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Gooseberry crop

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 20:05

..^I do the same artjak...shingle over weed bush is young so didn't get anything like yours..very impressed... how tall is your bush? now long has it been in the ground please...? mine has only been planted for 1 year...

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 19:29

..ttt....shame to let it drift...


Posted: 10/07/2014 at 19:24 the last few days I've started picking mine as they have ripened...'Sungold'.. and 'Orange Paruche' which are both quite similar... lots of trusses on the plants..greenhouse... seeds sowed in late March I think...

Dream of your wish list

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 11:45 of the Hypericum's....perhaps 'Elstead' or 'Magical Beauty'... my neighbour has one or other and is giving me a cutting... not sure which it is... so looking forward to that...not one I've grown before...

What have you learnt this year?

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 12:34

..after 30 years of gardening, I have finally realised I buy too many plants... thinning out is a must for next season... and absolutely no replenishments.... if...

Rose not planted correctly

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 12:30

..leave it for now and replant in that the scion is either level with soil or just below [my preference]....  then you could treat it as a bare root rose if you wanted...removing the compost and soil and spreading the roots out...depends how much root ball you get with it.... not a problem at that time of year...

Worried this is Japanese Knotweed!

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 12:25

..Helleborus argutifolius... I would say...from those toothed leaves...

Weed Control and Ground Covering

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 13:46

..lavenders are huge...everything has grown so Yucca is in full flower first time this year... one thing I think is very important in this type of garden, is drainage... I used copious amounts of hort. grit when if you don't get this right, plants can sit in a sump and suffer during the winter... border planted in this way,  is 60 foot long by about 5 foot wide... obelixx above here gives sound advice if you want to take that route... but I don't use chemicals and the membrane and decorative gravel covering was quite important to start off with...for this border...but planting can be awkward... I have to emphasise that..but once they're in....that's it..and I use plants that don't need feeding or fussing over... also I found it best to plant from the smallest size pots...Helianthemum's and Sedum's are others I use a lot easy to grow and maintain...

Weed Control and Ground Covering

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 13:04 shouldn't have problems with haven't with mine, although after 5 years I am gradually removing all the membrane as it's not something I like, in fact I detest the stuff... however it was a necessary evil to start off with...until the plants became established... planting can be awkward as I like to cut out a large round in order to dig a decent sized pit for the plant...also choosing the right plants helps....mine has taken on a dry garden look...which seems to suit it...Lavender...Stipa and Festuca grasses ..Aster's...Kniphofia...Phormium...Yucca...Alpines of many kinds...Aubrietia and Veronica...Lavatera...Ceanothus...all sorts of lovely things really...Iberis 'Snowflake' flowers from January - June...I also use as edging...

Beetle ID please

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 20:24

..incredible shot...almost looks as though it has a hole in its back...

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Windows 8.1 - a warning !

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please show us your culinary delights... 
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Sweet and Everlasting peas... 
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