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Posted: 15/05/2015 at 22:52

I'll save one of the pots for you, panda. Dont give up hope yet, the roscoea are always the last thing to emerge from hibernation.

Its about time we organised another garden visiting trip.

Astrantia hadspen blood that nut gave me last year has nice deep red flowers. I'm going to put it next to some harebells in the wild patch. I sheared down the Lotus corniculata. I hope it gives the right effect.


Posted: 15/05/2015 at 21:56

Twelve Nunns sent some plant porn with the replacement plant.... just to tempt me.

In the original order, I ordered T. erectum Harvington dark form and  also I had T. flexipes x sulcatum Harvington dusky pink.  They have both flowered and have beautiful flowers.  You can get these potted as growing plants, Verdun, just need a nice fertile soil.  T kurabayashii looks interesting.

I currently have a greenhouse full, a mini polytunnel full, the nursery area full, the patio full. Time to start ripping out the forget me nots and making space for the other plants.

I found two pots of Roscoea purpurea that were leftovers last year when I split a clump up. They are just poking through. The pear tree bed needs careful checking and a bit of weeding to see whats coming through.

Panda... all those kids. sooner you than me. I couldn't eat a whole one.

Does distance between cover and bird feeders matter?

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 21:31

My feeders are in the centre. About 3m from bushes either side. Unfortunately its 2 ft from a  cephalaria... the giant yellow scabious.

Last years the squirrels  broke down all the stems in an attempt to get past the squirrel baffle. It will have to be moved any day.

The Great Chelsea Garden Design Challenge

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 19:19


Posted: 15/05/2015 at 16:19

I have a Trillium luteum which I have had a long time. it is in the shade of a holly(on the North side, and although it has increased its not brilliant.

The new ones are going to go on the edge of the canopy of the oak . I always wanted a double grandiflora, ever since I saw a big patch of them at Bressingham. They wil get more sun until the leaves start, and then morning and evening sun, but protected from the heat in the middle of the day. Thats the plan anyway.

Other than that,its remembering where they areand not putting a fork through them.

I've bent a trowel today, digging out a dandelion. That'll teach me for buying a cheap trowel from Tesco, even if it was Stainless Steel, and labelled Dobbies.


Posted: 15/05/2015 at 13:53

Looks like everyones in the garden. I've been weeding, making gaps for a few plants. Some shouting from the front, and the postman had a replacement Trillium grandiflorum plena from Twelve Nunns..... and they said forget the postage. Nice healthy plant, exceptionally  well packed.

What do you underplant your Aliums with

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 09:16

Mine are underplanted with self seeding forgetmenots. Ive never bought any, I'm just a lazy weeder.

Weed or not

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 21:47

Not japanese knot weed.

Lotus corniculatus

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 18:39

When I've got more fresh seed, I will be pushing it into the lawn.

Lotus corniculatus

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 17:17

I have some plants of Lotus corniculatus. I wanted them to form a mat like I remember seeing as a kid. Mine have grown tall. Is this because I dont have rabbits grazing them? Should I shear them down to get the effect?

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Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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This year is the first time I have seen ladybirds mating. Then I found another lot the same day.I recorded them as well. Well, I would soone... 
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