Latest posts by Inkadog

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 19/06/2012 at 01:01

Oh, good--mine is certainly on the wild side---but at least partly by design!

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 17/06/2012 at 21:06

My bad, Winter--it's a lovely tree. My arbutus has cinnamon bark that peels  off in summer to reveal lovely pistachio green underneath. I need to sweep up the dry leaves daily--sheds all summer. The bark is full of tannin, and can turn my collected rainwater the colour of coffe if I don't keep the gutters clear. Still love them, though.

Fork Handles

Posted: 17/06/2012 at 21:01

Good news about the hog--and at least your neighbour is making an effort. Too bad about the picnic--but at least you had a lovely restaurant meal!

I have been out staking as well--a mixed bag of weather here, and still quite breezy. Lots of detritus falling from trees onto the deck--the first of the summer long arbutus leaf fall. They need daily sweeping, as they are very slippery underfoot.

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 17/06/2012 at 16:15

What a lovely tree that is,@figrat--the peeling bark reminds me of our native arbutus, but a different colour. What is it?

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 16/06/2012 at 17:34

Rob, what a shame about that lovely elecric blue delphinium. Hope you get a second flush from it.And @figrat, I agree that is a stunning photo through the window.

Yesterday, I worked on my refurbished rockery--planted some Mondo grass, a passion vine, and some ground covers. Dug a huge amount of grass from the deer proof shady garden and planted some sweet woodruff. It can spread there to its hearts content.

Raining here today, and everything smells wonderful.

Fork Handles

Posted: 14/06/2012 at 17:49

Apparently, the caterpillars taste yukky, as the birds won't eat them. Shame, as I feed the birds at great expense--they tap on my kitchen window when the feeder is empty. Deadbeats.

Fork Handles

Posted: 14/06/2012 at 17:47

Sorry, ended up posting those pics twice, as this post disappeared, then reappeared. So they are in June's garden as well.

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 14/06/2012 at 17:43

It's official-we are now on record as having the coldest June so far, and it's another gray day.Nevertheless, I took some photos---

Splash of colour from the Orientals


Love this colour--gift from a neighbour-first bloom


The enemy--tent caterpillar on Lamb's Ears-but not for long


Moved this last year, as it was growing in the path--don't know where it came from, but I love it!


Fork Handles

Posted: 14/06/2012 at 17:03

Can't find the June in Your Garden thread---another gray day here. Read in the paper that June has broken records for being cold here. Here are some pics---




The enemy!


June in Your Garden!

Posted: 13/06/2012 at 20:20

I bless whoever invented the electric strimmer--that's all the mowing I do. Come summer, the lawn area grows brown, which is the colour it should be then. In the meantime, I just try to keep ahead of the weeds going to seed. Thank goodness for ground cover. Today I planted out some wintergreen I had in a pot-good winter berry  colour in shade and hopefully the deer will leave it alone.

Discussions started by Inkadog

Black currants

Replies: 2    Views: 1729
Last Post: 04/06/2012 at 19:04
1 returned