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Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 09:12

^...I had a go... it was fun....but like all good gardeners I can see you've got it worked out.  It will be so nice to see another photo perhaps in a year or so, or however long it takes...

hi Verdun,

yes I agree the Fremontodendron has that rather hairy problem, which is a shame... and it wouldn't suit everybody, but I think it's long flowering season redeems it for me, and a good pair of gloves is necessary to deal with it...

Also looks great as a free standing shrub.  I've not known it cause problems with the eyes, only a bit of skin irritation due to the bristles at pruning sessions.... we all react differently I suppose and I do think this is a plant best seen at a little distance - and it's best to keep that distance I think....

 

Clematis montana to cover a 5' high fence

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 23:53

...this is 'Wee Willie Winkie'.... it had a lovely scent, of vanilla...  but unfortunately got a bit much for me to manage.... it was contained on a 6 by 6 foot trellis...

 

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Spring sweethearts

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 22:47

...I'm glad you like it... I love taking close ups like this.  I don't know about anyone else but I see several creatures in that photo... large bees..? for instance or some alien monster. I see a pair of eyes, a big blue nose and 4 wings... as if they're all about to land... like something from a space ship... or from Doctor Who...?

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 22:41

...I've been pulling out some horse tail weed - great job that... what a weed, I wish I could fall in love with it...

put up some trellis for sweet peas I'm getting tomorrow.... and planted up the most expensive plant I've ever bought but wouldn't recommend anyone else do the same... Daphne 'Eternal Fragrance'.... supposedly flowers all summer but the scent doesn't carry - you have to stick your nose in... makes a nice hedge apparently... I'm growing it in a pot...

 

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 22:37

...how lovely, and you are so lucky to have good neighbours... you must keep hold of those... I had neighbours from hell move in and had to move out after 15 years living peacefully, left all my beautiful garden behind... they were just awful... I like it where I am now but have had to start again...

I have Pennisetum orientale, which is just such a fabulous flowering plant... if you like grassy things of course...  look forward very much to hearing of your continued progress.... we will rummage by internet as we go along...

I'm surprised you haven't mentioned Gaura's... I find they have such a long flowering season... do try some, if you haven't already....

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 21:35

...Matty's garden looks worth rummaging around in, and so private it seems... I like that very much... similar sentiments to nutcutlet regarding Gavota tulips, they failed for me this year... I shall keep in greenhouse in future...

..not that she needs it, but let me now turn to Fairygirl's scopey garden and plant it up for her.. I know she won't mind and I so enjoy this sort of thing...

photo 1, I see a bare wall next to a bench, a white/grey wall that needs a plant like Fremontodendron, if it can be grown there... I might try that one... with some tying in - fan shape... it's quite spectacular and long season... I'd have to take up a slab I think..

that brown fence with horizontal panels... I think a car port is the other side..? maybe put a scented honeysuckle if this fence isn't used for anything in particular... block out those windows opposite too and fragrance whilst hanging out the washing...

photo 2, I think that bent little tree might come out, replace with maybe Malus floribunda, out now... lovely pink flowers...or Cornus kousa 'Chinensis'.. not too big...

photo 3

nice hedge along the roadside... low hedge, lavender... something like that... cheapish...

..there you go..... no charge...

anyone got any other ideas...? I think it's nice to suggest things, it shows an interest...

 

Plant ID

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 20:05

...possibly a Hydrangea of some sort...

...I should add, I would keep that going, it might be a nice plant in time...

Help needed in idenityfing a plant

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 20:03

I'd say that was Clerodendrum bungei... it flowers in late summer, presumably that's when you took the photo last year...??

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 17:46

^oh thank you, I shall see if I can find one.... yes one Fairygirl, I think you're right...

...not only a fine Wisteria above... but the railings it's growing on are a feature in itself I would say.... something of a 'Monet' look to that....??

 

here is Houstonia 'Millards variety', also known as Hedyotis caerulea, Bluets or Quaker Ladies....... not quite sure where they got that one from....  said to grow best in poor acid damp soil.   I wouldn't like to say what this is growing in,... builders sand - rubble - not acid... full sun - dry...? .. it puts up with me...

 

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...a close up of Clematis alpina 'Frances Rivis'... I love these huge flowers...

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Spring sweethearts

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 16:27

...Yes thank you, I think it's very nice.. so easy to grow too...

I've done a little alpine bowl, having seen yours.  Remains to be seen if mine will be as nice...  I've used a couple of Sempervivums, alpine Geranium cinereum, and a white Erodium reichardii,...

I also like Busy-Lizzie's white trough, it looks like wood but suppose it could be plastic.  I do like that very much... I'd really like one... perhaps 3 even...

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