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Pland ID please

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 19:59

I'm sure I'll find them useful for something Rich


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

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