Chrissy the gardener

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Box Hedge Clippings

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 14:21

I have planted a Buxus partierre with the infill being gravel, when I'm going to clip the hedge I put a old sheet onto the gravel where the clippings will drop. I carefully pick the sheet up with the clippings and shake it into a waste bag, it saves all the mess on the gravel.

Bearded Iris

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 13:07

What a bonus, I thought I'd missed this Iris flowering because I was away on my jollies but this week it decided to flower.

It is bearded Iris Foggy Dew and according to its label it should flower in spring through to early summer, I'm glad it got its timings wrong.

anyone else got a Plant that is a little confused ?

Tree needing love

Posted: 12/09/2016 at 07:53

I've enlarged the picture and it looks like a weeping cheery,

i agree with dove get rid of the rocks the tree will suffer and make sure you water, it will be competing with the Leylandi. Not a good place for it really , I would be inclined to wait until it's dormant and then dig it up and put somewhere else.


Posted: 11/09/2016 at 12:37

I like the new one hour programme, also Monty he is down to earth and tells us about gardening that we can understand. I love the way he shows us when fruit and veg are ready to pick and usually try's them has he goes, just like most of us do, and Nell and Nigel bring in something special to the programme.

keep up the good work G/W love it !!!

garden topiary buddha

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 11:10

Well done, your Buddha is fantastic !!!

Canna lilies

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 09:33

I love cannas and black foliage plants but I haddend heard of Tropicana black ,on my must have list, are they easy to obtain ?

My lawn is destroyed by What?

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 09:26

Get rid of leather jackets with nematodes, scarify lawn a little later then you will get rid of crows.

garden topiary buddha

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 09:23

Love it And I see you have got a cloud tree beside it, I'm just in the process of greating  one of thease. I think patience is what is needed, did you buy the Buddha and cloud tree or did you construct them from the begining ?


Posted: 30/08/2016 at 08:29

Amy I bought the dahlias has tubers from my local garden centre.

Pods on my magnolia tree

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 07:56

A good crop of scale insects and the magnolia looks quite large it might be a major job to remove the scale. I find the only methods that work are take them off manually or brush mentholated spirit on them.

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