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Posted: 18/02/2014 at 18:09
Paniculata grandiflora, lily, big cone shaped white flowers, mines a dead stick at the moment but wasn't too great all last year.


Posted: 18/02/2014 at 18:05
Mine looks dead too lily, think its a panawotsit, will lookk it up later.


Posted: 18/02/2014 at 17:59

Just found this when looking where son been on school trip....anyone know what it is - apart from gorgeous!

Tarzan swing becomes stumpery!

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 17:42

ooo no sorry Edd, some stumps already have their 'own' mushroons -  nice idea, just not for me!

Tarzan swing becomes stumpery!

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 17:28

Thanks Dove, The upright stumps are partly in the ground already. Think I'll steer clear of ivy but certainly ferns and hostas. I hope it proves to be an interesting part of the garden but easy enough to remove if it turns out a disaster! The main tree trunk is well rotted and much of it broke away as I moved it so it won't be a lifelong project but good fun for now!


Posted: 18/02/2014 at 17:10

I found my hibernating cannas, they look a bit mouldy so I will have to do something about that tomorrow - wipe it off, give them some air?

Tidied borders, only removing dead stuff for now in case of frosts. Decided I wanted a stumpery so gathered tree which fell last year, old branches from other stuff which never got burnt, and 'shoved em in a corner' - hey presto a stumpery!

Painted inside of my new cupboard and general HW, busy busy day.

Glad you had a lovely day Dove, and KEF you'll be safe soon - that is if neighbours fix their fence! Lots of peeps working today I think, and hope others on days out have had a good time. 


Posted: 18/02/2014 at 16:50

I agree KEF, whilst we feel an enormous amount of sorrow for Bill and his family, I'm sure he will also enjoy reading our light hearted 'chit chat' when he is able to pop in.

What has everyone been up to today?

Tarzan swing becomes stumpery!

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 16:14

Last summer a tree fell down in my garden, Tarzan swing of 20+ years still intact. I decided to drag it behind my bench where nothing grows, add a few old branches from other trees and hey presto - is this the general idea of a stumpery - and what do I   do next?

Sorry sideways



The first one I've seen this year - 2014

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 13:09

Ladybird and a robin today. Sorry no photos. Oh and first bit of 'proper' gardening so I've seen my first worms of the year too!


Posted: 18/02/2014 at 13:05

Bill - memories of my dad's passing this time last year, similar situation/experience but at the right time of his life. best wishes.

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