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Help me identify this plant

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 09:53

I think its too big to move, but you can take cuttings now from the fat green shoots. I brought mine from my old garden that way. If you lose it, I think there are better varieties now for floriferousness, but I don't think the perfume can be beat on this.

Help me identify this plant

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 09:50

Philadelphus "Virginal"

It gets a bit leggy. Take old flowered shoots out after flowering (any time around now to mid August) to let the new green shoots through to flower next year. Cut some of the old thick wood down to the base on a three year cycle. It flowers on last years wood.


Posted: 23/07/2015 at 09:45

New toy is good if a bit messy. Get a spiraliser, kef.  Courgetti Bolognese is great.

I opened the bedroom curtains to find a sparrowhawk looking at me. He was sat on the kitchen extension above the bird feeder on the hanging basket hook. I don't know who was most surprised, me or him.  He decided to go and sit in the Oak tree instead. Its a shame he's not fond of squirrel and prefers great tits.

Beautiful garden

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 09:33

I was going to say the same as Dove.  The RHS magazine  often has adverts for gardens with a house attached. Good luck. I think you're right in that most people these days don't want a large garden. Builders tend to look at them as building plots, which is why my other half bought next door, to stop builders sticking another house on the garden and ruining our privacy.

If I was going to live near Bradford, I would be knocking on your door.


Posted: 22/07/2015 at 22:12

Naa, Kef only little.


Posted: 22/07/2015 at 18:08

Ha , I never thought I'd be buying sparkly grips in Claires accesories.

I'm more a green wellies and jeans sort of person.


Posted: 22/07/2015 at 17:16

First thing I picked lots of sweet peas,the last of the broad beans, the first of the french beans and some more courgettes.Then it turned damp and drizzly here.

So I went shopping.

5 rubber bungs for demijohns so I can rack off 5 galls blackberry wine.

Sparkly grips for my hair for an updo.

Some pots to repot the expanding cacti collection for himselfs conservatory,and I didn't even acquire another plant. Wyevale have seeds on at half price and I resited those as well.

A spiralizer so I can turn the glut of courgettes into courgette spaghetti.


Posted: 22/07/2015 at 11:18

Whats the new job, wonky? likee

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 08:39

The hedgehog on the mat last night was trying to do the same when I opened the back door.

Strange flower in hay field

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 08:20

Prunella vulgaris is flowering in my lawn at the  moment. Google it and see if that matches if you can't upload a photo.

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