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Garden Gallery

Posted: 19/04/2012 at 22:42

Garden Gallery

Posted: 19/04/2012 at 22:41

Garden Gallery

Posted: 19/04/2012 at 22:40

Garden Gallery

Posted: 19/04/2012 at 20:45

if you have windows go to photo apps hit properties hit resize down to 640 or 680 hit ok hit save and then you should be able to send


Posted: 19/04/2012 at 20:40

scilla campanulata, muscari, brunnera hadspen cream  with anemone nemorosa literally a carpet under the cornus baileyii. also a new(to me)pulmonaria-silver frosted leaves with each flower cluster containing both blues and pinks. a seedling hellebore with darker red flowers than any i have-so many great plants have been the result of accident rather intention. a very fine dianthus which was given to me as carth usianorum is possibly not, this one grows to 1 meter while carthus is 8 inches, hmmm? vitis purpurea is breaking, such a relief when it is something we really want. verbascums are already monumental clumps. physocarpus copperopolis with berberis aurea-i'm trying not to add anything-always a temptation this time of year-until i see what is actually there. have the varieties of geum exploded there the way they have here? such an excellent plant, rudbeckias alos seemingly in every color-what remarkable and lovely times we live in.


Posted: 18/04/2012 at 19:08

just a nice picture


Posted: 18/04/2012 at 19:06


Posted: 18/04/2012 at 18:46

one clump of lysimachia ephemerum did in fact survive, yay. on the other hand sisyrhinchium striatum has utterly and i fear irreversibly collapsed. oh woe, oh dolor, oh damn. magnolia liliaflora is in full bloom, hundreds of very small flowers this year. glaucium sprouting, malva sprouting, geraniums everywhere, won't weed any out and see if the garden is a cloud of blue-it could happen. aconite ivorine has recovered from what i did to it(attempted total eradication before i realized i wanted it as part of a new planting) searching i found one root that had sprouted and it is slowly coming back. 


Posted: 16/04/2012 at 19:46

the self sown cosmos atrosanguinea are all sprouting next to rocks-did the rock provide enough warmth or moisture or whatever to allow the very tender seed to survive? callirhoe sprouting everywhere, what a fine plant but i suppose i have to take some measure of control or the paths will be impassable this summer.

Dead Daphne

Posted: 16/04/2012 at 19:38

once established daphnes are extremely drought tolerant, they also do not like being fed. here in reno nv.where it is very dry indeed mine are watered once a summer one of them is 30 years old and ten feet across-they really thrive on neglect

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just curious

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searching for seeds

stuff i want 
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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. 
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Last Post: 08/05/2012 at 10:26


all through the year 
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