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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 10:03

A couple of irises I like at the moment.



Posted: 09/06/2014 at 08:56

Morning all. Expecting fairly grim weather today, so will try to get my Ricins planted out before it arrives.

Have a good day everyone.


Posted: 08/06/2014 at 10:06

Morning all.

Lovely and sunny here, but still crippled so no gardening for me.

Am going to watch OH putting up the tent, because she doesnt want us to struggling when we go to Glastonbury. I thought that was half the fun.

None of the rugby brought any joy, but it was quite a thrill watching the nephew on tele. He will be playing for Edinburgh next year, I hope he makes it in the professional game.

Hope you all have a lovely day, I think i might do a bit of bird watching.

Can anyone help me identify this plant?

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 23:16

Zantedeschia I think, also known as Calla lilly.

Moving trees/shrubs

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 16:07

I agree with Nut, but even if they did move well, the best time to do it would be when it is dormant. " high summer " is not the best time to move trees or shrubs.

Cutting down Poppies

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 16:04

Opium poppies will die following flowering, so i would leave the seed heads, as they look good until the leaves go brown.

Some oriental poppies may flower again, but even if they dont, the foliage will start to look really tatty, so I would cut them back, right to the ground, as they will then produce more foliage.

You can of course use the gaps that will be created by cutting back the oriental poppies, for planting some late season colour.

A couple of rose questions

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 13:47

Nut, I have Tuscany Superb, which gets morning sun, but afternoon shade and does just fine. I think it is a real stunner, just love the colour.

Can I grow a Clematis alongside a Virginia Creeper?

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 13:39

I agree with most, in that Vc. is very vigourous and will most likely engulf Clematis.

easy plant id

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 13:36

As Nut says it looks very like argutifolius, which ised to be known as corsicus, but they have lime green flowers, so maybe not.


Posted: 06/06/2014 at 18:33

Wow what a lovely day, sometimes having a bad back is fairly pleasant. Have been sat in the garden reading Christopher lloyds book on colour. Great read, especially his rather wicked sense of humour. [ If I am honest I was mainly looking at the pictures ]

Hayloft are replacing the Malvas I ordered, as they arrived covered with rust, not impressed.

Lovely story Fg.

Hope all have a great Friday, storms tomorrow. Never mind big rugby came on the tele, plus my nephew is playing for Scotland at the under 20s World Cup. Well chuffed. He gets it from me you know, even if he isnt a blood relative.

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