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Something for the weekend.......enjoying gardens and flowers.

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 20:37

The weekend would be a good time to visit http://www.helmsleywalledgarden.org.uk/ We had a run over there today, lovely little plant center and bistro too. Its looking rather stunning at the moment.

Evergreen Flowering climber

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 20:29

I had the same issue after re-doing the patio area. I wanted a fairly quick growing plant that would grow however on a shady border! I decided on the pyracanthafirethorn  it will grow in sunny spots and the birds love the berry's. I used to have on the south facing wall a gorgeous passionflower which used to fruit and the bee's loved it. I'm thinking of buying another as my honey suckle finds it too hot on this site.

Id a Tree

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 20:17

I'd second that

What's your Flower of the moment?

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 20:14

The garden season got off to a slow start, however we've had a week now of lots of sunshine here in the north east and things have come on a treat. The flowers in my garden are starting to make an appearence.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/25278.jpg?width=576&height=350&mode=max

 This has to be the flower of the moment in my garden. A friend gave me a few variety's a few years ago and this is the first time I've had flower spikes from them. Sadly the names on their tags have faded so don't know what they are called.

Whats yours?

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 20:06

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/25277.jpg?width=268&height=350&mode=max

My gardens' not looking too bad at the moment. This time last year it was a building site as we where having renovations done to the house, all by our own fair hands

Robinia Tree problems...

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 19:43

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http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/25268.jpg?width=288&height=200&mode=max

A rubbish photo! But its planted now

Only a little specimen but fingers crossed it hangs in there! I wonder if these problems are to do with the extream weather we've had over the last few years as to why they're all struggling and dying back? I noticed a garden near to us have a huge one with lots of bare branches to the top. I wish we had known about the Gleditsia, My husband want's to plant one of those too! I think that may be one tree to much though!

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 09:38

oh Sounds like I'm not the only one who detests overgrown ivy... well I'm about to head into the garden today to dig up the robinia frisia that I planted last year and has given up the ghost! and to plant a new one. then I'll mow the lawn and hope this sea fret burns back to reveal the blue stuff! Happy Gardening

Newbie Introductions

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 09:30

ha haa 'Apples and Pears', 'Apples and Pears'...thats the only cockney language I know  I'm south of Gateshead - Teesside.

Thanks for the welcome peeps

Robinia Tree problems...

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 09:24

Thanks for the speedy response. I thought that maybe if I removed the old soil when I dig the old tree up that, that might be ok   I've purchased some mycorrhizal fungi to use at the roots of the new one, hope this one survives and establishes pretty soon.

Robinia Tree problems...

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 09:04

I'm bumping this thread because I need to plant my tree! can anyone tell me if it would be safe to plant it where I planted one last year which has now died?

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