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April in Your Garden

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 20:42

katy 1123 should have mentioned that the tender succulents go into tufa planters in the garden for the summer and back into the house-densely planted- in the winter.

bulbs

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 20:16

hot-record temp. yesterday and today-90's. clematis warsaw nike very vigorous-already at 3 ft. while others have just leafed-it should be able to compete with the vitis purpurea for a few years. gravetye beauty seems to have disappeared so must come up with a replacement with the humulus aurea. perhaps self sown morning glories-that intense purple might be good for a season. need to go wading in the canal and whack the siberian elms-today will be hot enough. the garden almost all purple and blue-lunaria ,hesperis, muscari, myosotis, brunnera, veronica the last scillas in the shadiest part of the garden. hydrangeas all in leaf-annabelle the most, quercifolia the least-it refuses to be happy although i try and try-oh,lord.

April in Your Garden

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 20:03

dudleyas-native to coastal north america-tender but thrive inside-the one in the picture is about 8 inches across and ready to bloom-90f here on sunday-a record-the same today-Big Summer is coming

April in Your Garden

Posted: 22/04/2012 at 21:31

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bulbs

Posted: 22/04/2012 at 21:23

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 magnolia loebnrei

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rosa foetidus

bulbs

Posted: 22/04/2012 at 21:22

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rosa foetidus

bulbs

Posted: 22/04/2012 at 21:19

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rosa foetidus

bulbs

Posted: 22/04/2012 at 21:06

wonderful quiet sunday. university students sleeping off last nights debauch. grooming the roses along the canal-austrian copper, harrisons yellow, nevada and glauca. glauca such a wonderful shrub-handsome at all times of the year and a perfect background for almost anything. forsythia suspensa from a cutting from filoli tiny but growing. spirea bridal wreath with chrome yellow wallflowers growing through it.

April in Your Garden

Posted: 21/04/2012 at 21:53

fuchsia mag. porphyrio coming up behind hakonecloa aurea with iris tectorum alba alyssum alpinum has self sown but phygelius capensis is infiltrating-the weather is bringing everything along fast, it would be good if everything would pause for a moment and let zephyrine drouhin catch up.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 21/04/2012 at 21:38

reno,nv. 85f. today and tomorrow, then cooler but with warm nights-renos weather forecast is pretty much the same all summer(may-oct)sunny, clear and warm with cool nights- we are at 4500ft. so night temps in the 30's are not unusual all summer. a single rain storm can provide weeks of conversation.

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searching for seeds

stuff i want 
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Talkback: Dieback on Leyland cypress hedges

it looks like improper trimming or it could be spider mites if they are the soft evergreen curse in the uk that thet are in nev. 
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bulbs

all through the year 
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