frost pocket) - is there any difference in hardiness between them?  And are both floriferous?

otherwise it seems that the choice is really evergreen (with some autumn tints) or deciduous.


Posted: 03/04/2015 at 10:55

I'd agree - not looking good.  They are not long lived plants (about 20 years I think) - so maybe its time is up?

Jasmin - officinale or trachelspermum??

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 10:51

A friend of mine wants to cover the back fence of his garden with white flowered scented jasmine.  He was going to go with trachelspermum, but has been recommended to use officinale instead.  does anyone know the difference, and which would you go for?  He lives in urban southeast.

Discussions started by chicky

Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

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Strange flower buds - ID??

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Love lies bleeding from seed

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Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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Gardening on TV

A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
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More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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Jasmin - officinale or trachelspermum??

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How big are vine weevil grubs?

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Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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Getting rid of brambles

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Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Tree id

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Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Plant ID - blue flowers

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