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Posted: 12/06/2014 at 19:51

I can hire her out to you Lesley - she's almost house- trained...

Difficult to buy for men anyway I think, unless they have hobbies. My Dad was tricky too for presents.

Working tomorrow as we're very busy. Who'd have thought we'd need so much salt when we're all meant to be cutting back on it.... 

Last minute stuff for Royal Highland Show as usual, but loads of other orders to fulfill. Better to be busy though.

KEF -  at least your greenhouse should be ready for overwintering stuff anyway...


Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 19:39

My little 'wigglers' who are enjoying their new habitat - torties or peacocks 

I don't mean in daughter's hand the new hedge


Fleece for brassicas query

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 19:20

Hey Rob - like the nickname - have you climbed Am Bodach? 

Plant ID white ponpom Clematis

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 19:14

Hi dizzylizzy. I think it may be Arctic Queen which has quite a long flowering season. Does it flower most of the summer as well? If it is, it only needs light pruning in late winter/early spring - just a tidy up. A good feed - Blood, Fish and bone is ideal - at the same time will keep it happy, and make sure it doesn't go short of water in hot spells as it's against a wall. You can use something like diluted tomato food when you water, now and again through the summer. 

If you look on one of the specialist Clematis sites like Taylor's you can see if it matches the pix on there.

ID if poss please

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 18:25

First one looks like fennel to me. Bronze one - the new growth does have that colouration. No idea about the second. Looks like a Phormium at the front of the plant in second pic BB2.

What have you learnt this year in the garden?

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 18:21

The spirit's willing and all that philippa, but the body's....well.... frankly it's had enough...


Posted: 12/06/2014 at 18:16

Just had my dinner - kindly made by daughter while I cut the grass and did a few before the rain came on. Yesterday I noticed a load of little black caterpillars on one section of the new blackthorn hedge - torties or peacocks so it's lovely that the butterflies are making use of the new facilities already 

Not had time to catch up on all the posts so will try and do that. Everyone's been busy, or ill, or getting/trying to get new jobs, or even gardening!

What have you learnt this year in the garden?

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 18:09

I've learnt that I'm no longer 27....


Posted: 12/06/2014 at 07:23

Morning all. Busy day yesterday so wasn't on. Glad you had  a good time at both outings chick 

Good luck to chicklet for the last one. 

Off to see what you've all been up to before I go soon. Have a good day everyone - especially the other 'miners' 

Bay tree pruning advice

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 07:36

Taller plants always take longer to establish - smaller ones will develop much better as Lyn says. There's a house near me which was up for a sale a few years ago which borders quite a busy road. The owners planted a Laurel hedge to create more privacy and give it more kerb appeal, but made the classic mistake of thinking bigger's better. Several years on and it still looks dreadful- sick and yellow and no bushier. It needs cropped.

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