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Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 22:56

No rush Clive! 

What are these?

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 22:52

Looks a bit like my pet hate rosebay willowherb Sara but Loosestrife is similar so the one you planted could be that. If you wait  till flowers start appearing it's easier to tell and if it's widespread in the garden it's more likely to be a weed. You could search those online and see if they look like what you have. Rosebay has violet/purple flowers and Loosestrife is purple or yellow flowering, though there is a white one too. Some Euphorbias are very similar too so that's an option for the 2nd one as  well!

 Can you take another pic of the first one from a bit farther away?

A case of the missing goldfish (and a heron)

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 22:37

The plastic herons are quite easy to get, but they don't work!

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 22:25

Leo- lovely garden Do you get much time to sit on your nice bench and admire it! 

Thanks Clive - would be great if you could get a pic of the black calla. I love really dark flowers and architectural plants so that calla fits the bill on both counts.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 22:09

Betty don't apologise! It's all about gardens and that's exactly what you've done- shown us your lovely plot 

The wren is terrific- I bet you're thrilled you got the pix before they went. The bat ones are great too - all the wildlife in a garden is what makes it special.

Fidget - lovely pix too. The bee on  the scabious is beautiful. I've had a lot of bees recently so that's quite heartening. We've had quite a lot of hot and dry weather so at least they're getting out now.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 22:01

Evening GG glad your garden's survived while you were away been out concreting with the undergardener, as I have to take sister and BIL to airport tomorrow, so that's another step forward. Bit weary now.
GG- as long as you're supporting 'our Andy' that's all that matters! 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 20:18

Watching the tennis too Dove. 'The boy' won so I'm happy! 

Number two has just brought me a cup of tea- had to be asked right enough 

I lost posts too just as I was about to send- tried twice to answer a query but gave up as I couldn't face typing a third response.

Is it chilly then Dove? The fire sounds good though. A Brazilian pouffe?

I'm saying nothing....nothing at all.....

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 20:09

I bagged it first're too late 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 19:25

Coat, hat, gloves, shoes, extra trousers and an umbrella Verd....

Been out doing more fence but progress is slow due to people stopping to chat!

A good soak in a hot bath Tina and extra cake /chips/beer/valium for all concerned 

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That's the first week out the Bev. Enjoy your weekend 

Dead conifers?

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 16:03

Conifers do get a bad press but they're no different to any other shrub/tree/plant. You look at their requirements, their rate of  growth and the eventual height.Then you look at your plot and see if they fit. If they don't- don't plant them. Or only plant them if you intend maintaining them correctly.

The 'pencil' junipers for instance can make a great statement used in a line in big pots (or directly in the ground) - as  edging to an avenue creating a vista or as a see through 'screen' into another part of the garden. They mimic the beautiful Italian cypresses but are ideal for our climate.

As Verdun says- lleylandii has a lot to answer for!

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