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Posted: 17/06/2014 at 15:52

I could bring a panda on a stick again.  Or I could do a BEE instead.


Posted: 17/06/2014 at 14:52

How far from the house is it going to be?

I was going to suggest an Amanogawa flowering cherry, which is columnar, but I wouldn't plant within 20 feet of the house walls.


Posted: 17/06/2014 at 13:34

give it a good haircut. Down to the ground if needs be. Water well and feed and then you will have loads of fresh green shoots for mojitos.


Posted: 17/06/2014 at 12:46

I've got both.

This could be a cheap day out except for cake and the nursery bit.

ID for 2 plants. please.

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 12:44

Calceolaria integrifolia? maybe.

ID for 2 plants. please.

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 12:41

The yellow one looks like calceolaria more than mimulus. Has it got pouched flowers? I cant tell from the photo.

Second one def a heuchera.


Posted: 17/06/2014 at 11:00

Hmm. Suns gone in and its gone cold. Thats the forecast up the spout again. it was supposed to be hot. I might have a wander to the antique/junk shop to see if they are interested in any of MIL's "treasures"

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 10:51

It will usually scatter lots of seeds. I had one years ago, and then when I cleared a patch and turned it over, up they cam. Same with Onopordum acanthium.  (scotch thistle)  The seedlings for the eryngium are very distinctive.

Look out on the seed swap later on in the year if you want some seeds.


Posted: 17/06/2014 at 10:48

RHS members go free to Barnsdale. (named member only)

It is two for one on gardeners world card.

Dont forget your cards , folks.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 09:37

Eryngium giganteum.

 It is just coming up to flower, when it will turn more blue. it is a biennial and the bees love it. It also produces lots of seeds which come up all over the place.

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Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

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ladybirds mating?

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