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Spring sweethearts

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 11:16

..I do like the 'Stellata' magnolias best I think - lovely indeed...

yes Fairygirl very annoying although your posts, along with many others, usually cheer me up...  I'm trying again now via Photobucket - which I detest actually, but see how this works...

Tulip clusiana 'Lady Jane'...


Ribes odoratum [Buffalo currant],  I prefer this to forsythia.. the flowers have a sweet spicy scent and the foliage autumn colour...



Wild Flower Identification

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 21:14

..looks like Erythronium 'Dens-Canis'... not a wild flower, it's a bulb...

a very nice plant, I should keep that...

crocosmia masoniorum?

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 15:49

..the little purple shoots look like Paeonies to me...  I notice we can enlarge photos again...

Rambling roses

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 13:24 can plant one, but it's whether you'll want to spend the time tieing the rose to the tree, as it will need constant attention to train it upwards, as it won't cling without adequate support... a better option that I've seen on pine trees is Clematis montana, as they are self clinging. 

I'm assuming your pine tree is conical shape.  A rambling rose would  be better rambling through a more open tree with a many branched system so it can weave it's way through.  I planted rose 'Paul's Himalayan Musk' through a big willow tree, for instance... it needed no more help from me, so just a thought there, before you go ahead... as rambling roses naturally will just prostrate themselves along the ground unless you tie them to something or aim them towards an appropriate support...

Tulip & Narcissus bulbs

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 19:53

...yes it's right, and it's what I do with some of my bulbs... dwarf tulips especially...

nesting blackbird

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 19:03

..I wish I could enlarge it, but she looks happy... I wonder how she gets in and out the shed, I mean what exit?  I broken window or somesuch...?

Evergreen Hedge

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 16:05

Olearia traversii, but only if you live on the west coast...

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 16:02
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

Salino, I've now found on another thread that if you click on "edit" the photos disappear when you "save changes". You have to re-do them.


..oh I see, thank you...  this forum works in mysterious ways.... wonders still to perform..


I should add, I'm sure they're lovely photos Marion, but I can't see them properly...


What tree to plant?i

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 13:23 might like a little apple tree to fill that spot.  If you should consider that, it will be important to obtain one on M9 rootstock [6-8 foot growth max.] and will need to be staked... these are usually obtainable from garden centres or specialist fruit growers.. mail order...

The popular apple 'Spartan' for instance is self fertile and easily available..

'Red Falstaff''... would be another... there are a few to choose from.  If other gardens near you have apple trees in them, then your choice is more varied as you wouldn't need to restrict to self fertile options...

Plant id and rescue plans

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 19:14 no. 2 and 6 have a Thuja look to them, have you bought any of these before? there is one called 'Golden Tuffet', that sometimes dies off like that...

photo 4, could be Hebe 'Emerald Green' as already stated, or perhaps one called Cupressoides 'Boughton Dome'

photo 5 I would say is Hebe 'Red Edge'.  I've posted a photo of that one in my garden here, I think it's the same one...:-

very hard to tell..

as for that little conifer that appears to have lost it's lower branches, presumably it was planted originally the same level it was in the container..?   if you're not happy with it, then, if it was mine, I might take a chance and plant it deeper.  It'll either live or die...

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