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June in Your Garden!

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 19:32

While out on caterpillar patrol this morning--spotted this Dutch iris--weird colour, but I like it.



Fork Handles

Posted: 04/06/2012 at 20:06

Delighted to find Jo on this thread, and to hear she is doing well. I am inundated with tent caterpillars--a real plague this year. They must taste nasty, as the birds won't eat them. They certainly look disgusting when I squish them.

Oh, and Geoff-A Grecian urns several drachmas a day, but pays no taxes.

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 04/06/2012 at 19:51

Thanks, Wintersong-I think I will move one of them--it has never bloomed. The variegated one was kind of pricey--but it seems to be doing okay in its present spot. It has lovely green and white foliage which looks good even when not in bloom. Gets early morning and late afternoon sun.

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 04/06/2012 at 19:08

Wintersong, is that a Bear's Britches in the second photo from the other day? And if so, do they need a lot of sun? I have two--one is variegated- but I suspect they are in the wrong spot-both are shaded for the most part.

Black currants

Posted: 04/06/2012 at 19:04

Thanks for the advice- I will wait until fall, then.

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 04/06/2012 at 17:10

Geoff, mine are only in their second year-with 3 large blooms, so I guess it will be a while before they need splitting.

David Spikes, that delphinium flower is an astoundingly intense colour. Mine haven't bloomed yet; here everything is waiting for warmth. But the bumper crop of foxgloves is beginning. Should be quite a show.

Black currants

Posted: 04/06/2012 at 16:33

I have a black currant bush in a large pot, and would like to take cuttings. Any advice appreciated.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 04/06/2012 at 16:31

Raining here in Canada again--I've even got the fire on. Discovered a slew of tent caterpillars on the witch hazel during bug patrol this morning, but I think I got them all. My neighbor's fruit trees are decimated.

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 04/06/2012 at 16:07

Geoff, love the lupins---I have pink ones flowering also, but the ones I grew from seed will probably not flower this year--so no purple ones, alas. How big were yours when you split them?

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 03/06/2012 at 16:59

Thank you, Koala, for fixing up the link to Berghill's garden--it is absolutely spectacular. I am particularly fond of the rock work--such a variety of form and texture! And the plantings--!!!!!!!!

Obviously a labour of love.

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