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Birch leaf damage

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 20:42

Have you had any hail storms lately?

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 19:59

Say Hi to Woody from us Gardengirl 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 19:41

We've been busy   .. OH has moved the little garden shed along a bit which makes all the difference to the way the garden looks ... now it needs painting before it gets honeysuckle and clematis clambering up it and the fence. Some time soon (when we get around to it) we'll put up a little pergola at the end of the path that goes past the shed to the seat in the corner of the garden ........... it's all coming together now  

I've also sown my Morning Glory seeds and done some more pricking out and potting on. Watering has also been high on the agenda as some of the bigger herbaceous perennials in the sunny bed began to flag ... I took the spray bit off the end of the hose and just left it to trickle on the bed for a good while ... then put the seeper hose  on the Shady Bank to give the clematis and honeysuckles there a good drink. I'll do the west facing border tomorrow morning before the sun gets around that side of the house.

While we were out there we were joined by a blackbird and a robin, helping themselves to the grubs and worms we disturbed as well as the last of the live mealworms from the bag in the bottom of the fridge (from Amazon). There were also several recently fledged bluetits from our nest box, learning to navigate the garden ... such fun watching them  

And of course, considerable time was spent laying on our tums looking into the pond watching our pond snails and frogs 

Now we're stuffed full of Chinese takeaway 

Can anyone identify this plant/ivy?

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 16:55

Well, I'll certainly keep an eye on mine but so far it's been remarkably well-behaved 

Deer eating roses?

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 16:53

Get up early, first light, just as the blackbirds start to sing, and look out of your window ... have your camera primed and set ready ............ then show us the culprits 

Red Mason bees

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 15:52

I think that they're probably mining bees rather than the mason bees you had before. 

I'm sure that both they and the bank will be fine ... enjoy watching them 

Last edited: 14 May 2017 15:56:06

Can anyone identify this plant/ivy?

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 15:50
Northern Gardener says:

Thanks Dovefromabove . Although looking at your photo mine looks slightly different, not white all over but just in patches, and no purple flowers with mine either.

See original post

 Sorry, I misled you.  I didn't mean yours was 'Beacon Silver' ... just that that is one of many different varieties of lamiums.  

I have one which looks very like yours and has yellow flowers, but it's not blooming yet ..... 

Can anyone identify this plant/ivy?

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 15:46

Silver Surfer   Vigorous yes ... weed not in my garden  

I've got that one as well as 'Beacon Silver'.  I like them both and both are easy to control. 

Never paid £4.95 for a weed 

Last edited: 14 May 2017 15:48:21

Blitzing a garden rant

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 14:48

Nasty racist comment.

 The many Eastern Europeans I've met in the UK work hard, look after their families and have very good gardening, DIY and housekeeping skills, and are great cooks, keeping house on limited budgets, cooking from scratch and growing their own fruit and veg.

Last edited: 14 May 2017 14:48:24

J Parkers rose delivered dead/diseased?

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 14:40

It's incredibly late in the season to be buying bare root roses ... mine are all in bud and many are flowering 

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