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Posted: 07/07/2015 at 10:49

 After. It makes room for the sunflower laetiflorus coming through behind it.



Posted: 07/07/2015 at 08:57

I'm going to cloud prune the angelica, taking all the leaves off and leaving the seed heads.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 08:55

 Philadelphus "Virginal" appears to have recovered from last years hack down. The perfume is divine.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 08:51

 The climbing rose is standing up to the wet weather well. It only flowers once, but it is wonderful for two weeks. I grew this from seed as Rosa filipes, but this seedling had larger flowers with a pink blush back and flowers a week later. I will be taking hardwood cuttings off it this year if anyone would like it. It needs a big space. It is currently covering a hawthorn and is as high as the house. The main stem is thicker than my arm.


Posted: 07/07/2015 at 08:42

OH bought a flame thrower from lidl last week, along with several large cans of butane gas,and then spent a happy evening nuking weeds around the parking space and walls etc. Hes not  allowed near the garden as he is unable to distinguish weeds from expensive rare plants.

The rest of the week I get to garden and watch Wimbledon.

Himalayan Honeysuckle

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 08:34

Yes, but you will need a very big pot, and use a loam based compost such as John Innes no 2

Plant ID#s Please

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 23:08

I didnt think it was prickly like mine. Mine has vicious spines.

How big is the Thalictrum with the yellow flowers?

Plant ID Please

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 22:29

I think it will be easier in a day or two when the flower buds open.

Plant ID#s Please

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 22:26

1is Acanthus spinosus if it has prickly points on the flowers or Acanthus mollis if its not prickly.

2is Geranium phaeum

3is Thalictrum probably flavum but possibly sphaerostachyum.

Hi Everyone!

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 21:52

Hello rainbowfish.

I love a blank slate.

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how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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fungi identification please

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A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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I always thought that potatoes need a lot of water. Certainly the potato growers in Lincolnshire seem to use water cannons to irrigate throu... 
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Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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