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What are these I potted up?

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 09:56

For the first time last year I put labels into every pot of cuttings and seedlings (polishes halo)...which helped, believe me! If only I'd extended that to the borders I wouldn't have pulled out quite a bit of 'grass' that was shooting up in one area and which were actually ipheions that I'd forgotten I'd planted earlier in the year  Still, I do like the element of surprise, which is just as well as I have several clumps of perennial 'something' popping up and no clear idea of what it is yet (except that I planted it)!

What are these I potted up?

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 08:27

Hi. I've got a feeling that the big one is a Spirea Douglasii. I have one in my garden and the new growth looks identical. Mrs G saying 'pink, fluffy flowers' also makes me think so.

I'd also tentatively back up Beatrice on a philadelphus for the top pot...the arching stem and leaf spacing looks like a small philadelphus I planted last year (belle etoile?)

Of course,....... I could also be very badly wrong on both counts (as is more likely) 




Music in the Garden

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 20:36

This a fantastic thread!! Music is such a personal and diverse medium and the beauty is, there's so much of it out there waiting to be discovered and listened to. Love some of the choices on here....esp some of PunkDoc's..... (hope The Damned track down the gym wasn't 'Smash It Up')

This one's been on frequent playback at the moment... and it has a garden related theme!

Talking Heads - (Nothing but) Flowers

If I'm relaxing in the garden, listening to music and 'cloud watching' I tend to listen to warm, drifting, ambient stuff ....... seems to suit the mood Three of my faves... 

Solo Andata - 'Look for me Here'

Brock Van Wey - Too Little Too Late'

Cisfinitum - District Delta

Have a great evening folks!






Don't know what this is

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 23:22

Yup. It certainly self seeds fairly freely!! Luckily the seedlings are easy to distinguish and easy to pull out. Great plant as a border filler. Grows quickly. Unique foliage and habit and interesting flowers that bees seem to love. 

Buddleia flowers?

Posted: 10/07/2013 at 21:20

Hi Fidget

Great to see another Nottinghamite   ! No flowers on buddleija here either. Mind you mine is in a shady corner which probably doesn't help.

What plant is this

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 21:43

Certainly looks like Anemone leaves.

I'm dancing with the devil! I've planted Honorine Jobert and Queen Charlotte! I like the height and spread description on Honorine Jobert as 90cm-1.2m x Indefinite!!!

slug psychology

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 14:31


A couple of identifications needed please....

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 22:10

Not sure of 1 but 2 is a Leycesteria unless I'm very much mistaken. I have several in my garden. They are great for filling a border quickly and will reach 6 ft in a season (virtually max height). The flowers are unusual pendant purple and white lantern like affairs. You can cut them back hard after flowering and they'll come back again next year. They do self propagate though the small 'seedlings' are easy to spot and easily removed. A great 'architectural' plant that's a bit unusual.

Any idea what these plants are?

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 21:59

I'd a second Lysimachia Punctata (Yellow Loosestrife) for no.1 based on the picture and description. I have it in several places in my garden. I love the colour and height however you do need to keep your eye on it as it does spread. I dig mine up every other year, divide and replant. Any other places it shows up it gets gets oiked straight oucare careful where you discard any roots......!


Posted: 20/04/2013 at 09:40

Morning peeps! Already been out this morning and waged war on the Hairy Bittercress that just loves my garden so much! A week of warmer weather and it's already starting to flourish! Well... it was until 10 mins ago No sign of bindweed yet.....getting's planning something!!!! Either that or the last 5 years of waging war have virtually kicked it into touch!

Just off to buy some second hand scaffolding planks to finish off edging a lawn. Only £3.75 for a standard plank. Give 'em a quick sand down, apply woodstain and a really neat edging solution for the lawn/beds!

Also joping to sink a mass of Summer bulbs and find a home for (another) weigela, protestanthera cuneata and a sarcococca!

Have loads of seeds to sow.....foxglove 'dusky maid' and Grandiflora, Cosmos Purity, Ragged Robin, Scabious, Bergamotand some more Rudbeckia!! Need to resow some more Nocotiana and Felicia as I lost over 60% of the emergent seedlings to 'damping off'...... a think I was a bit too liberal with the watering and left them in the heated propagator too long Still.....we never learn by not making mistakes do we?)

Might get the lawnmower out for the first time, fire it up and give the grass a once over. Ready for the annual battle of trying to get the petrol engine to start and only ending up with an achy arm and a recaclitrant lawn mower for about half an hour! Hoping it might be different this year as purchased a nice Hayter mower towards the end of last year!! We shall see

Everyone sounds really busy! Hope one and all have a great day and that you make the most of the sunshine Please ensure you round off the day in the only perfect way relaxing in a comfy chair outside and admiring your endeavors with a nicely chilled glass of white (Sauvignon Blanc for me)!! I know I will be.....!

All the best


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