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Latest posts by quercus_rubur

How would you describe your garden?

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 22:01

Osakazuki I love your garden! Want to design mine?

A Cautionary Tale .....

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 20:48
SwissSue wrote (see)

It's a red hazel, quercus and grows like the klappers, sprouts endlessly from the base as well as sprouting all the nuts I can't find.  

Making a note in my book not to buy a red hazel 

Artjak, I've never seen the attraction of the red/pink Valerian either

The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 20:44

LOL! working in A&E must be a good laugh sometimes

wild flowers from seed

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 20:37

Thanks Nut and Catbee! 

How would you describe your garden?

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 20:31

I've always hankered after a walled garden Patty. I sometimes think I'll pull up the hedge at the bottom of the garden (it's privet) and replace it with a wall so I could grow more fan or cordon fruit, but then the birds love the hedge so I keep changing my mind. 

If you could have any plant / tree in your garden

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 08:43
KEF wrote (see)


Q R --Garden Gallery 2013 page 34.

Thanks KEF! Tell your Mum they're wonderful!




A Cautionary Tale .....

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 07:51

That's odd Sue, I have a hazel nut and don't get seedlings from it. However, my neighbour's allowed a sycamore seedling to grow . Those seedlings are driving me nuts. Turn your back and another one pops up!

Identify plant

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 00:54

Or Achilliea? Just thinking about the leaves which could be described as "parsley-ish" A full photo would be good

wild flowers from seed

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 00:48

I mentioned a while ago that I threw down some Yellow Rattle on the strip between my garden and my neighbour's last Autumn. It seems to be working in that the grass hasn't grown half as quick as my lawn. 

Any advice would be welcome. I'm thinking of sowing a short-plant wildflower mix in the Autumn after mowing and scaryfing it. Should I add some more Yellow Rattle to the mix?

Digging it over isn't an option - it's officially council land. I'm just accidentally dropping the seeds

O.T. just thought you might like this.

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 00:35

Stunning and moving. Thank you!

Discussions started by quercus_rubur

Akebia quinata - thanks

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Hang out the washing

Designing a small garden around the washing line 
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Camellias in Scotland

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Cloud pruning anyone?

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Last Post: 08/06/2013 at 23:53

Hello I'm a Lily Beetle, come and get me!

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Last Post: 27/06/2013 at 22:48

My Corkscrew Hazel - Thanks

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Last Post: 12/05/2013 at 20:30

Gardening as part of the National Curriculum

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Last Post: 29/04/2013 at 22:21

Dilemma - Corkscrew Hazel

Can it be pot grown? 
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Last Post: 16/10/2014 at 14:47

Speed gardening

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Hampton Court Palace Show

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Calling Mrs P - or anyone who can grow Verbena bonariensis from seed

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I have my first courgette!

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Push mowers

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