Keyser Soze

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' Find a tree - 'where do I begin?' tra la la

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 00:32

I would go for Gleditsia triacanthos "Spectrum". I got one a couple of years ago instead of a Robinia after hearing of the Robinia die-back problems.

It holds the yellow leaf colour further into the season until the leaves turn "chartreuse". The branches have strong crotch angles unlike the twisty "sunburst".

It is from the Alan Titchmarch collection with Thompson Morgan.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 05:09

My Philadelphus Bell Etoile is covered with flowers at the minute. The best it's ever been and smells divine. Only flowering well because I think last year was the first time I pruned it correctly!

Potted Christmas tree

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 06:24

We got a lovely Blue Spruce at the GC last year and had it at the front door at Christmas. We re-potted it in a large trug sized pot with a mixture of JI No3 and ericaceous compost and it has thrived.

The new growth this year is amazing and although it doesn't seem as if it has increased in height it is now very bushy.

We are planning to just keep it outside the front door and put on the lights and tinsel every year to make it feel special!

What is this?

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 06:04

Phlox maybe?

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 15:30

Yep good specimens! I couldn't resist getting some. The OH doesn't know yet and I'm supposed to be going away to Spain tomorrow!

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 15:21

 Just been to Aldi where they have these lovely grasses! Only £1.99 each! I got 3 Stipa, 3 Uncinia and 3 Corynephorus. They also have some Callas for £3.99 in various colours.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 13:10

Meant to say I like your poppies VS. Are they orientals?

I got some ladybird poppies free with a magazine, GW I think? They're just starting to sprout.

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Posted: 04/06/2014 at 13:07

Thanks for the nice comments about the spruce. I'm dead proud of it as they usually die on me!

We planted lots of Anemone corms around the base of it and they've just gone out of flower, a lovely blue also.

I was going to take some more photos but it's chucking down with rain here!

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 09:39

 Just had to show a picture of my Blue Spruce. We bought it at the GC for Christmas and re-potted it to use every year. I'm pleased to see all the new growth come on. I wanted to wait till all the brown bits fell off the buds first!

What are the best white flowers for bees and butterflies??

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 07:49

I also wish to attract more bees and butterflies, in particular the hummingbird moth!

I planted one miniature buddleia last year and there was a significant increase in butterflies.

I managed to pick up a half price hibiscus syriacus called "White Chiffon". These are supposed to attract bees and butterflies and the flowering period is August to October.

I have read that the more exotic types attract hummingbirds so they seem like the right sort of thing.


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Hummingbird Hawk Moth

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