Chrissy the gardener

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Seed pods on New Zealand Flax

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 10:32

Just found a couple more pictures,


hope this encourages you to keep the seed pods on while there is nectar in them.

Seed pods on New Zealand Flax

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 10:27

I love it when my phormians flower and the seed pods when they first come attract bees and other pollinators , I only cut the poles off when the yellow colour has gone from the pods.


Can anyone Identify this flower please

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 10:15

Looks like Callardia to me.

Fruit trees in my village - what are they?

Posted: 21/08/2017 at 08:29

I think crab apples as well certainly not quince they are very different.

I would not be looking to use them until September.

Easy to propogate Coleus

Posted: 15/08/2017 at 09:32

Yes really easy to propogate I think the challenge comes with trying to over winter them, I grow them as annuals so buy plants in the spring and root cuttings for more for free for the summer display.

Large tree

Posted: 15/08/2017 at 08:01

It sounds like it is a Rhus Typhina, commonly known as the stags horn tree. Without a picture to see I can only go on how you describe it.

If it is this tree they are prone to sending out suckers, this can be managed by digging or pulling thease suckers out when they are small.

Ive looked on google and if you put in Rhus Typhina pruning there is a section on this.

I have one of thease trees and I agree with you they are quite beautiful.

Please could anybody tell me what this plant is?

Posted: 13/08/2017 at 18:20

It's a double hollyhock

Which type of robinia is this?

Posted: 12/08/2017 at 11:08

Wow what a beautiful specimen , never seen one this tall before and yes I agree with hostafans ID

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Posted: 12/08/2017 at 08:47

Sorry my fault I've sorted it, it must be my age

Have a laugh ---- I pressed the space in settings ro ignore myself !!!

think I will go back to bed and stay there until tomorrow. 

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Posted: 12/08/2017 at 08:33

is anyone else having problems replying to the threads, twice I've tried replying to a certain thread and when posted it doesn't come on the screen.

It must be the weekend gremlins 😬

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