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First paeony of the year

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 23:04

sorry second go for photo.

First paeony of the year

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 23:04

I bought an intersectional Bartzella last spring. It had two flowers last year, I am hoping for more this year. There is an old peony next door,that old Tom who used to live there called his peony rose.  It is in heavy clay, totally ignored, never fed, and flowers its socks off year after year. I cut some for a vase (last years photo)


My soil is sandier, and struggles to retain food, and the peonies struggle also, apart from the tree peony which has migrated to where it is happy.


Some of the japanese double  tree peonies are gorgeous, maybe for the next garden.

New Forum

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 21:47

I have to say, that not being very techie minded, that the format seems better than on Thursday. The  type  has changed and I've installed an ad blocker which gets rid of the really annoying B&Q shed.


This is the best forum, and many members actually meet up for garden visits and plant swaps.


My worry is that rather than go to another forum, people will just drift off into doing other things.

Molly the Witch in trouble

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 21:32

Looking good there.

Lolly beetle

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 19:20

Provado ultimate bug killer. It is systemic and lasts for six weeks. I give them all a dose now, and then leave them so the effect has worn off by the time they flower, and pollinators are not affected.

Info on viola plz

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 19:07

Hi, Ryan


Violas are pretty hardy.They can become leggy. if you give them a trim back and a bit of  a feed, they will start flowering again. leggy non flowered shoots can be used as cuttings.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 18:07

Thunder , Lightning and  torrential rain now. I've still got to water the sweet peas in.


Even the ducks have gone for shelter under the pergola.

Plant IDs please

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 18:05

Sorry, delete Ribes (currant), I meant Rubus  (berry)

Plant IDs please

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 17:58

I think plant no 1 is a raspberry, or at least it is ribes family.


2 has lilac shape leaves, but I cannot enlarge the photo so....

Wild Flowers

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 17:09

Photo?

Discussions started by fidgetbones

plant identification

 
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Last Post: 15/06/2016 at 19:12

Aquilegia flowers 2016

Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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Last Post: 16/06/2016 at 12:06

New look forum

What the chuff have you done to it? 
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Last Post: 05/05/2016 at 20:47

The cutting garden 2016

Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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Last Post: 24/06/2016 at 20:24

Special offers

time limited special offers 
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Last Post: 12/05/2016 at 18:40

Fantasy garden

Other papers have fantasy football, or fantasy portfolio. As we can't do much in our real gardens at this time of year, let us have a fantasy garden 
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Last Post: 02/02/2016 at 22:14

wedding music

any non religious ideas 
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Last Post: 01/10/2015 at 17:37

Plant porn

We all like a bit of plant porn. 
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Last Post: 23/09/2015 at 20:15

bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
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Last Post: 05/08/2015 at 07:37

chelsea winners

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Last Post: 24/05/2015 at 20:52

Lotus corniculatus

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Last Post: 14/05/2015 at 18:39

Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

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Last Post: 19/01/2015 at 23:02

Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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Last Post: 10/11/2015 at 00:19

white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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Last Post: 17/09/2014 at 21:33

fungi identification please

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