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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

..you 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

...photos 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...:-

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/plants/advice-required-for-low-maintenance-raised-beds/78511.html

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...

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 15:48

...^I'm sure they have happymarion, and it would be nice to be able to enlarge them especially when one is looking at a rather smallish screen, as I am here... at this rate I shall have to get a magnifiying glass...

I would like to have had a closer look at that Clematis of Busy Lizzie's but to no avail... never mine, teething problems...

Indina Bean Tree

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 14:51

...you've got precisely 5 minutes in which to do it, otherwise it's too late...

 

seriously, if there are no leaves showing as yet, then you should be alright...

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 14:49

...ha!... now they appear to have disappeared..... this is quite funny...

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 14:45

^ a nice looking country garden there... I've also lost a few tulips I had in pots...

I seem to have the very same little red primula that Happy Marion has above, I really like the colour.

Most people seem to have a flowering currant in their garden, this one is Ribes 'Koja', which I find to be more upright and profuse... a little redder in bud..

 

Veronica 'Georgia Blue', an alpine plant that needs sun and good drainage...

evergreen and sprawling ground cover...
...

 I hope these photos are satisfactory, they've not been coming out too well lately, and it's not just me it seems... let's have a go...

 

edit: no I don't like those at all, I'm not putting any more up until they do something about it... it's not the same as it was, don't you think...? they seem to be centralising the images with a white border top and bottom and you cannot enlarge them either... most unsatisfactory  whoever is responsible for that...

Looking for plant suggestions

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 15:20

...you might like this one, it's Sambucus plumosa Aurea, a form of Elder.  I think the leaf colour would contrast with your blue flowering Ceanothus, and this plant will grow just about anywhere... Red berries too... and fine foliage.  Deciduous...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/plants/plant_finder/plant_pages/822.shtml

 

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