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Posted: 26/05/2015 at 09:56

Or you could try growing blackberry "Reuben".

It has massive fruits and you can treat it like an autumn fruiting raspberry. I have flowers now on last years canes,and new canes coming up which will fruit in autumn.   Canes are only 5 ft tall, I tie them to a post.


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 21:49

I have been editing. Also known as pulling out the forgetmenots to see how much space there is. Not a lot is the answer.  As usual I have more plants  than space.

To weed or not to weed

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 20:49

They don't look like sunflowers to me.

Plant ID Please :)

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 20:13

Comfrey. Ive got a patch come up and I know I never planted any. I keep chopping it and put it in a bucket of water to feed the tomatoes with.


Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 18:48

I grew rudbeckias irish spring and cherry brandy last year. I found some irish spring seem to have survived the winter. I have a lot of dahlias bishops children, i grew last year and labelled with colours. The red ones seem to have overwintered best. Two dozen stocks to harden off and go out. The odd 8 zinnias, and some gladioli bulbs,left to plant.


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 17:58

I have a blue poppy in flower.

Its a lingholm hybrid. One flower out of three plants. Still, three plants survived winter, so a bit of feed and hope for next year.

Now I'm just hoping for cautleyas and roscoeas. So far, only kew beauty is showing.

Calla lily confirmation

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 21:51

Yes . Also called zantedeschia.

Anyone know the name of this succulent?

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 07:42

I think its a lewisia too. They dont like getting too wet in the crowns. They like being on their sides coming out of walls, or very carefully water so the centre doesn't get wet.

Weird mutant bluebell?

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 17:52

Can you post the picture on here..



Posted: 22/05/2015 at 21:55

My OH has pins in his ankle from a sledging accident. They had him in a room down to his skimpies in an airport in Germany.

However, here I have my own personal springwatch.

We started with the two mallards. OH wants to call them ayupmi duck and corlova duck.

That was followed with a pair of dunnocks. She was fluffed up and feather fluttering. He was pecking at the backside. Apparently this is to induce her to expel the previous lovers sperm so he has more chance of fathering babies. This went on for some time.

Now there are two hedgehogs on the patio.  The larger one seems to have a dislike of the smaller one. Bit of argy bargy, and a small turf war going on over the food on the patio.

We have voles that are copying the squirrels and climbing. There was one in the pergola amongst the wisteria at head height. OH was talking to it. Its a good job the neighbours can't see.

Oh well, it will soon be time for bed. More digging tomorrow.

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