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flowering privet

Posted: 31/07/2015 at 15:33

It's the right time of year to take semi-ripe cuttings with a 'heel' - info here

Good luck

How special we are to share our planet with plants!

Posted: 31/07/2015 at 13:23

1. Poppy

2. one of the mallows (Lavatera family)


Posted: 31/07/2015 at 13:19

He probably needs new ones after the damage the blackbirds did Fg

10 bearded iris from Wonky all potted up (small piece of ground elder identified and removed to council bin)

Now I need a coffee before I start on the applie pie to take to MIL's tomorrow.


Posted: 31/07/2015 at 13:14

LOL - forgiven David - you've made me laugh


Posted: 31/07/2015 at 12:05

It's called Mind your own Business - advice here

Good luck


Posted: 31/07/2015 at 11:31
1Runnybeak1 wrote (see)
.... I'm going to purchase a small Holly tree because yesterday I saw the Postie, a quite large postie, push her way through from next door across my garden and it's now obvious it's her who broke a 4' branch off my Pineapple Tree.  Ggggrrrrrr.  ..........

  Think I'd send her manager a bill for the holly!!!  Or at the very least ask them to remind all posties not to trample across gardens and through hedges, and to use pathways and gates wherever available, or CCTV will be installed 

Hedging ideas

Posted: 31/07/2015 at 10:39
Fairygirl wrote (see)

I live near a small Nat Trust garden and every day when I pass it to go to work, I admire the honeysuckle growing through the (mixed beech and hawthorn) boundary hedging. It looks tremendous just now.

Yellow/cream one - but  I don't know the variety. Should be easy enough to find out  though - someone will here will know

Graham Thomas is a lovely creamy honeysuckle - my favourite 

Creeping buttercup - opinions please

Posted: 31/07/2015 at 10:34

In a border I'd get rid of it quick - it'll spread and invade everywhere.  We allow some to survive along the edge of the lawn against the sleepers of the Shady Bank, but we strim it back before it seeds.

As Obelixx says, there's lots of much better groundcover plants than Creeping Buttercup


Posted: 31/07/2015 at 10:25

You coming home tonight or tomorrow morning Hosta ?

Good luck Panda

Back from SM - just having a coffee before I get out into the garden


Posted: 31/07/2015 at 07:45

Morning Hosta

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