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Latest posts by david spikes

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 20:12

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 just some of this and that

autumn crocus

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 17:50
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 usually the colchicums begin blooming in the middle of sept followed by the crocus in october, but here they are. ive never figured out what triggers the bloom-its not temps as they remain in the 90s here.  some years the bloom only starts in nov. to quote mr. henslowe-its a mystery.

dahlias dahling

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 18:42
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 when they are good they are very very good                                                                              but when they are bad they are horrid

Anemone nemorosa (wood anemone)

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 07:45

nemerosa for me was slow slow slow-for a couple of years it seemed to have not made it-then good god almighty it decided to choke out everything else in the garden. my advice would be to put it someplace where times will be tuf-its very pretty but very thuggish,

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 18:29

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 signs of the times pots from the north to the south deck and planting salad greens today

Daphne

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 21:33

the foliage looks like my jims pride which does pretty well for me-it defoliates every winter then blooms on bare wood. my carol mackie is 10 ft across by 4 high and is powerfully scented just at dusk on cool evenings.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 18:37

just a sunflower but 9 ft tall

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beautiful salvia-my barely hardy mojaves take all summer to recover then bloom in sept. 

whats cooking from the garden

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 18:31

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 green chili fresh corn and pork stew

sunflower seeds

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 18:05

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Composting

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 17:43

weeds treated with glyphosphate can be composted. adding other treated materials can actually stop the compost process. lawn weed and feeds and systemic treatments seem to be the worst-they are meant to linger but other weed killers are very long lived so probably better not to use any in the compost.

Discussions started by david spikes

along came a spider

i'd run away too 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 20:51

autumn crocus

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

dahlias dahling

show us your best 
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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 16:44

whats cooking from the garden

its all good 
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Last Post: 24/08/2014 at 15:00

sunflower seeds

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

phlox paniculata

would that they were mine 
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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

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Last Post: 26/06/2014 at 18:18

overachievers

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

just curious

usa/britain 
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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

bulbs

all through the year 
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Last Post: 15/04/2014 at 20:25
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