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My neighbours must think I'm nuts!

Posted: Today at 09:05

With the current heatwave the evening/night has been the only time to garden!!!

My clematis Richard's Picotee

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 00:00

That's a lovely clematis.It's been a good year for them!

Polish Spirit clematis looking great!

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 15:10

All mine are £1 from Morrisons and not had one failure yet!

Leaning Amalanchier

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 13:23

Do you have a photo so we can see what you mean please? 

Polish Spirit clematis looking great!

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 11:29

Following on from my thread about how well my clematis have done this year I thought I would show you Polish Spirit which is now in full flower.

It is a little late this year as I had to cut it back hard in December as it was putting on SO much growth too soon.It recovered quickly and is now putting on it's full show.I think next doors garden gets the benefit too as it trails over the fence!

Dead heading Osteospermum (or not)

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 11:19

I have lots of Osteos (especially O. jucundum) and dead head regularly,but is this really neccesary?

Around here I see patches of Osteos that are not dead headed and seem to look just as fine.

What do you do?

Water plant ID please.

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 14:30

It is a wildlife pond and has lots of things living in it.

I helped clean it out in the spring of 2009 and I can't remember it being there then.Don't know how it got there probably with other weed but nothing has been done to the pond in 7 years.

If I help clean it again I will make sure it is got rid of safely!

Water plant ID please.

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 14:06

Done some Googling and I think it is New Zealand Pygmy Weed and is invasive so probably not one for my pond!!!

Water plant ID please.

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 13:52

This plant is growing in my friends' pond.Is it something I could put in my own pond or is it invasive at all?

The larger leafed plant is water mint.

Couple of ID's please!

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 13:46

Thanks both of you!

Eupatorium purpureum and Rubus odorata

Last edited: 20 July 2016 13:47:41

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Discussions started by madpenguin

Polish Spirit clematis looking great!

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Dead heading Osteospermum (or not)

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Last Post: 21/07/2016 at 12:00

Water plant ID please.

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Last Post: 20/07/2016 at 14:30

Couple of ID's please!

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Last Post: 20/07/2016 at 13:46

More Crassula/Succulent ID's please!

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Last Post: 09/07/2016 at 16:36

'Behind the gate' project

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Last Post: 06/07/2016 at 17:54

Clematis doing well this year!

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Last Post: 06/07/2016 at 16:31

Crassula ID's

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Last Post: 06/07/2016 at 23:53

Glyphosate alternative

...and Clopyralid 
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Last Post: 20/05/2016 at 20:35

Growbag or multi-purpose?

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Last Post: 13/05/2016 at 18:08

Brunnera 'Jack Frost'

Cut back now? 
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Last Post: 13/05/2016 at 15:38

Preformed wildlife pond

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Last Post: 08/04/2016 at 18:31

How deep for pond marginals?

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Pond ice prevention

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Last Post: 26/01/2016 at 13:03

Soil mixes for summer baskets.

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