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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 20:23

 Self-sown Forget me nots - they were here when we came and appear every spring

 Clematis Barbara Jackman

 Vinca major with Geranium phaeum on the bank behind it

 The euphorbia I bought last week

 The first blossom ever on the baby espalier Concorde pear



Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 20:15

Now the sun's getting higher in the sky the Shady Bank is bursting into colour

 These tulip bulbs were given to me as a retirement gift by a colleague in November 2013

 Hellebore Mrs Betty Rannicar has been blooming its socks off for months and months now

 This primula appeared in the garden two springs ago - I divided it last spring and it's romping away

Is this blight?

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 20:01

You're in the Nottingham area?  - there was a frost in Nottingham over the weekend

Monty and his Kniphofia

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 19:53

The one that gets my goat is new-cu-lar rather than nuclear


Posted: 27/04/2015 at 18:18
Clarington wrote (see)

Does anyone know of any fun recipes for rhubarb?  Last year I rested the rhubarb completely not knowing its history but this year it would be nice to taste it!

Clari - don't know if this counts as fun, but it's really easy and a big hit here - we eat it as pudding with creme fraiche and then as cake (still with creme fraiche )

Strange looking ? erupting from the soil

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 17:48

I agree with Edd - Dung cups - probably growing on manure in your garden - helping to break down the organic matter in the soil

overgrown garden help?

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 17:34

Hi Vonbon and welcome

It doesn't really matter where you post - we'll find you


Can you take some pics of your garden and upload them here - it'll give us a better idea of the size and shape of your garden and your option - to upload a photo you need to click on the green tree icon above where you type your post and follow the instructions


Posted: 27/04/2015 at 16:30

Verdun!!!  No wonder you've got hiccups!!!


Posted: 27/04/2015 at 16:25




Posted: 27/04/2015 at 16:19

Verdun, breathe in and out of a paper bag - it cures hiccups

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ID for hardy geranium please

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I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

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Copper tape

What do your slugs make of it? 
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Plant ID please

Any better ideas ... 
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Those first rewards from the fruit and veg patch 
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Is there an event in your area? 
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Snowdrop Spectacular!!! 
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Norfolk bargains?

Trachycarpus fortuneii 
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Winterwatch BBC2

Starts this evening 9.00pm 
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Please help me choose 
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Trees and their relationships

Interesting info about fungi, microrhyzal organisms and trees 
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What do you really mean to do differently in 2015? 
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