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Posted: 28/09/2015 at 10:42

It's quite easy to make you titter Hosta

Keeping hydrangea over winter

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 10:39

 Mine (same type - hortensia, different colour) on the day we moved here - prior to living on that front porch it had lived several years in a cold northfacing back yard with absolutely no protection whatsoever. 

Keeping hydrangea over winter

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 10:36

Yep, just to protect the pot (if it's terracotta etc) and stop the roots from freezing solid (which they're more liable to when they're above ground).  Raise the pot on feet or bricks to aid drainage and put it in a sheltered corner if it makes you less anxious about it.  Don't remove the dead flowers until spring. 

I know they look exotic, but they're tough as old boots .... really

odd coloured ladybirds

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 09:44

They could be British Natives or Harlequins (although they are ususally slightly bigger than natives).  They both come in various different colours/patterns.  Just a few here


ID please

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 09:29

We had one growing over a tree root outside the office - planted by our manager who had a lovely garden   That's the first one I took notice of - I'm hoping to find space for one here when one of our big trees is felled ... as you say Nut, lovely scent

Plant ID Please

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 09:26

Well, we drove through Buckinghamshire on Friday and they didn't attack us!

Look after them Tim - if they survive until next year and flower we may be able to identify them - wouldn't that be fun


Posted: 28/09/2015 at 09:08

Good morning LilyP   We had a lovely holiday thank you

I've heard from Wonky - she and her hub (and upon occasion Papa Womble and a crowd of friends) are busy renovating the basement of the apartment they're moving into any day now.  It's a shame the move couldn't have happened over the summer when she had some time on her hands, but heyho, that's life isn't it?

I'll be over to see her soon as I've some pressies for her from Hosta

Identifying this bulb/seed?

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 08:49

Isn't Nature wonderful?

Fruit & Vegetable Branding

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 08:44

Is this a hypothetical hybrid - are you studying botany or marketing?

Keeping hydrangea over winter

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 08:41

I'd wrap the pot in bubblewrap to protect it from the frost, but the hydrangea will be fine - they're really hardy. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Geum Totally Tangerine

It's got to be moved ... 
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Which Cornish Garden to visit in September?

If you could only choose one ........... 
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Winter container display

Stuck for ideas 
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Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

ID please

Can't remember  
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Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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Last Post: 05/07/2015 at 10:10

The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Congratulations to you both ... 
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ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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