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May In Your Garden

Posted: 11/05/2012 at 11:45

Good afternoon all,

Yikes, another muggy day. But outside everything is growing like mad in this weather!  Looking at all those wonderful little plants in the GH made me a little envious as well! Wow, are they looking good Gardeningfanatic and Lily-Louise .

I'm a bit ashamed to admit that I have never grown my annual plants from seed but just buy them new every year.My only excuse is that I don't need that many as I will only be filling some pots and the rest of the garden is already filled with trees, shrubs, perennials and bulbs but it still amazes me to see how dedicated some people can be. Please keep those piccies coming 'cause they brighten up a dark day.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 10/05/2012 at 14:50

Why don't they have a green smiley? I'm green with envy after looking at that forecast. So you'll come back to be The Bronze Adonis once again? Hopefully Margaret will recognize you and mrs Geoff. Have a safe journey and enjoy the warmth and sun.

Help Plant Ident

Posted: 10/05/2012 at 14:27

Ok Sallysgarden, we'll keep an eye out for it. BTW, would it be possible to enlarge the picture. That could make it clearer to us.

Blossom Trees

Posted: 10/05/2012 at 14:21

Hi Steven,

I'm sorry to disappoint you but the trees you mention will be growing higher than 2-3 m. In your case I would recommend planting some shrubs that do reach that size. Some of my personal favourites would be: Amelanchier lamarckii, Halesia carolina, Cornus alternifolia 'Pagoda', Cornus kousa, Nandina domestica, Hibiscus syriacus, Syringa, Philadelphus, Magnolia stellata but have a look around, there are so many beautiful shrubs to choose from.  

tiny black bugs

Posted: 10/05/2012 at 13:55

We will need a picture, mrssnuggs.

Help Plant Ident

Posted: 10/05/2012 at 13:46

I think it is Angelica archangelica, Garden Angelica.

Help Plant Ident

Posted: 10/05/2012 at 13:19

I'm sorry but I don't see a picture. Could it possibly be Crambe cordifolia?

Plum Tree

Posted: 10/05/2012 at 13:03

Two possibilities spring to my mind. One is that it needs to grow new roots in order to establish itself again, which means that that will take up most of its energy. Therefore the leaves are small but it's enough for photosynthesis. It's a good idea to remove the blossom 'cause then there is no energy "wasted".

Two; You may have re-planted it too deep and therefore the roots don't get enough oxygen. If that's the case you can take some of the soil off the roots now and I would advise you to re-plant after the leaves have fallen in late Autumn.

A picture could make the trees situation much clearer. 

May In Your Garden

Posted: 10/05/2012 at 12:40

Good afternoon all,

Today the weather isn't nearly as beautiful as yesterday's. Lots of rain and apparently we're in for some thunderstorms with hail and gusty winds. Grrrrrr.   

So lots of people will be travelling this weekend. I hope you'll all arrive safely at your destinations and of course, have a lovely wedding / holiday / weekend. KG, I hope you can get some decent sleep; when me and OH travelled to New Zealand we slept for 20 hours after our arrival and after that everything was fine, no more jetlag.

So Geoff, all set then. Will Margret be doing her duty again? Hopefully Cody will like his stay at the kennels. Oh, and look out for those notorious pick-pockets.

Kate , good news about the flower making. 

May In Your Garden

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 15:30

I have a gold star, I have a gold star.......                

Yes, that sounds veeerrryyy warm; but according to my uncle it's a different heat because it isn't so humid in Spain. And you're right, you'll need those sun glasses.

Oh Inkadog, could you please, please please send some of that sun to the Netherlands next week, the forecast is not good at all.

re peonies -  yes, only very recently I heard the same and this person had a picture to go with the story. I'm not sure if I can find it again but I'll try. You'll see ants on a bud and no aphids at all in sight.

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