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Posted: 26/11/2015 at 18:16

Herbaceous paeonies die back in winter.

The woody ones (tree paeonies) act as deciduous shrubs.

Anything leafy will not survive the frost but if it's a hardy one it will all come back next year

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 18:00

picked sticks from all round the garden and made an enormous shredding heap.

Oh no, not more shredding

10ft of boring bareness

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 17:57

Get on with your work Jo. No slacking please


Posted: 26/11/2015 at 17:49

Is that a sort of paeony or a rose?

10ft of boring bareness

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 13:52

good book that one Jo.

I think my H. p is more likely to die than get that big Verdun. It isn't happy.

10ft of boring bareness

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 09:24

It's not a twiner in my experience Verdun. Maybe I've been lucky

Lovely picture of it in BC's 'Woodland Garden' book. In winter looks great

10ft of boring bareness

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 08:43

Petiolaris will cling to a tree. Nice one at Beth Chatto's garden. Less nice one in my garden, it doesn't like the soil it's in

Cotoneasters are some of the easiest shrubs to please

population explosion of voles - help

Posted: 25/11/2015 at 21:38

You've probably got mine Tetley, we've had the population explosion, less now. 

Mowing some areas is like riding a bucking horse. The holes get bigger all the time from use by various beasties plus some erosion

Betula jacquemontii

Posted: 25/11/2015 at 20:42

2m is near enough. That will stop quite a bit of wind.  Short stakes are OK, the top can flap around as long as the roots don't.

Betula jacquemontii

Posted: 25/11/2015 at 19:57

How tall is it?

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coppicing the hazels

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not water mint

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Forum trip to Kathy Brown's garden near Bedford

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Today's trip

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ID please

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cheese scones 
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