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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 11:14

Thats gorgeous, punkdoc.

 I see your blue poppies are blue. Mine has turned out purple. maybe hensol violet???

weed killer

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 11:08

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 10:56

I have colour, but not all at the same time. As one bit fades, something else takes over. Oh to have a chelsea garden budget, where everything is at it peak.

ladybirds mating?

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 10:54

 This morning on an apple leaf. The rear one is black with two red patches, the underneath one is red with lots of black spots. Are these the same species. ???

Judging from the jiggy jggy that was going on I guess these were mating.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 10:51

Sorry, I was having a blank bit then, thats THALICTRUM black stockings, not thunbergia

 I must need more coffee.

Lots of colour in your garden, Matt.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 09:44

 Foxgloves under the Pear tree.

 My blue poppy

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 09:40

Clematis Ville de lion , a £2 cheapie from Morrisons last year.


Oriental poppies.(seed grown)

 Eccremocarpus scaber, grown from seed  and  survived the winter to go mad this year.


Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 09:34

 View of the island bed and the Eucalyptus perinniana from the pergola.

 Cornus kousa chinensis

 Thunbergia black stockings, Allium globemaster, Honeysuckle Graham Thomas starting to flower on the pergola, Verbascum violetta.


Posted: 02/06/2014 at 09:28

I sowed cornflowers in plug trays, watched them germinate, and lost half a tray in the night to a 1 cm long slug  I found sheltering underneath.

weed killer

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 09:25

If it was yesterday or before when you sprayed them, you will probably lose the lot. If it was this morning, get out there with a hosepipe, and rinse and rinse and rinse.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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