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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 10:34

Lots of lovely colour still in your gardens Verd and W'song 

Took a few earlier from the back door.

Lots of evergreens and foliage in mine - planted specifically with long wet, dull winter days in mind :

 wonder if those sweet peas will flower....

A few annuals still going :

and the spiders have been busy



What new plants will you be trying?

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 10:20

That could be the one Jo 


Posted: 18/10/2015 at 10:19

I'm just having breakfast....

I'd give it an hour or two Hosta and KEF - just to be on the safe side 

Pudsey and Fairygirl's Charity Walk

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 10:17

Hosta - you could have had a sponsored 'walk' of your own  



Posted: 18/10/2015 at 10:06

I've still got my jammies on 

On the plus side - the sun's starting to come through - hurray!

Azalea - yellowing leaves

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 10:05

Hi Possum, they do drop some leaves, as do Rhodies. What's the soil like where it's planted? They like a bit of damp - don't do so well if the soil dries out. Has it been markedly worse this year?

The grubs of vine weevil are the usual issue for plants of any kind - most healthy rhodies and azaleas will shrug off the adult damage, so it's just a bit unsightly, but the grubs are a different matter altogether.


Posted: 18/10/2015 at 09:59


What new plants will you be trying?

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 09:58

That sedum sounds good Snow. I've avoided GCs and the nursery this year as I have plenty in the garden to deal with, but I love them. I'd like to get one of the whites that I used to grow - Iceberg - but I think there's another white available as well now.

I agree with you about Photinias Verd. No idea why anyone tries to grow them up here -  everything about our climate is wrong for them! Plenty of better choices which will give colourful foliage etc.


Posted: 18/10/2015 at 09:49

You're just 'barmy' Verd 


Posted: 18/10/2015 at 09:48

Now now Bboy....

It's hard if the weather's cold and cloudy, easier if there's blue sky and sun which we've had a lot of recently. 

Unfortunately, it's mainly been when I've been at work 

My garden is quite tidy just now, and the grass won't get cut again, although the new area is a bit long, so perhaps I'll get it done today if the dew dries off. I could easily do nothing out there till spring, but I can potter at bits and pieces if the mood takes me. The bulbs have to be done though...

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