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Plant Id

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 21:12

Yes - dig all of it out asap.  Is there just the one?  Where has it come from? 

Newly planted leylandi dead?

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 21:09

Snap BL

Newly planted leylandi dead?

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 21:09

Are you sure you want a Leylandii hedge?  They grow huge very quickly, require a lot of maintenance and totally impoverish the soil around them so that nothing else will grow.

There are lots of other much more interesting hedge choices (and most of them are easier to grow and look after)

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 20:30
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

Barbara Jackman is so lovely, delicate and rather shy with her beautiful drooping heads.

Because she's on a bank on a north-facing fence, when the sun's shining through the petals from behind, it's absolute magic - shame I can't get that on camera

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 20:28

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 Dicentra alba - last year it nearly disappeared so I lifted it and popped it in a pot - it's much happier now

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 Aren't broad beans in flower absolutely beautiful

 

 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 20:23

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 Self-sown Forget me nots - they were here when we came and appear every spring

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 Clematis Barbara Jackman

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 Vinca major with Geranium phaeum on the bank behind it

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 The euphorbia I bought last week

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 The first blossom ever on the baby espalier Concorde pear

 

 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 20:15

Now the sun's getting higher in the sky the Shady Bank is bursting into colour

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 These tulip bulbs were given to me as a retirement gift by a colleague in November 2013

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 Hellebore Mrs Betty Rannicar has been blooming its socks off for months and months now

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 This primula appeared in the garden two springs ago - I divided it last spring and it's romping away

Is this blight?

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 20:01

You're in the Nottingham area?  - there was a frost in Nottingham over the weekend http://www.timeanddate.com/weather/uk/nottingham/historic

Monty and his Kniphofia

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 19:53

The one that gets my goat is new-cu-lar rather than nuclear

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 18:18
Clarington wrote (see)

Does anyone know of any fun recipes for rhubarb?  Last year I rested the rhubarb completely not knowing its history but this year it would be nice to taste it!

Clari - don't know if this counts as fun, but it's really easy and a big hit here - we eat it as pudding with creme fraiche and then as cake (still with creme fraiche )

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/10500/rhubarb-and-custard-cake

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

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Plant ID please

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Is there an event in your area? 
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Snowdrop Spectacular!!! 
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Starts this evening 9.00pm 
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Please help me choose 
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Interesting info about fungi, microrhyzal organisms and trees 
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What do you really mean to do differently in 2015? 
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There's a rogue thread 
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Christmas lights in the garden

Already! 
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John Innes Compost

All your questions answered 
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