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some kind of flowering palm?

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 21:07

Hemerocallis or day lily. Dont know which one, there are hundreds of cultivars.

Geranium Maderense

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 20:41

It is tender up here. I bought a seedling in penzance, and I was told to put it in a big pot, and feed it. It flowered the second year.

Try feeding it with a high potash fertiliser like tomato food.

Spectacular in flower, especially when backlit with a setting sun.

 Of course , being monocarpic, they then die, so don't forget to save the seed.

Butterflies

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 20:29

Common or not, I was pleased with it.

Nut, do you have a special way of attracting moths for a moth count?

 I read about old socks dipped in a mixture of red wine and sugar but it seemed a waste of red wine.

Butterflies

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 20:24

I have a good spread of suitable wildflowers/weeds for them, Edd. I gather the emerald moth likes oaks, but it was resting on the canna.(half way between two oaks.)

The orange tips like the honesty and garlic mustard.  Something must like the jack by the hedge. peacocks and commas like nettles.  I find lots of things like Verbena bonariensis and the buddlejas even if they are not native. I've usually got something in flower for them to feed on, even if its not a native.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 20:15

I dont know about washing it, but her car with the top down will dry it well enough!!

Help - should I chop down the tree?

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 20:11

Well if its any consolation, the people opposite my mums planted a double flowered pink cherry about 1960. It finally got chopped down about 10 years ago when the couple that owned the house all that time died. It was about 12 feet from the front of the house. They had the old style foundations and it never bothered them. Proper concrete pipe drains shouldn't be bothered either.

Butterflies

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 20:08

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/50770.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/50771.jpg?width=500&height=350&mode=max

 Not a butterfly but next best thing. I'd not seen one of these before.

Another one for the "new bugs this year" list.

Help - should I chop down the tree?

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 19:47

What sort of tree is it?

 How far from the house. or drain

New build houses are usually on concrete rafts and the roots wont affect it.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 19:44

I think I'll put them in bigger pots, and when I pull out the angelicas which I have flowered, they can go in their space in the wildflower/wildlife meadow/prairie bit.

Plug plant offers

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 19:37

The deep polystyrene fish boxes that salmon get delivered to the supermarkets make an ad hoc cold frame with a sheet of glass or plastic over.

 The chemist type ones are good for keeping a couple of cans cold in the car, or getting ice lollies home from the supermarket.

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