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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 20:00

The clematis is Niobe

Delphiniums and Lupins

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 15:18

Lupins I replace one or two every year so you always have some established mixed with the new.. I think at a guess this makes them have a life of around 4 years to 5 max in my garden.. I find after that they get too big with a lack of flowers compared to the size of the plant...



Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 14:17

Just a few from this afternoon...

 The new Clematis has sprung back into life after a shaky start and is covered in buds and growth -

 Sweet peas are finally flowering (I told you I'm  a month behind)

 The little walled area at the front is filling out (finally)

 We have fruit on what looks like a rather poorly fruit tree - What fruit is another question - I'm guessing they are apples?

 And the veg plots are starting to look like they are alive.. Just need to build 3 more pairs! ps Im fed up now with having Rocket at every meal lol


Lawn Reseeding Advice - First Timer!

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 08:10

Just done mine..Wish I had waited till autumn but needs must.. The big problem with doing it now is all the weed seeds land and grow and its hard to get to them without walking on the new grass.. Still at least they are green

Verbascum only half opens

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 08:02

Update on this.. Guy from the house at the top of the lane told me to drown them with a couple of watering cans.. 

This morning they are fully opened.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 07:57

Loving the shabby chic veg patch OL


Posted: 23/06/2014 at 16:23

Nematodes is the answer.. 2 weeks since application and the slugs are down to a few each evening and morning (though this will need more monitoring as its obviously drier now).. Before the application on a bad day I could collect over 50 in one session (and that included the last dry spell)..

Verbascum only half opens

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 15:23

Thanks nut cutlet.. Taking your species name I googled aboiut and came up with this.

Sometimes you will see what is called fasciation on Verbascums. This is where the flowering parts appear squashed or flattened, with the tops divided in two. No one really seems to know what causes fasciation, but it isn't a disease and is thought to be the result of one of a number of things: frost, physical damage by insects, a bacteria, temperature or a hormone imbalance. It is recommended not to propagate from plants showing fasciation.



Verbascum only half opens

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 11:05

Not sure whats up with these but as the Verbascum (White Flush) flowers up its spike none of the flowers ever seem to open fully.. It gets full sun 80% of the day and otherwise looks healthy.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 10:24

Lovely pics everyone.. Wintersong its looking amazing.. Caral that looks lush

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Verbascum only half opens

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Any ideas what this is before it flowers

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ID help please

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ID please

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ID please

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What magazines/books do you read AND actually use

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Whats eating my Nubia buds

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