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please tell me what this is

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 20:37

Looks like a young Himalayan honeysuckle. Leycesteria formosa.


Posted: 21/06/2014 at 19:03

No, they all went back to twins house,he stayed in their brothers bedroom,and I collected him at 1pm.One twin looked quite perky, the other was still in her dressing gown eating spag bol hangover cure. I do not do collecting at 4 am for anybody.


Posted: 21/06/2014 at 18:18

Aussie Lodger went out clubbing last night with my other schoolfriends  18 year old twin girls. He hadn't seen them since they were 6. They've grown up a bit since then.

They got in at 4 am, I collected him and delivered him to train station,so that he could get a train to Manchester.

Normal service has been resumed in the fidget household.

Bees in roof, photo, what are they?

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 17:54

Tree bees  are a typeof bumble bee that nest in holes in trees and have been using nesting boxes. We had some last year, when  we emptied the box, there was no honeycomb, everything had moved on. The new queens had mated and gone into hibernation,the workers and drones had died.

glen clova

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 17:15

If there is no growth on them by now, they are dead. There should at least be leaves, even if they are not sending up new shoots. Take them back and get a refund.

californian poppy spotting

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 13:49

They're very obvious once they have two true  leaves .If you get rid of the ones that are obviously not the eschsholzia, then you might have a fighting chance of identifying the real ones.

californian poppy spotting

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 11:46

Pull out by hand each deadnettle and then see what you've got.


Posted: 21/06/2014 at 10:32

Its a bit early for phlox. They normally flower in August.  If they are growing well you should have flowers. You could give them a feed with a teaspoon of Phostrogen in a can of water if you are worried.


Posted: 21/06/2014 at 10:20


 Of course, being June, there are many roses in flower, pink perpetue, filipes 'kiftsgate", Constance Spry, and of course, Geoff Hamilton,  a pink scented modern rose from David Austin.

 Busy bee was very taken with the fruity scented "Lady Emma Hamilton"


 The cottage garden


 A new garden,  Lands End, based on a seaside garden. The gardens are not stagnating in time, new additions are being made.

 We  had a look around the nursery are, succumbing to some of the many plants on offer. There is a large amount of day lilies (Hemerocallis) in the nursery, but we were a bit early in the season to see them in full bloom.

We left at around 4.30 pm, having had a very enjoyable afternoon.


Posted: 21/06/2014 at 10:07

 Looking up, there is a mature tulip tree (Liriodendron) in full flower above the Versailles walk.

 We marvelled at the eight foot tall delphiniums. Despite only using organic iron based slug pellets, they were untouched by slugs, and various colours were looking magnificent dotted around the gardens.

 While there were many pleasing plant combinations around the gardens, this is one we didn't like. The Heuchera clashed horribly with the penstemon and geranium.

 Mixed nigella and calendula in the potager garden.

 The mediterranean or dry garden. No water is used in this garden

 There were a number of white barked silver birches, forming the shady walk. Underplantings of hellebore and pulmonaria  would  be a highlight in Spring, but in high summer gave us some respite from the heat.

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