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Idenitfy this plant

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 17:49

First one looks like another clematis to me.

The second and third is a peony - you lucky thing


Posted: 24/05/2015 at 17:46

They're out and about now - there's nothing you need to do - as long as your garden has safe fresh water and some undergrowth - dog food is good - they also like sunflower hearts, chopped peanuts, banana and raisins.  Plenty of undegrowth in the garden is good, and a way for hedgehogs to travel from garden to garden so a 'hedgehog hole' in your fence is needed if there's not one already.

Lots of info here

Idenitfy this plant

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 17:31

From what I can see that looks like clematis.

Weed / Plant ID

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 17:18

Yes, Honesty - not a weed in this garden.  

And it has those lovely seeds pods you can dry for winter decorations

Pear trees

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 16:50

I doubt if anyone could identify which pear you have by its leaf alone.

Pears take longer than apples to grow to maturity and fruit.  It used to be said that you 'plant pears for your heirs' - thankfully with the use of modern rootstocks this is no longer wholly true, but we still need to practice patience with pears


ID for tall flowering plant.

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 16:32

Think so Edd ..... yes, Wicki says "... It has numerous common names, including dame's rocket, damask violet, dame's-violet,1] dames-wort, dame's gilliflower, night-scented gilliflower, queen's gilliflower, rogue's gilliflower, summer lilac, sweet rocket, mother-of-the-evening and winter gilliflower...."


ID for tall flowering plant.

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 16:19

That's Hesperis Matronalis - Sweet Rocket - a beautiful perfume that fills the garden on a warm evening and makes you stand still in your tracks!

One of my favourites


Posted: 24/05/2015 at 16:15
Verdun wrote (see)

Dove, Dove, Dove.  What is the point of me?  If you keep pinching my words?  . I'm feeling supe, soopfluous, supperfluss....pretty useless at mo.  

Hello Super Flossie

I've just made a lovely potato salad with chives and tarragon for our supper


Posted: 24/05/2015 at 16:11

Think they've turned the sound up! We've been able to hear it this afternoon - even indoors with the radio (GQT) on, but it's not so loud that it's spoiling our afternoon. Hope all the people in the park have got their festival kagouls - it's wet here now.

I think we've been listening to Raury (Wiki tells me: Raury (Raury Alexander Tullis) is an American singer-songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia. He is known for his eclectic sound mixing funk, soul, hip hop and folk and has been described as "tough to pin down" by Pitchfork)

Now apparently it's a gentleman called Lethal Bizzle.  I quite like what I've heard but it's not quite James Taylor

Espalier Conference Pear

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 14:43
willowplanter wrote (see)

I don't think it will be lack of water as we have had more than our fair share in the Lake District ........

So that's where our share went to

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Congratulations to you both ... 
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ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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Weather warning! 
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Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Where shall I put them? 
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ID for hardy geranium please

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Conference on Ancient Trees and Orchards

Open to all 
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Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

Some like the shade, some need the sun, some like sun some of the time ... 
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