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Pear trees

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 16:50

I doubt if anyone could identify which pear you have by its leaf alone.

Pears take longer than apples to grow to maturity and fruit.  It used to be said that you 'plant pears for your heirs' - thankfully with the use of modern rootstocks this is no longer wholly true, but we still need to practice patience with pears


ID for tall flowering plant.

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 16:32

Think so Edd ..... yes, Wicki says "... It has numerous common names, including dame's rocket, damask violet, dame's-violet,1] dames-wort, dame's gilliflower, night-scented gilliflower, queen's gilliflower, rogue's gilliflower, summer lilac, sweet rocket, mother-of-the-evening and winter gilliflower...."


ID for tall flowering plant.

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 16:19

That's Hesperis Matronalis - Sweet Rocket - a beautiful perfume that fills the garden on a warm evening and makes you stand still in your tracks!

One of my favourites


Posted: 24/05/2015 at 16:15
Verdun wrote (see)

Dove, Dove, Dove.  What is the point of me?  If you keep pinching my words?  . I'm feeling supe, soopfluous, supperfluss....pretty useless at mo.  

Hello Super Flossie

I've just made a lovely potato salad with chives and tarragon for our supper


Posted: 24/05/2015 at 16:11

Think they've turned the sound up! We've been able to hear it this afternoon - even indoors with the radio (GQT) on, but it's not so loud that it's spoiling our afternoon. Hope all the people in the park have got their festival kagouls - it's wet here now.

I think we've been listening to Raury (Wiki tells me: Raury (Raury Alexander Tullis) is an American singer-songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia. He is known for his eclectic sound mixing funk, soul, hip hop and folk and has been described as "tough to pin down" by Pitchfork)

Now apparently it's a gentleman called Lethal Bizzle.  I quite like what I've heard but it's not quite James Taylor

Espalier Conference Pear

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 14:43
willowplanter wrote (see)

I don't think it will be lack of water as we have had more than our fair share in the Lake District ........

So that's where our share went to


Posted: 24/05/2015 at 14:41

I had a rodgersia in a previous garden - it looked like that


Posted: 24/05/2015 at 14:39

I wouldn't wait.

I'd cut the chives hard back so they're only a couple of inches tall, chop them up and use them in scrambled eggs, omelettes, potato salad - whatever you can think of.  Absolutely delicious.  You can break the flowers up and use them to decorate a green salad too.

Then disentangle the roots of the mint from the roots of the chives.

Repot the chives in fresh compost - if there are quite a few you could probably divide them and make two pots of chives - I find they tend to spread to fill the space available.  They'll soon re-grow and give you lots more chives to eat.

Pot the mint in its own (large) pot.

Or of course, both of them could go in the garden - but for mint I sink a large bottomless pot into the ground, leaving the rim about 3" out of the soil, and plant the mint in that - to keep it under control

Drooping lavender

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 13:30
Verdun wrote (see) keep pinching my words.......

exactly my thoughts too.............

Great minds Verdun .............................. and fools, of course

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