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Posted: 05/07/2015 at 19:56

Thank you GG, and thank you Woody too

what is this shrub?

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 19:48

The scent of privet flowers always takes me back to a holiday in Brittany where the privet hedges were high and full of flowers and buzzing insects - I know some people loathe the smell, but I love it

Pland ID please

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 19:41

One of the astrantias

pond surround

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 19:40

Nowadays you can buy 'sleepers' which have never been near a railway and haven't been impregnated with creosote/tar etc like the old-style railway sleepers -  you can buy them pressure treated or not. 

Maybe that's what the OP is talking about.

climbing rose roots covered in ants

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 15:05

Ants like dry soil - keep the soil moist and they'll move on.  Rather than moving the rose I'd have drenched it with water and kept it damp. 

Will they grow back as good next year

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 15:02

As well as leaving the leaves to die down natureally, I'm going to give mine a bit of Fish Blood and Bone now that they've finished flowering in the hope that it'll help the bulbs store up energy for next year's flowers.

That's what I do with daffodils etc so hopefully the alliums will respond just as well as the daffs do.

A few mystery plants that need identifying

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 14:13

I agree with Annette, and they're probably Cyclamen hederafolium - my shady bank is covered with them at this time of year. 

Climbing Roses

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 14:09

David Austin recommends containers of at least 25litres or the size of half a barrel - and this is just for the bush roses suggested here

Climbing roses are even bigger and need larger containers.


The reason I'm not weeding

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 14:03
Lyn wrote (see)

Although my garden looks a wild country garden mess, I wont have a weed in it either.  But good excuse there Dove, I'll give you that!!

Glad you appreciate the creativity Lyn

White powder stuff on leaves, stems and new buds of patio buddleja

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 13:34
Tetley wrote (see)

....oh it IS in a pot then.   I water everything in pots !  Buddleia is really so much better off if it is planted in the ground.

Dove....this powery stuff wipes off.......

Yes, just thought I'd mention it in case someone comes along at a later date with a similar query - I didn't mean that it was a possible diagnosis for the OP's plant.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Last Post: 28/07/2015 at 20:16

Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

ID please

Can't remember  
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Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 12:44

Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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Last Post: 05/07/2015 at 10:10

The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 09:35

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10


Congratulations to you both ... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20

I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:09

Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Last Post: 09/06/2015 at 10:01

Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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