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Something burrowing in my greenhouse

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 19:33

Rats can swim 

ID please!

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 19:28

Not Pokeweed - flowers are wrong


Looks like Spiraea douglasii to me 


Posted: 12/08/2014 at 18:40
Yviestevie wrote (see)

.............  I'm quite sad to see him go now.  Hubby will have to find a new project now, I'll have to see what I can find him.  ..............

Would this be of any help? 

Just think of how pretty a little flock of fantails would look in your lovely garden  


Posted: 12/08/2014 at 18:08

Verdun - (one) of the great things about Miss Ruby is that she doesn't get too large (so they say)   Another great thing is the lovely blue/grey foliage 


Posted: 12/08/2014 at 16:48

Welcome back Lesley - hope your Dad's better soon.  

Hope Not Homer finds his own Pigeon Loft soon.

Well, I'm back from the swish re-modelled offices - a total re-fit, walls moved, new carpets, new kitchen, new electrics and a dishwasher in the kitchen!!!  Interesting how they waited for me to leave before doing all that - I told them they should have said they were waiting for me to go - I'd have gone sooner 

Afterwards I dropped into the nearby Wyevale GC with my £4 of vouchers - they expire at the end of August so they had to be spent.  I fell in love with Buddleja Miss Ruby   It is absolutely gorgeous with a capital 'G' - the one I bought is having its second flush of blooms and they're beginning to 'go over', turning a gorgeous mixture of violet and magenta - fabulous.  

I have absolutely nowhere to put it   I'll either have to dig another bed or move some things around this autumn 

Alcofrolic fruits for Christmas

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 16:20


fungi identification please

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 15:57

The one I know that grows in the moss is the little Collared Mosscap, but the shape looks wrong. See what you think - or have a look at the rest of that site and see what you can find. 


Posted: 12/08/2014 at 10:42

Then I'd dampen it a bit (it's not good for your lungs to handle dry dusty chicken manure anyway) bag it into sturdy black bin bags - tie the tops then puncture the bags all over so that moisture gets in and leave them in a dark dank corner for the rain to get in and it will rot down over the winter.  

Plant ID - post questions for GW Magazine

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 10:36

I don't know if it's any help or not, but this is my HF Young, flowering in May of this year.  It hasn't any flowers at the moment.  Planted 2 years ago. 


And this is Will Goodwin, flowering now (planted this spring) 

 Not a brilliant photo but it's very windy out there at the moment. 

I would have said that Will Goodwin is a paler blue than HF Young - both flowers are about the same size.  

But looking at your photos, I think the petals on your clematis are rounder at the tips than either of mine.

Newly planted Dogwood Tree advice

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 10:00

If it was easier to cut 7 inches from the bottom of the rootball than to dig a further 7 inches of the planting hole, I suspect the site may not be suitable 

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