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The history of the land we call our garden.

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 21:55

Isn't it fascinating!

Here are some earlier posts on a similar theme

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/the-potting-shed/buried-treasure/277795.html

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/the-potting-shed/buried-treasure/173303.html

We've got lots of new forum members since those threads - hopefully they've found lots of buried treasure too

Autumn planted garlic

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 21:46

There have been other similar queries lately - think it's the recent dry weather - if you don't get a good downpour give them a good soaking.

Is this blight?

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 21:16

Cover it with fleece - that's what the farmers do.

OR

as a cheaper solution if you don't have any fleece, earth the plants up as much as possible and then spread a few pages of newspaper over the top at night (remove in the daytime - replace each evening) and hope it's not too windy!

Plant Id

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 21:12

Yes - dig all of it out asap.  Is there just the one?  Where has it come from? 

Newly planted leylandi dead?

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 21:09

Snap BL

Newly planted leylandi dead?

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 21:09

Are you sure you want a Leylandii hedge?  They grow huge very quickly, require a lot of maintenance and totally impoverish the soil around them so that nothing else will grow.

There are lots of other much more interesting hedge choices (and most of them are easier to grow and look after)

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 20:30
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

Barbara Jackman is so lovely, delicate and rather shy with her beautiful drooping heads.

Because she's on a bank on a north-facing fence, when the sun's shining through the petals from behind, it's absolute magic - shame I can't get that on camera

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 20:28

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/74593.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

 Dicentra alba - last year it nearly disappeared so I lifted it and popped it in a pot - it's much happier now

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/74592.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

 Aren't broad beans in flower absolutely beautiful

 

 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 20:23

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/74584.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

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

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/74585.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

 Clematis Barbara Jackman

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/74587.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

 Vinca major with Geranium phaeum on the bank behind it

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/74589.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

 The euphorbia I bought last week

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/74590.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

 The first blossom ever on the baby espalier Concorde pear

 

 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

ID for hardy geranium please

Does anyone recognise this one? 
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Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 09:02

Conference on Ancient Trees and Orchards

Open to all 
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Last Post: 25/05/2015 at 22:47

Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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Last Post: 24/05/2015 at 10:37

Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

Some like the shade, some need the sun, some like sun some of the time ... 
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Last Post: 21/05/2015 at 09:32

Neonicontinoids

Do bees become addicted? 
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Last Post: 30/04/2015 at 15:24

Copper tape

What do your slugs make of it? 
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Last Post: 16/04/2015 at 08:19

Plant ID please

Any better ideas ... 
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Last Post: 26/03/2015 at 15:22

First Pickings 2015

Those first rewards from the fruit and veg patch 
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Last Post: 17/03/2015 at 11:10

The Chelsea Fringe

Is there an event in your area? 
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Last Post: 09/03/2015 at 10:48

Snowdrops to see in East Yorkshire

Snowdrop Spectacular!!! 
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Last Post: 23/02/2015 at 11:25

Norfolk bargains?

Trachycarpus fortuneii 
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Last Post: 14/02/2015 at 10:20

Winterwatch BBC2

Starts this evening 9.00pm 
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Last Post: 19/01/2015 at 22:27

Galanthophiles

Please help me choose 
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Last Post: 09/01/2015 at 17:02

Trees and their relationships

Interesting info about fungi, microrhyzal organisms and trees 
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Last Post: 05/01/2015 at 18:01

New Year Gardening Resolutions

What do you really mean to do differently in 2015? 
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