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Wildflower ID please

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 22:03

Wild garlic.

When you click on the image to enlarge it, it always turns the right way around - a feature I really like 

egg shell found in the garden

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 21:33

It is probably a starling's egg. They are pale blue in colour, plain and about 30mm in length (an inch ).

Dunnocks' eggs are a bright blue and smaller at 19mm.

Robins' eggs are white or lightly bluish white with sandy red freckles and blotches. They are about 20mm long.

weed or plant?

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 11:30

As landgirl suggested a geranium which is a pretty weed -  easy to pull up when you don't want it but can be pretty and prevent other more problematic weeds growing in a vacant space when you do!

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 22:48

I visited RHS Hyde Hall a couple of weeks ago. I seem to have taken mostly  close up shots of plants with their labels but have one or two more scenic ones which I (hopefully) have posted. I unfortunately didn't take any photos of the dry garden which I thought looked great even so early in the season.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/44808.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 

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Begonias, Dahlias, Chrysanthemums

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 22:36

http://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=592 

The above link gives good info on dahlia growing.

I have no experience of growing chysanthemums but hopefully someone else will be able to help or use the RHS website as they always offer good advice (imo)

Begonias, Dahlias, Chrysanthemums

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 22:29

This is a picture of begonia tubers. The ones you have ordered are going to grow to a big size so don't put too many in a pot. I (hopefully0 have also posted a picture of my trailing begonias last year. There are 3 tubers in each trough.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/44797.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 

http://redoubtreporter.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/begonia-tubers.jpg

Begonias, Dahlias, Chrysanthemums

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 21:43

Begonias should be planted just under the compost or even level with the surface. Make sure you plant them the right way up - most tubers have the old dried roots from last year attached which helps, otherwise its the saucer or dippy bit up.What kind of  begonias are you growing?

Set the pots in a sheltered sunny place to help them aclimatise or in a greenhouse or conservatory if you've got one.

lilies

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 23:25

I would think if she uncurls the leaves and looks very carefully she will see aphids. She can then spray with a washing up liquid/water mix to kill them.

What plant is growing in my garden?

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 22:31

Looks like a weed to me.

Removing Ivy

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 22:27

You will not be able to dig out the roots so you have to treat the plant with a weedkiller that will travel down through the plant to the roots - it will kill the whole plant.

Don't cut down the plant until you can see signs that it is beginning to die (probably several weeks after you apply the weedkiller). If any parts of the ivy start to grow back treat it with Glysophate again. Sometimes you will need to re-treat tough plants like ivy several times in order to kill them off. Follow directions on the packet. Be aware that Glysophate will kill any plant that it touches.

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