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Posted: 06/08/2017 at 12:42

One of the hypericums?

Runner beans on holiday

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 12:39

Oh, and the courgettes 

Runner beans on holiday

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 12:38

I do the same as Pansyface ... it's a win-win situation ... she helps herself to the raspberries and tomatoes as well, waters the pots and feeds the hedgehogs.

We bring her back a box of Cornish fudge ... everybody's happy and the plants keep on producing.  

Last edited: 06 August 2017 12:38:53

Nasty fungus

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 12:35

Sounds like a slime mould ... fascinating organisms ... it'll be gone soon. 


Posted: 06/08/2017 at 12:30

Not a pest !!!!... you're a very lucky person!!!  

That is the caterpillar of the beautiful Elephant Hawk Moth ... it's on the ground looking for a place where it can pupate and become an adult, reappearing next year. 

Just leave it alone to get on with things and it'll be fine 

Last edited: 06 August 2017 12:30:52

German fir tree

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 12:20

German fir tree

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 12:10
forgetmenots says:

No dove ... the plant you show has circular forms of leaves. Mine are singular leaves growing up a stem. Each leaf has what I would call a slightly serated edge. The flowers are clumps of what I can only describe as looking like cauliflower but are wine coloured. 

See original post

 Possibly one of the Sedum spectabile varieties?

Plants for Wedding 2 June

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 12:06

What abo ut Nigella? ... appropriately called 'Love in a Mist'  sown in succession in September/early October you should get blooms for the beginning of June 

Have a lovely wedding 

German fir tree

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 10:45

@ Soup ... I'd take the lot out and recreate your privacy with some other sort of screening ... a pergola covered with clematis and roses perhaps?

@ Forgetmenots .. does it look anything like this?

Aeonium arboreum 'atropurpureum'

Breaded Iris

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 09:55

Another recommendation here for Kelways .

Claire Austin also has a good reputation for her irises but I've not bought from her. 

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