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A couple of plant I.D's please

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 06:55

 Sedum spectablile (aka ice plant)  is the one that responds well to the Chelsea Chop, 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 06:46

Good morning all   Heavy rain overnight but temp only down to 3.3C

It doesn't look as if it's going to be a gardening day - more planning maybe?

As for when's the pond happening?  There's loads of tree roots down there and I have some other gardening jobs for OH, so I might co-opt the builder (when he comes to plaster the hall ceiling and decorate etc!) to dig a hole - he'll do anything for cake! 

Allotments in/near Waddesdon

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 06:24

Hi, these two sites should be helpful

http://www.nsalg.org.uk/allotment-info/how-to-get-an-allotment/

https://www.gov.uk/apply-allotment

Good luck  

 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 19:43
MrsGarden wrote (see)
Wow dove, a pond, and such detail! Wonder what other delights I've missed? Best not go away again?
Hi allium.

Still in the planning stage Mrs G, best not hold your breath 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 19:34

Hello Mrs G welcome back  Think Daniel deserves a pint!  

Plans for the pond - well, so far ............. wildlife pond, vaguely round-ish about 1.5m in diameter - it will have to be partially under the biggest ash tree so we'll have to net it in the autumn.  It'll have a deeper end and a sloping shallow beach.   Planting around it will include pulmonaria, native primrose, hellebores, iris foetidissima  arum italicum cyclamen, lamiums and ferns, with small shrubby stuff behind to provide cover for hedgehogs etc.  and then nearer to the garden bench in that area, some bigger twiggy shrubs, with winter scent and catkins being two of the priorities, underplanted with snowdrops and aconites.  More clematis and honeysuckles on the fence and trellis around the seat to make it almost arbour-like. 

And of course, we've got a big new bed to create at the front of the house too 

A couple of plant I.D's please

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 19:16

I shall take some cuttings of sedums for the Garden Aid project - sedums certainly won't have survived being under feet of gungy water, and it'll be important to have nectar rich plants to help re-establish colonies of pollinating insects in the flooded areas. 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 16:06

Fascinating MMeerkat - I'd not heard of this bee 

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artemisia_abrotanum 

We have lungwort in this garden; I shall keep my eyes open.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 15:55

I've been sitting here watching Vertigo and drawing out a new bed incorporating a small wildlife pond for the back garden.

Now I have to think about possible plants ............   

Hesperis Matronalis, Sweet Rocket

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 15:25

Mine's been flowering on and off through this last winter! 

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