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RainWater Harvesting

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 23:15

Two watering cans used here - one filling while other being emptied. Simples 

Honeysuckle Scarlet Drop dying?

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 23:10

Are the roots and the soil around them still pretty damp? If so if just give it one quick light drink to settle the soil around the roots and then no more until and unless the soil an inch below the surface is dry. 

Rose suckers

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 23:02

Not suckers.  Normal new growth, if a little damaged poss by aphids. Not a problem tho. 

Has it had any rose fertiliser this year? If not I'd give it half a dose.  It's still a baby getting it's roots established. 

Prune it hard back to about 9" from the ground, pruning to an outward facing bud. It'll soon build up a good framework of stems.


Lillie Beetles

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 22:50

They're not native to the UK and have no predators here :-(


Posted: 22/06/2016 at 22:44

Sweet dreams to you too Clari (( ))

Treehugger's Big Day

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 22:42

Wishing you both all the luck and love in the world. Live happily ever after  

Can anyone please help with naming this plant?

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 19:30

I've enlarged the photo - it's definitely Hesperis matronalis - foliage, flowers and immature seed pods are identical to mine except mine is the white form. Mine is on a shady north facing bank. If the purple one gets plenty of sunlight that will explain why it's doing so well. This appears to be a very good year for Sweet Rocket 

Last edited: 22 June 2016 19:31:45

Random holes in flower garden

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 19:15
masshomeowner says:

@ladybird4: I will take the pictures with a coin next to the holes and post again. However, just to give you an idea they are either the size of a quarter or in some case slightly bigger than a quarter (let's say 1.5 times of a quarter). Again, these holes are about 2-3 inch deep and some of the soil is always spread down from beneath the mulch.

@Davefromabove: Yes, Massachusetts

See original post

 Maybe some actual measurements rather than a quarter - we have pounds and pence over here. 


Posted: 22/06/2016 at 17:49

Tennis this morning, then gardening this afternoon, got two rows of Swiss chard Lucullus and one row of beetroot sown and lots of little tidying jobs done.  Also OH (under instruction) moved the big pot with the Campsis radicans along the terrace a bit to give it and the fig a bit more room.Sitting in a shady corner of the terrace, behind some pots, was another toad - not as big as the last one but very handsome all the same.  As I had to move the pots I put a broken piece of a large terracotta pot in the corner to replace them and provide him with a bit of privacy.  

After that, the rest of the afternoon was spent on the lounger under the tree with a G&T listening to the birds and bees and the plop from the frogs in the pond ........ absolute bliss 

Plant ID, Rose

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 17:03

I'll be visiting Peter Beales' nursery on Friday - I'll see if I can find one that looks like your photo 

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