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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 17:45

Lovely pix as always here - great looking dahlias Lyn. I'm not really a fan but I love the perfection of the arrangement of the  petals.  

I love that hoverfly's name Bob. I think when I'm older, I might change my name to that...

Just call me Volucella...has a certain ring to it....

Evergreen climber?

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 17:35

Here's a pic Steve 


The bed it's in is only about a foot deep and the same height. It narrows to nothing at the gate but the clematis is in the widest bit. 

That pic was in early May

Evergreen climber?

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 17:32

It really occurred to me because I have that clematis in a really narrow little bed by my back gate and it's very neat. I use sweet peas further along in the bigger bed with the other, larger clematis. 

Evergreen climber?

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 17:24

Just a thought  re clematis. That one I mentioned flowers early of course, and then you get the seedheads. In late spring  you could stick some sweet peas in at the base if the notion took you. Then you'd have flowers/interest from late winter onwards,  for not much effort  

ID please

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 17:20

No idea Jackie but this will bump the thread up and someone else might be able to help. 

It does look vaguely familiar though, but as I don't like pale blue flowers, it's not likely I'd  know it  

Mice and sweet peas

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 17:10

Little b*****s 

It would depend what you're growing the seeds in too, but if you have propagators with lids you could use those. The mesh would have to be fine I expect. They can squeeze through such tiny holes! I have a couple of old windows to make a cold frame with - something like that, or a sheet of perspex would be ideal. 

Of course - you could always set traps for the mice - cheaper in the long run 

Evergreen climber?

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 17:06

Caught me on the hop there Steve! Couldn't name you a particular variety, but I know they can be trained up a wall - same as Euonymous. Probably some of the bigger types like Lacteus would fit the bill  

Evergreen climber?

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 16:59

Jo - Steve's OH hates Pyracantha 

Quite  a few of the smaller clematis are evergreen. I have Constance which has been virtually evergreen here. No berries of course - but the seedheads are gorgeous. Deep pink  open bell flowers, no pruning. Same aspect as you'd have. 

Boring old Cotoneaster - some of them look stunning grown against a wall. 

Mice and sweet peas

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 16:50

Usually seeds for mice and slugs and snails for the nice new growth 

If you're sure it's mice - try putting some mesh or a piece of clear plastic over the top to stop them getting in, and remove once they're coming through. 


Posted: 27/09/2015 at 16:43

Hello all - home from the hill and having a cuppa and a catch up before a shower 

Short day,  very cloudy from half way Lesley   and it cleared when I was on the way back down....you gotta love the timing of the Scottish weather  

Good walk though. Cloud came in and out so I got some pix, mostly on the way back down, but would've been nice to get a clearer day for the views. Lots of crags, exposure and a steep ascent, but a good path and no wind....no jokes please 

Lesley - it's cruel - but you're right - it's hard not to laugh! 

Verd - keep up love - we were talking about the supermoon last night on 'ere 

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