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The glory of Daffodils

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 13:47

How about this one? with 50 free dwarf narcissi as well.

http://www.jparkers.co.uk/plant-1006936/daffodils-orchid-daffodils-mixed/

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 13:39

Hey, this training works. The aussie lodger has given me notice he will be arriving at luton airport on Thursday.  I have given him train directions to the local station where I will pick him up. I think after, Paris, Munich, Amsterdam and Prague, he's running out of money again.....Advert... Bronzed Australian hunk available for work. Can do lawns(with or without T shirt)...will be working for food and lodging....

As his mother says, you only hear from them when they've run out of cash.

I've taken a dislike to Phlomis fruticosa, so I've hacked it down. It leaves a big space for something else.Just the shredding , weeding, and soil prep to do.

I've also put the first spring bulb order in.

Now how many of those exquisite orchid flowered daffs can I afford from Ron Scamps site...?

Hawthorn Hedge

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 11:48

We  prune it now ,otherwise it gets really shaggy. A tight clipped hedge is good shelter for little birds. The Sparrowhawk can't get in.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 11:47

You know it makes sense.  Ice in a G&T or Pimms helps too. Muscle relaxant. Ask punkdoc.  Where is punkdoc?

Office Plant Identification

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 11:15

A spoonful of phostrogen in its water would help. or even tomato food... or miracle grow. I know office plants get neglected but it could look so much better with a bit of TLC.  Or better still, chuck it and get a new one for a couple of quid.

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 11:11

"Mystery shopper visits"

 What the paying  punter sees, on an incognito visit, as opposed to what the photojurnalist is shown on a pre arranged visit.  It could catch on....

We have a team, ready and able, Daniel......

The glory of Daffodils

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 10:56

I know its high summer, but it's time to get the choice of the best daffodils for next year.  I'm looking for new bulbs for the pots, and I have a hankering for some orchid flowered daffs in clumps of their own.

for cheap and cheerful,and some good bonus offers, i have always found Parkers good for bulbs.

http://www.jparkers.co.uk/

If you want large quantities, gee tee bulbs in Spalding, Lincs have good prices but a smaller selection.

http://www.gee-tee.co.uk/shop/daffodils-and-narcissi/div-2-large-cupped-yellow

Then for the exquisite, raised in Cornwall varieties, you need to look at Fentongollan Farm, and Ron Scamps sites.

http://qualitydaffodils.com/daffodil-horticultural-classifications/split-corona-or-collar-daffodils-division-11-a-b?page=2

Orchid lady, see the page above for orchid flowered or split corona daffs.

http://www.flowerfarm.co.uk/Catalogue/Flower-bulbs

and for Verdun, there is Verdin. a cornish bred, multiheaded, sweetly scented, good for bees, yellow petal white cup.

http://www.gee-tee.co.uk/shop/daffodils-and-narcissi/div-7-jonquilla-narcissi/verdin

 

 

 

My tropical garden

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 09:23

I envy your proximity to rain forest and the great barrier reed, rosieprimrose. Just a bus or a boat ride away... 

Viewing hibernating and breeding animals?

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 09:00

I've gone a long way off original post here. I see the question was about hibernating animals. I take the view they should be left alone. I get really grumpy being woken in the middle of the night. Waking a hibernating animal, even by accident could kill it.

Viewing hibernating and breeding animals?

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 08:57

Dove, that sitting quietly and watching is so important.

As a kid, I would take the dog a walk, and sit quietly in a patch of the old sand quarry near the house, on the edge of a farm field, and just watch the comings and goings.

Now I can settle and watch a small area of a coral reef and watch behaviour underwater. I see more activity in a square yard, than some divers who will cover a mile of reef in an hour. The trick is to sit still like a rock. This technique works just as well  in a garden setting.

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