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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 10:27

Lovely pix here as always  

I had that Thalictrum too chicky, and it had support from other plants so it was fine. I particularly like the buds - like mini bunches of grapes.  I bought the white one last year which seems a little more feeble, but it has other plants around it too so I'm hopeful that it will improve a bit. 

I must go out and take  few more pix today  

non-flowering clematis

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 10:05

Are you pruning them in late winter/ early spring?The big summer flowering ones benefit from that.

Are you getting good growth but just no buds, or are they getting eaten before they get to that point? Slugs and snails love the new shoots and buds unfortunately.

What to plug a hole in the garden with???

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 10:02
Steve 309 wrote (see)

Surely, if you want to plug a hole, you need a plug plant?

I'll get my coat.

Not bad for a Sunday morning Steve  


The ground will be very dry there - next to the house and surrounded by other things - which is why your honeysuckle didn't thrive. Did you intend putting a rose in that same site? If so, you'd need to get a bit of goodness into the soil and keep it well watered, fed and mulched to get the best from it.

I think you might suffer from lack of light coming in to the house though! 

Should I be afraid?.

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 09:58

We had it beside the pond at my last house - I allowed it to stay as it was one of  the few things the b****y rabbits didn't eat  

It will gradually spread and outdo other plants Esspee, so if you like the other plants you have - might be best to remove it!


Posted: 23/08/2015 at 09:55

How is the boat Steve? Have you got it going  - or did I miss that?  

Moss killer near new lawn/ongoing prevention?

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 09:53

I wouldn't want Jeyes too near my lawn - even well diluted. I'd make sure you keep it well away especially as you have new turf! How about keeping a strip along the grass edge which you clean by hand just with water? 

Any hard surface in a shady area will get mossy unfortunately. Long term, I'd lift the concrete and replace with gravel, interspersed with planting to prevent it being slippy. That would still give you a place to sit, or at least use  

Should I be afraid?.

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 09:45

Looks like yellow Loosestrife. I don't care for it personally as it can take over a bit and the yellow's too brash for me,  but I know others like it. It's good for awkward spots and pondsides. 


Posted: 23/08/2015 at 09:43

Fairylet is currently lying in her pit - as befits a teenager of her advancing years...

Julie - she did have a couple of exam results in early August and did fine thanks. She only did a couple of extra ones, as well as a vocational course at college 2 days a week (our school system is different in Scotland)  She's still deciding what she wants to do - definitely having second thoughts about what she originally intended doing! 

Sunny skies here-  we're to get that rain tonight chicky, but we don't have such high temps so it will probably not be as thundery as the south. Would have been good for walking today but don't think that would go down too well...

DD - hope you'll get a little bit of peace and quiet soon. You've been working so hard all year.

Saw that prog too Lesley - it was excellent.

Dying Dicentra

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 09:36

Can you give us a little more info little Poll? They're spring flowering plants so it's quite normal for them to be fading at this time of year and looking a bit 'dead' !  

Mine looks pretty ropey at the moment but other planting disguises it. The weather this summer has also made an impact I think - autumn has arrived even earlier for us up here in Scotland, but hot dry weather will also affect growth. Has it gone short of water at all? They like dampish ground to give their best. 


Posted: 23/08/2015 at 08:34

Look forward to the pix LP - have a lovely day 

Good ice cream weather forecast for here later Dove - hope you all enjoy yours. Save me one with some raspberry sauce 

I'm feeling quite smug about my car - only because I cleaned the inside thoroughly last week and it looked really good! The boot has had compost in it since though.. well, they were a bargain....

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