Dovefromabove


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Lovely shrub, but what is it?

Posted: 27/02/2017 at 17:21


Here it is 

Lovely shrub, but what is it?

Posted: 27/02/2017 at 17:17

If you look at the back of this little group you'll see my baby Rosa glauca with a couple of blooms. 


Oh, the pic hasn't appeared ... hang on a min

Last edited: 27 February 2017 17:19:42

Knitting a hedge

Posted: 27/02/2017 at 16:38

I agree that Quickthorn is another name for native hawthorn. It's a brilliant plant in a mixed hedge. 

Lovely shrub, but what is it?

Posted: 27/02/2017 at 16:22

I should have spotted that  I've got a Rosa glauca but it's young and doesn't have that many spines ...yet ...

Overwintering strawberries

Posted: 27/02/2017 at 15:41

once the baby plant has well established roots neither plant needs the 'umbilical cord'. I cut it at both ends. 

Lovely shrub, but what is it?

Posted: 27/02/2017 at 15:22

It looks to me like a Rubus cockburnianus, although the one I know has vivid green leaves. 


I cut it right down to ground level about now every year. It's easily propagated by layering the tips of branches, just bending them down to touch the ground and placing a brick on them for a few months. 

Last edited: 27 February 2017 15:22:55

Compost Heaps / Rats

Posted: 27/02/2017 at 14:21

I wouldn't hesitate to use it on the veg patch - I would wear gloves if handling it.


If you had a night camera on your allotment you'd see all sorts of animals, including rats, wandering around there when you're tucked up in your bed. 


Wire fencing + post and rail fencing

Posted: 27/02/2017 at 14:17

Springers have springs in their legs - our neighbour who was the village headmaster and 6'4" had a right of way through our land to his front door but he didn't often use it - then one day he came home during the day for some reason - the next thing I saw was that he had four muddy pawprints on his chest - Dan our English Springer had leapt at him in a friendly greeting and landed all four muddy paws on his clean white shirt front


Think Welsh Springers and Brittany Spaniels are not quite as lively ...

Last edited: 27 February 2017 14:18:48

Wire fencing + post and rail fencing

Posted: 27/02/2017 at 14:05

My labradors and springer spaniels could jump/scramble over a five bar gate - most terriers will dig underneath any fence you can name - just a heads up for when it comes to choosing your dog

Last edited: 27 February 2017 14:06:17

wild primroses

Posted: 27/02/2017 at 13:56

Cowslips prefer better drainage than primroses do. They're even happy on a grassy sunny bank as long as they're not being baked. 


Primroses and cowslips do hybridise, but the true Oxlip is a separate plant, not a hybrid. It's the County Flower of Suffolk, my home county. 


http://www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/oxlip_primrose_cowslip


Last edited: 27 February 2017 14:00:13

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