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Plant ID help please

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 09:01

Euonymous often revert but it's easy to snip out those stems that do as Dove has said. They're great shrubs for shady areas - very versatile - and low maintenance, which means there's more time for things that aren't ! The pyracantha has late spring/early summer flowers which bees and hoverflies love, and then berries at this time of year which the birds will eat. Great that your daughter is enjoying it all  


Posted: 29/09/2014 at 08:50

Was that the tribute concert Dove?  I recorded it, although I saw a little bit of it  - and there's a Neil Young one on next week  

I saw him 12 years ago - he was terrific. He's very funny - full of anecdotes -  and still sounds exactly the same as he did when I first heard him - voice is still superb. Of course, I was only a child then, since I'm 27.....


Posted: 29/09/2014 at 08:33

Morning all. Lovely pic Panda.  If you have Yahoo - there's a pic on one of the links of a forest up here and it's just a sea of misty webs. 

Dove - my resident robin gets a right strop on with me if I'm working outside for too long near 'his' feeder. 

Just taken daughter to work - no chance of a lie in on my hols  Lots to do and looks like it'll be dry. Having an early dinner though as I'm going to see James Taylor tonight with my sis. Hankies will be at the ready for when he does Fire and Rain 

Off for a look round to catch up. Have a good day everyone 

Modern Gardens to visit in Yorkshire?

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 08:26

I know you're saying Yorkshire, but your group might be interested in visiting Levens Hall in Cumbria - famous for it's topiary. It's just south of Kendal,  so just a bit farther north west.  Not a contemporary garden of course, but a stunning piece of geometry.

Can't beat Castle Howard. The house and all the grounds are magnificent, and used to perfection in the making of Brideshead Revisited. 


Posted: 28/09/2014 at 19:50

Lovely chicky. Hope all goes well tomorrow  

I'm up sharp to take daughter to work so I'm putting my feet up to watch the golf now. Looking forward to it as I listened to it all afternoon on the radio and it was brilliant 

Have a good evening everyone 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 19:46

Sedum archie. Not sure which one - could be Brilliant or Autumn Joy. 

I'd have liked some lighter foliage behind the Actea to set off it's dark stuff but it depends which angle you view it from anyway. There's a buddleia at one side of it and some blackthorn at the other which has pale foliage. The flowers were the reason for having it though  

Planting Allium Bulbs

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 19:40

Two to three times their depth is the norm Yvie, so smaller bulbs will be nearer the surface.

Late perennials for the white garden

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 13:23

Just remembered a perennial I mentioned on another thread - the white Sedum  (iceplant) 'Iceberg' ,and I think there's another white now too. Not as easy to get as the pink varieties but they make a very subtle display for this time of year 

Cutting back

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 12:53

If they were only plug plants this year it will take a little while for them to grow into a decent enough size to flower well. Next year they should be much better  

Late perennials for the white garden

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 12:35

I'd do them in pots if I got them  - too risky in the ground here, although my new raised beds are well drained...

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