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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 15:43

Wonky - that all looks so lovely - so proud of you   And what a transformation by changing the colour of the garden furniture - fantastic  

Bet your lovely hubby and Pa Womble are impressed too

Help with tree-in-a-pot identity...

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 15:12
Edd wrote (see)

Its from.

"My Secret Garden" by Alan Titchmarsh and was published in 2012.

Not sure that helps but I'm sure the answer will be in there.

Edit: It's formally clipped yew and box, apparently.

I have a copy (a GW Advent Calender 'prize') from a couple of years ago. 

On page 102 Alan writes about his "lollipop yews"  planted in "... Italian Terrace Pots, 'Vaso Archi' 80cm in height and diameter with a Gothic arch pattern to their rim.  They age beautifullyu, taking on a duisky patina to the terracotta, which is not as vivid an orange as its British counterpart.  They have also withstood freezing temperatures in at least two severe winters..."

Hope that helps


Posted: 28/06/2015 at 14:07

Hopefully you'll find the information you need via this link

Good luck

Deer oh Dear !

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 13:56
Renata Boyle wrote (see)

thank you so much for your replies - have a feeling I will eventually get banned from this site for asking TOO many questions, came to gardening later in life and often struggle with some of the gardening book that often assume you know a lot already ....


Can't ask too many questions Renata, it's what the forum is here for - it would cease to exist without questions, and that would be so sad.

P.S.  And it's nice to have some easy ones too

Problem neighbours

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 13:19
Edd wrote (see)
.... It will be the water in the hot tub that is attracting the flies not your plants.


And also the lights that they undoubtedly have in that area - that's why those blue-light fly zappers work - you could explain that if they keep the lights off except when they're using the tub, that may help.

The Big News in Edinburgh

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 12:34

Wow!  Fascinating - thanks so much for sharing the photos

Edible ornamentals

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 12:18

I still eat 'Bread and Cheese' - the green hawthorn leaf buds - great in a spring salad.

The young leaves from Lime trees are also tasty.

Nasturtium leaves, flowers and seeds are all great to eat.  The leaves go particularly well in a salami sandwich, the flowers are good in salads and the seeds pickled and used as capers.

Violet, pansy, primrose and roses are all good to eat - you can eat them as they are scattered on a meal in the same way that mini-herbs are used to decorate a plate, or you can crystallise them with egg-white and sugar and use them to decorate cakes and puddings.

What is this plant/weed?

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 12:14

Snap Logan!

What is this plant/weed?

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 12:14

Fat hen - it's an annual weed common in disturbed soil (particularly on agricultural land). 

It's also grown as a green vegetable known as Lambs' Quarter and used in Indian cooking. 

Just pull it up before it seeds.

Spring onions

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 12:10

Have some of our lettuce Verdun - I need to use them all 'cos the courgettes are waiting to be planted in that bed

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