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Latest posts by david spikes

Camera Corner

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 22:48

late afternoon in the redwoods-the smoke is from a fire in another national park 

Bindweed or not?

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 22:25

tanacetum parthenium?

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 17:25

steve 309-never too much of a good thing

 heading to yosemite to hike in the mariposa grove-giant redwoods

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 22:05

wintersong-that geum woweeeeee

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 22:02

what wonderful gardens everyone and beautiful plants-wintersong -nice. my acanthus is going to bloom after 25 years-it really hates living in reno nevada

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 21:48

 seedling echinacea with a lot of paradoxa in it

 grocery store lily-sweet


Growing Roses

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 19:18
Salino wrote (see)

..this is something we have to be careful of when buying an Austin rose, as I have read that they often plant their shrub roses in groups of 3, but when we buy we tend to only get the 1 rose, and can be disappointed that we don't get the mass of flowers that we see in some photos...

on their US website austin recommends ordering and close planting in threes which seems a bit much for most home gardeners

Photo test thread only...

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 06:41

 this is a someone elses foto i captured from garden gallery its about 300 pixels but with the blowup problem-i edited it to 850 pixels-quality suffered but enlarges correctly-lord have mercy the happening world is a complex place-hope you folk will experiment and see if it works-done obsessing with this.

Photo test thread only...

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 06:12

horizontal pixels at 850-download fairly fast-seems about the right size-hope the pic didnt get boring but wanted to use the same one for comparison

Photo test thread only...

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 06:09


Discussions started by david spikes

autumn crocus

do you grow them 
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Last Post: 29/08/2014 at 08:27

dahlias dahling

show us your best 
Replies: 23    Views: 480
Last Post: Today at 18:13

whats cooking from the garden

its all good 
Replies: 1    Views: 83
Last Post: 24/08/2014 at 15:00

sunflower seeds

and the pear tree is full of birds cooing and twittering 
Replies: 2    Views: 65
Last Post: 23/08/2014 at 18:14

phlox paniculata

would that they were mine 
Replies: 28    Views: 553
Last Post: 26/08/2014 at 13:26

clematis tie dyed

great blue variegation first of its type 
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Last Post: 16/07/2014 at 17:54

what were they thinking of

Replies: 17    Views: 401
Last Post: 26/06/2014 at 18:18


great thread on underachievers. think we need to balance it. do you have something which has gone gonzo this year after fiddling about forever? 
Replies: 15    Views: 370
Last Post: 06/06/2014 at 16:33

just curious

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Last Post: 04/04/2012 at 20:47

searching for seeds

stuff i want 
Replies: 1    Views: 578
Last Post: 29/02/2012 at 23:53

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. 
Replies: 4    Views: 651
Last Post: 08/05/2012 at 10:26


all through the year 
Replies: 72    Views: 5412
Last Post: 15/04/2014 at 20:25
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