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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 12:56

Seem to be easy for me in well drained soil with a bit of shade and a lot of humus added. They dont like to dry out but dont like to stand in wet. They should do well in your sandy soil down there  in dappled shade.If you would like to try some, Verdun, I will be splitting up a couple of clumps later on. The only thing is you have to mark them well. They dont usually emerge until late may or even June. Its always the anticipation in May wondering whether they have survived or not.

fungi identification please

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 12:50

 Can anyone i.d. these fungi.? large clump, but each only about 6mm high. The weird thing is that they are growing on a mossy stone, not on a piece of rotting wood, which is what I would expect.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 11:06

Up here in the midlands we don't usually get as much heat as Verdun in Cornwall, and BL in France.  This is the only one that has been really floriferous for me.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 11:03

Canna Island series "Madeira"

I bought it last year as a flowering shoott in a 6 inch pot. I repotted into a 12 inch pot which it filled last summer. I split it into four this year. Three clumps are flowering well now.

 It seems to be very free flowering compared to some of the older type. I have a dark leafed one(in top photo) which has yet to give a flower this year.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 10:55

 R. x beesiana with red ghurka behind.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 10:51

Lovely buddleja, Fairygirl.

I have some roscoeas in flower now. The first came to me a long time ago labelled as something else, but I believe it to be R. x beesiana. The purple flushing is variable from year to year.

 R. Red ghurka

 R. purpurea hybrids."Royal purple"  Much larger, and thicker stem. flowers look like painted silk.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 10:40

 Sedums are starting to colour up.

 Pots by the back door.

Help finding Roscoea

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 10:37

The National collection of Roscoea is open next Sunday

Sunday 17 August STEVENSHILL, Harnage, Shrewsbury SY5 6EG. Roland and Gay Bream.
11am-5pm One acre on hillside with stunning views and a wealth of unusual trees, shrubs and plants. National
Collections of Roscoea and Cautleya (several species will be in flower). Water feature and bog
garden, Mediterranean patio and caged vegetable and fruit garden.
On A458 about 2 miles south east of Cross Houses take the Cound/Harnage turn, cross bridge and
immediately drive straight up hill, leaving Memorial on the right.
T P W N/D. Church: St Peter’s, Cound. £4.00.

If I can persuade OH I will be going.

I've got a new butterfly

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 20:20

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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

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Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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fungi identification please

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A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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squash crown prince

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Talkback: The best way to grow potatoes

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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Last Post: 08/08/2014 at 18:34

Talkback: Grass snakes

Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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Talkback: Seven-spot ladybirds

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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ladybirds mating?

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Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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Identification needed

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