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Pound Shop Lupins

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 16:39

It's definitely the best way Jack. Especially when you have loads of things to identify in a mature garden like that. People here have the experience and you can't get that on google! I've had so much help here since I joined, and it's nice to give something back whenever possible, though I don't have anything like the knowledge that lots of people here have 

salix caprea kilmarnock

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 16:35

This is the only one I could find - they're in the top left corner of the pic ( inside the 'corner' created by the posts ) above the little statue in the pond.


salix caprea kilmarnock

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 16:29

They get a bit bigger Pauline because the new stems go up as well as out and down, if that makes sense. I had a group of three at the edge of a pond in a previous garden which had been there a long time. I'd say they were about 5' high and  about 4' wide, they'd been closely planted so would have been wider if they'd been spaced out more.  If I can find a photo I'll post it 


Posted: 23/02/2014 at 16:24

A big stand of them makes more of an impact lily - if you have the room. 

Pound Shop Lupins

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 16:22

I'd keep the shoots in daylight Jack, but it may not make too much of a difference if they're very small. Keep an eye out for slugs/snails and aphids - they all love lupins! 

Camera Corner

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 16:18

Love the archway and gate too KEF. I have a mirror that I want to place on the fence which will eventually be surrounded by greenery. I'll angle it to reflect another part of the garden - that's the theory anyway!

Was the container for the empties handy during the building work Bob? 

Nice to see it all coming together isn't it. Makes the hard graft worth while. Another month will see an even  bigger difference. I've still a bit of work to do on  my raised beds but some of the plants are getting established quite  well now, and I planted hundreds of bulbs in them.

Music in the Garden

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 16:10

I need something to drown out the screaming children LLass. The poor birds don't stand a chance unless it's pouring with rain or they're at school.

Just birdsong would be glorious 

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diablo'

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 16:06

When one door closes nut...

More Plant I-D's please.

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 16:05

Would agree with nut on everything there Jack, though I wouldn't have known Abelia and woodrfuff. 8 looks rhododendron- ish but to be honest, there's so little of it, it's hard to tell - it could be lots of things. It may have been planted and just hasn't had the right conditions or enough room to establish correctly or it could be something that's seeded itself in there. Many of the plants do seem quite congested so you may need to do a bit of clearing to get the best from the ones you want to keep.

Did you mean the flowering currant Stacey - ribes - that flowers in spring?

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diablo'

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 15:49

Had a quick look at RHS site- seems they are hardy so I must have been having a senior moment nut! 

Is there no sign of life? Would have thought you'd have had a shoot or two by now if it's reasonably mature and established.

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