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Latest posts by Joe_the_Gardener

Tree/Shrub identification

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 09:59

Or possibly a Viburnum

Border edging

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 19:14

If the curve is only slight you could use inch-thick tanalised board screwed to 2-inch square oak pegs.

Butterflies

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 19:01

Small Tortoiseshell, I think, Bob. You can see a bit of the blue border on its hindwing and the black and cream shapes on the leading edge of the forewing seem more typical. As you say, not a great example.

What is this?

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 16:31

Looks like Arum maculatum, or possibly Arum italicum.

Just moved into an old house... huge ANT nest in flower bed :)

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 17:33

I wouldn't recommend Frank's petrol answer - quick way to burn your hair off, or worse.

Monty Don

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 06:22

"talking down the season"..........  Round here you couldn't have got to the garden centre even if you'd wanted to, and if you'd bought plants you couldn't have set them in the frozen soil. I haven't seen any skips full of jettisoned plants, nor any discounted plants. Our local garden centres are well managed and have obviously made sensible decisions about ordering from wholesalers. I suspect that undue influence from some of the big names has led to this story. And the newspapers are well-known for making a fuss. £50m is about one small pot-plant each. What is the annual turnover of the garden centre industry?

cut away conifers

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 05:53

?

Plant identification

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 18:30

Pearlwort?

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 18:29

I bought a new shrub for a customer. I asked her whether she wanted it in a bed or up against the wall and she slapped my face.

No private club

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 18:25

I think I may be a bit naive, but I haven't a clue what this thread's really about!

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