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Quick hello from me

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 16:00

One crisis is enough Dove

 

David says I'm clever That's good enough for me

Quick hello from me

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 14:57

We like stupid questions. It makes us look clever

who's in charge, Chris or Chris?

Welcome both

My poor lilac vs my boggy soil

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 14:36

So does mine Jesse, it just does it a different way

I suppose that's gardening

Nasturtiums

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 14:34

I can't see the size of those containers, sweetpeas are need more to keep them going well than nasturtiums

My poor lilac vs my boggy soil

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 14:32

I wouldn't put another shrub there. The quickest of the 2 will win and the other will be swamped. Go for some bulbs for spring, narcissi are better than tulips and crocuses in damp. Some lowish spreading perennial would fill the gap and can be moved when the shrub(s) have grown. 

If you don't make it with the lilacs those coloured stemmed dogwoods do well in damp soil.

Nasturtiums

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 14:26

Hi Jesse, nasturtiums won't take over in the ground, they're annuals and will be gone at the first frost. Easy to cut back or pull up if they go too far.

For something to plant now I'd go to the GC and see what's there. There's always something

My poor lilac vs my boggy soil

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 14:23

Hi Jesse, you may find the other is a stronger grower and will cope, especially if you can improve drainage as Fairy suggests

My poor lilac vs my boggy soil

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 14:19

I'd take out the yellow one. I fear it may be beyond help but it's worth a try potting it up in something well drained. Also, if those are both ordinary lilacs they're far too close together and to the fence to allow for growth.

I think you should always pick your plants to suit soil and aspect or you'll be forever disappointed.

I'd love some of those Japanese acers, but I have dry alkaline soil and a windy garden so I go and admire them somewhere else

 

Help Fir trees Dying

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 13:16

I'd pull away the soil from the base of the trunk and see if it's rotted as BB suggests. Some trees will put up will that but I doubt if many conifers will

Help identifying tall stemmed plants with pink flowers please?

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 11:00

Malva, possibly Malva moschata

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Just look at this seed head

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I've got a new butterfly

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Oddity

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bee success

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springwatch

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What have I got here

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Muntjacs

Noisy b......s 
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