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The "winky series" of aquilegia have upward facing flowers.
But you cant describe them as grannys bonnets.
I'm going for opium poppies
I spent yesterday dodging showers and hauling the shredder in and out. Today a friend's son is 21,so out tonight. I'd better try and get the ingrained soil out of my hands.
OK. So how about move it to Friday 20th June. Meet around midday outside the coffee shop. (inside if wet)
So now how many have we got.
Me, Dove, Nut, Chicky , Busy bee and David K.
I'm not neat. I have every intention,,,, but then the sneaky plants get away from me with their exuberance.
We had a tree surgeon in for the day to take dead and diseased wood out of our tree. Swinging around on ropes like a monkey he found diseased stuff that we couldn't see from the ground. He took photos for the tree preservation people at the council and removed diseased stuff. We were alarmed that a big branch that looked ok from the ground had a large rotting area at the top. It cost 400 quid,we got a huge pile of chippings to use as mulch, and peace of mind. There is a preservation order on our trees,but they still have to have diseased wood removed to keep them safe. They should be ok now for 20years or so.
And the rest of us in the frozen north (instead of sunny verdunland)have only just put the seeds in. Don't worry folks, still plenty of time to plant seeds and get a good harvest. My broad beans at getting a good set of pods though.
That's a bit of a prize specimen of a weed. Have you been feeding it?
They did a patch of these in the local garden centre. They were in desperate need of thinning. Unless you can recognise the seedlings,you will get nothing like the picture.
Is it a big oak or a new tree?
Old trees that have been pruned can get infected with the bracket fungus through pruning scars. A healthy tree should be able to ward off fungal attack.
A new tree may be suffering from wind burn or lack of water.