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ID please

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 17:03

Definitely a narcissus. Many are later and it also depends whereabouts in the country you are. Mine are still in full bloom!

I often move stuff when you're not really meant to. If you pick a dull damp day, (less stress for them) and get as much root as you can with each  plant, they should be fine. They might get a bit floppy so it would be worth giving them a little help initially with a simple support.

Trellis or Wire?

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 16:58

Sorry - had to go back to work after that last post Sam! I took another pic so that you get a better idea of the beds I have. These were built late summer/autumn last year as there was nothing here but fence and gravel. I have mainly clematis and there's some sweet peas tucked in as well, but in the highest raised bed on the left (second pic) there is an ivy to help cover the rest of the fence.


wasp nest

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 16:47

I know many people worry about wasps and nests, but I think they're very underrated and undervalued members of the garden. If you get a chance to look at their nest when they eventually go, you'll be amazed at how beautiful a structure it is.

Congratulate yourself that they love the new homes you've provided them with! 

Rhodedendron not flowering

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 16:43

Is the soil very dry where it's  sited? They like moister soil if they're in a sunnier site. Also, like Camellias, if they get sun on  frosted buds, or wind/weather damage, it spoils the flowers. Do the buds go rotten and fall off?

A pic would help if you can manage it 

Trellis or Wire?

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 12:45

Sorry Sam - meant to do this last night. Both these clematis were planted in pots last summer and only planted out in this bed much later in the year. You can see the string if you enlarge the pic. I'll try and get a pic from farther away later on so that you can see the idea better


evergreen pond plants

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 08:19

There are lots of Carexes which are evergreen but I'd agree with nut about marsh marigolds. They are almost evergreen anyway, but it's not necessary for frogs to have that kind of planting as Welshonion says. A good selection of planting round the edges of the pond  and some deeper planting for hiding under at later stages is what really matters.

Just waiting.......

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 08:06

The new peony I bought recently - buds are there! 

And looking forward to seeing  the clematis flowering now that they're in their new home.


Posted: 01/05/2014 at 08:01

Morning Dove and MrsG. I didn't send the wind - honest.  You can look up the exam timetables online MrsG and catch him out that way 

Doev -if only she did her washing up afterwards ....


Posted: 01/05/2014 at 07:56

Thanks KEF. She's made herself bacon and scrambled eggs for breakfast - not sure if that means she's happy or not! 

Potholes are shocking round here too. They pride themselves on low council tax - that's cos they don't spend anything. 

My apple tree isn't well

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 07:48

Looks a bit like the branches on the half dead cherry tree I inherited here 

I'd be inclined to  remove the affected areas if it still leaves the rest of the tree looking ok, but, as Dove says, a pic of the whole tree would be useful, as it'll help determine the extent of the damage. 


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