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Ivy Covering Tree Trunk

Posted: Today at 16:56

I agree with Ladybird - a broom bush isn't strong enough to support an ivy, and may break under the extra weight.

climbing plant required to cross large span frame

Posted: Today at 16:53

A wisteria might work if the area gets sun.

Seedling ID please

Posted: Today at 16:52

Could possibly be a pansy seedling, Iamto.

Red Robin problem?

Posted: Today at 16:50

Hi Fluke,

There's a condition called Photinia Leaf Spot which leads to blotches and dead bits on leaves.  If you google it you may be able to decide if that looks like what your plants are suffering from.  They do seem to have plenty of new growth though, which is good news...  

Gardens we have visited 2016

Posted: Today at 00:04

That's lovely, Chicky.  Not a lot of bare soil showing... she must spend every spare minute in her garden!  

What is your weather like?

Posted: Yesterday at 13:50

No tanning going on here - though there's a fair amount of sun, and a great deal of warmth, here in the Pennines.  Factor 30 has to be slapped on since, though none of my family burn easily in the sun, both my parents had to have basal cell carcinomas removed (that's the non-malignant form), and my sister has had 2 primary melanomas (the malignant sort) removed - hopefully early enough to prevent recurrence.

Take care in the sun, folks.  It's not worth dying for a tan.  


Posted: 22/07/2016 at 21:54

Good evening all.  

I tried to post this morning, while on the train between Leeds and Newcastle, but I see it's not there... signal was a bit iffy.  Went to visit Mum, plus sister, and older niece as a bonus - she lives in Beijing and I hadn't seen her for 10 years or so.  It was great to catch up, though a bit of a worry that she's had to have a cataract operation at the age of 39.  Mum was very yonderly, but pleased to see me, even though she didn't really know who I was...  

Not a lot of watering done here either; retentive soil, shady garden, high rainfall.  Only stuff in pots, new plantings and veg get extra water.  I think I'd trade the inconvenience for a garden with a bit more sun though, to be honest.  

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 21:30

Love the harebell/sweet pea combo Fairy!  I have harebells growing through Carex 'Frosted Curls' and they seem quite happy.  


Posted: 21/07/2016 at 20:25

Time to get a market stall and sell them on, Hosta?

Evening all.

Cooler today.  Bit of heavy rain yesterday while I was at Tatton Park did wonders for the garden... and it didn't rain at the show.    It was a lovely day.

Reflection of a flower arrangement...

My favourite back-to-back garden, just been on the telly.

Bought a large, proper jam pan 2nd hand in the market today.  Must go and prepare more raspberries - a good 90% of this year's crop have "livestock" in, but after a bit of doctoring they (the berries, not the maggots  ) make good jam.     


Posted: 19/07/2016 at 22:50

Just popping in quickly to say "See you in a bit, Runny" - understand the need for a break, but please don't forget to come back!

I'm going to the Tatton Park show tomorrow   so I hope the thunderstorms hold off...  

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