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Well worth looking at.

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 09:34

 and  the sign of a healthy coral reef is plenty of sharks, that take out the weak and dying.

All ecosystems operate with an apex predator, and left alone will  find a natural balance. The trouble is that when man becomes the apex predator,with too many artificial resources, it becomes unsustainable.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 09:06

 My ox eye daisies are finally flowering.

 I want that tree fern too.

Fascinated by Fasciation

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 08:56



Has anyone else any pictures of fasciated flowers that they can upload.?

I know one or two have been on recently.

Fascinated by Fasciation

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 08:54



 Pink linaria, the stem has completely branched.


 Helleborus niger seed head.


Fascinated by Fasciation

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 08:49

Fasciated flowers, where the appearance is of twins or more, are caused when the growing ti is damaged at some point, maybe by something as simple as an aphid bite.

 Please post any photos  that you have taken of any fasciations in your garden.


What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 08:45


What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 08:22

Today star is a rose. Not even growing in my garden really(well the roots aren't).

Many years ago I planted some Rosa filipes seed. From this I raised three plants. Along came the Michael Fishes hurricane, which decimated the prewar orchard next door. We cleared a lot of the debris with chain saw and bonfires, , but there was a huge open bit. In It I planted the three seedlings, in a triangle 2 metre apart. Gradually the wild wood took over,a seedling cherry went up to 50 feet, and the rose chased after it. One of the seedlings flowers a week later than the other two, it has pale pink buds, opening to a larger flower than the type. I took hardwood cuttings and planted one next to a hawthorn.... and now it covers the hawthorn, is up the cherry, is threatening the Magnolia grandiflora Exmouth, and looks gorgeous.  The largest Rose in Britain is running up a beech at Kiftsgate, but I bet mine is the largest in Town.

The rose over the hawthorn next to the house.

 close up.

 Through the magnolia


 View from the bedroom window.



Posted: 17/06/2014 at 08:03

I've been out there and got photos. As OH said at silly oclock--you have to take photos of the rose., and I found some ladybird larvae,although what they are doing on nettles I dont know. I may relocate them to the broad beans.

Washing on, it should be a good drying day.

Lots of watering to be done before the sun gets too high. A boot full of plants are sorted for Barnsdale. Chicky, you may need a truck. Do you think we should warn them we are coming?


Posted: 17/06/2014 at 07:51

I've only just recovered from Lake district bugs. Get those hellebores in Orchid Lady, then put them in a shady place for the summer.

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