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hardy geraniums pictures

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 17:26
Forester2 wrote (see)

Fridgetbones - G. Phaeum is supposed to be good for dry shade.  I purchased a couple this year from a local 'open garden' and was assured they were good for that position.  I will find out next year if that is the case. 

I've got Phaeum in the driest part of the Shady Bank, under the biggest ash tree - it seems very happy there and is self-seeding, so if anyone wants me to send them a few little ones send me a PM.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 17:16

My sweetpea wigwam got badly bashed about in the winds we had a few days ago, but they're looking gorgeous again


hardy geraniums pictures

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 17:09

 This Rozanne has been flowering for some weeks now - it's a great favourite with the honey bees.   This is a north facing bank so it's doing pretty well. 


Posted: 16/07/2014 at 17:05

I've got the sprinkler on the Shady Bank - I mowed the lawns but couldn't do the edges in the back garden because they were full of frogs

 Isn't he just beautiful!

When I was setting up the sprinkler I noticed that Hissing Sid was in the pond, so no wonder all the frogs were on the lawn. 

Greenfly by the million

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 15:49

They're not - see my post above 

Greenfly by the million

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 15:36

Eileen - there won't be any greenfly eggs in your compost - greenfly only lay eggs in the autumn - they hatch in the spring and from then onwards the greenfly reproduce by the unfertilised females giving birth to live young which then also reproduce themselves 

Hello from North Yorkshire

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 14:20

Welcome Mrs Nesbitt 

What a lovely place you live and what a super project. 

Don't worry, we won't let you do too much at a time - we're great believers in 'gently does it' and 'sit back and enjoy looking at it'  from time to time.  

If you'd like to take some photos of the garden and post them on here, and tell us about the sort of garden you like, we can think about a step by step approach.  

To post pictures on here you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions.  If it doesn't work let us know 

Help pls to ID

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 13:18

Snap Edd! 

Help pls to ID

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 13:17

Mosquito larvae

Back for another small flower ID!

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 12:50

Yes, I agree - I should wear my glasses more often 

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