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Found a couple of new things in the garden.

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 17:22

Hard for me Philippa. I don't know what I'm talking about half the time

Insect Garden

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 16:56

I have marjoram and it's alive with insects when in flower.If you want something for early in the year, some snowdrops,(buy now, in the green) and pulmonaria are very popular with my bees

casualties of the battlefield

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 16:36

Ok, then we can have another try, something to give scale as well, your finger maybe  but not over the lens


Insect Garden

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 16:18

the plants I mentioned would do OK then. herby type plants are good. Avoid double flowers, no use to insects. A lot of GCs are now labelling plants that are good for bees and you can buy annual mixes of seeds for bees.

casualties of the battlefield

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 16:13

Was the first weed one of many or just the one. If there's more of it on the bits you haven't done yet, a photo of it growing might help.

Insect Garden

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 14:04

For sensible suggestions we'd need to know about the soil and aspect.

A buddleia surrounded by marjoram would be good. Lavender, 

But if you've got heavy clay and a shady spot, not so good. 


Posted: 17/03/2014 at 14:01
fidgetbones wrote (see)

Nut, how are your Angelica gigas growing? Mine grew green stemmed leaves last year, but the new shoots are coming up with red stems on. They should all flower this year( 4 plants).


I'm glad you asked that fidget. I removed 4 slugs and the beginnings of an ant's nest when I went to look. They're OK but small. Probably looking at next year for flowers. I still have the puzzle of different leaf colour. From 2 different sources I have some with dark green leaves and some with purple/red leaves 



Posted: 17/03/2014 at 13:57

I am (was) pretty good at blood letting as well Clari,  I'd brush up the skills for a good piece of cake


Posted: 17/03/2014 at 08:07

Good morning gang


Help identify this plant with red buds

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 08:04

I wasn't so sure after I'd looked at the photo though Fairy, (I didn't manage the link first time round) the buds look a bit pointy and the old stems too stiff.


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