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Posted: 09/05/2015 at 21:05

Night Dove - and everyone else. See you tomorrow 

I'm off too  

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 20:40

It's Cheerfulness RB. One of my favourites - has a lovely scent. It's probably a bit creamier than it looks in the pic. There's a yellow variety of it as well which is pretty - not a brash yellow, quite subtle.

Clearing a garden

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 20:36

Great stuff MrT! I hope you find some time and nice weather to enjoy it a bit too - you deserve to enjoy it a bit after all your grafting.

Fence painting is a tedious job but well worth it so that you have a good backdrop for the future...just in case we can persuade you to put lots of plants back in..... 

front garden gone wild - need help controlling it

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 20:30

I couldn't make out the spreading one either nut. I'm having problems enlarging pix now - ever since the laptop went on the blink. Didn't know the rosette one at all.

front garden gone wild - need help controlling it

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 20:17

Although I missed the currant and strawberry nut 


Posted: 09/05/2015 at 20:17

Sorry RB - it's all gone  I'm sure the pain went very quickly with the chocs....

It's one of my favourite dinners though. 

Don't spend all your time off sleeping Clari! 

front garden gone wild - need help controlling it

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 20:12

Hi Paul. 'Everywhere but pretty' is unfortunately one of the Willowherb family. They produce thousands of seeds from each plant and are very invasive so I'd get rid of those. They're usually quite easy to pull up but you may want to save yourself some effort and use weedkiller. Likewise with 'suspect for glyphosate' - yellow flowers and fluffy seedheads. That's groundsel. Picture 1 - the grey foliaged plant is a Buddleia. You can google that and see if you want to keep it. The common ones will grow anywhere but that may well be one that's been planted. Great for bees and butterflies. I'd say the grass next to it is something like  Stipa tenissima. Not sure if that's been seeding around or if it's been deliberate planting to possibly make a prairie type area with some other perennials still to come through. That's quite a popular look and again you could google that to get an idea of the look. Usually there would be other grasses though - not just one variety - although it looked as if there was another one  there. I'm sure I saw some buttercups in one pic as well - I'd use weedkiller for those as they spread by runners and are difficult to dig up without leaving some bits in the ground. 

Hope that's a bit of a help. Someone else will be able to help further I'm sure 


Posted: 09/05/2015 at 19:54

Glad you got your replacement Yvie. Good nurseries know it's well worth looking after their customers. 

That's the advantage of not getting everything you wanted chicky - you have to have a return visit 

That lovely pic of your grandchildren takes me back Frit - weren't all our childhood days like that though?...

Well done MrsG. I've never grown them (I don't like the colour )   but the climate here is ideal for them. 

I've had a nice day pottering outside and trying to tempt Dennis (resident robin) to come and take food from my hand. He's getting braver but stops a foot or so away. The cheeky mouse was out as well - broad daylight.  Potted on my toms and got the supports done for them as well as planting a few bits and bobs. Apple trees are covered in blossom - one isn't so happy. Too long in the big pot it was in, so I'll have to see how it goes.

Had some baked salmon with lots of veg for dinner and now putting my feet up 

What is the cutoff time for planting trees in garden?

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 13:58

Snap nut!

What is the cutoff time for planting trees in garden?

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 13:58

Hi Cat. I'm assuming you were you looking for bare root trees. If so, giving him a list in March would have been a bit late for him to get specific varieties as that's the end of bare root season. If you want to plant potted specimens you can do so any time as long as the ground isn't waterlogged or frozen. Perhaps you get get a few potted ones and the rest in autumn as bare root.  I'm familiar with windy sites as I'm in Scotland, but you can give young trees some protection with netting which is made for the purpose and is readily available. Hope that's of some help 

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