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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 19:20

Wonky, would you like some aquilegias like Lyn's?  I have some spares

beautiful birds

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 19:17

You lucky thing

What is this plant ?

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 19:15
1Runnybeak1 wrote (see)

Never mind Lily, at least you are trying to be helpful 

Much more helpful that me

vine weevil or alien bugs

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 19:14

It could be one of the beetle larvae, even stag beetle larvae - they start off quite small and grow and get whiter http://maria.fremlin.de/stagbeetles/lindex.html

Stag Beetles and their larvae are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act.

 

Here are some other beetle larvae http://maria.fremlin.de/stagbeetles/larva-guide/index.html

Beetle and chafer larvae have legs - vine weevil larvae are legless.

christmas tree

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 18:17

Plant id

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 18:15

There are so many green hostas with golden edges with leaves that shape - you'll need to see how big it grows, what the flowers are like and all sorts of things like that, and then an expert might be able to make an educated guess. 

I was in Homebase earlier, they had a pot of Hosta, Mixed - with rounded blue leaves.

Dead Wisteria

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 18:09

Could it be thirsty?  We've had an unusually dry spring, and it'll take more than the recent showers to make up for such a dry time, especially at a time when a plant which is usually a thirsty one, is making flower buds and leaves.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 17:48
WonkyWomble wrote (see)

 I feel a ....'can you just...'  list of jobs coming on! 

Well, there's pushing a trolley at the GC, queueing for the coffees at the GC, loading stuff into the boot of the car at the GC, unloading it when we get back here, enlarging the beds and borders, tieing the tops of the runner bean canes (from the top of the step ladder), levelling the area next to the compost bins so OH can erect my garden shed when it arrives (I've chosen it, I just haven't ordered it yet ), scrubbing the benches ready to paint them, taking a load of plastic pots to the recycling crate at the GC .............. pushing a trolley at the GC, queueing for the coffees at the GC, loading stuff into the .............. hang on a minute, I think I've got deja vu......

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 17:32

I'm inordinately proud of my Wonky Womble

Wintersong - the climber over the shed is a Mermaid climbing rose - it was too rampant for my last garden so we cut it down to about a foot and OH dug it up - the rootball must have weighed a ton (well, I exaggerate, but ... ) we transported it to Wonky's house in a tarpaulin in the back of the car and she dug a hole in the pouring rain and planted it and looked after it - that was probably about 5 or 6 years ago - and it's obviously very happy in it's new home - when it's in flower it's an absolute picture - covered all summer with huge single roses of a glorious yellow with deep golden stamens - and it's a fantastic intruder deterrent on that boundary!!! The thorns are huge and savage

It's good to see Flatface on the road to recovery - even if he does have a somewhat piratical appearance - Aha Jim lad


 

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