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More ID's please woderful people

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 23:03

@Charliebot, ours is about 2 foot wide, but 5-6 feet long! 7-8ft tall! Personally I'd pull it up, for extra bedding space, but it gives us and the neighbours some much needed privacy, though I do suspect it's reason to some of the horrific damp we've had lately!

More ID's please woderful people

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 23:02

Charliebot, maybe it's a regional thing, I'm in the West Midlands and our finished flowering maybe two months ago? @Nutcutlet, it has flowered, but only for a week! I dont know it's usual habits as I've only been here since the start of Autumn!

Mony Don

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 22:53

I'll never understand why people are so mean about Monty... his advice hasn't let me down thus far, and he's an inoffensive, gentle sort of chap. Makes a pleasant change to the noisy hedonism of other beeb presenters such as Clarkson and Paxman et all.

Plants IDs please!

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 22:49

Appears to be a spreader? Very popular with bees, and has climbed a hedge about 8 feet? Very tiny flowers about 2-3cm in diameter...

Dies back in winter I suppose? I've only been in this house for a few months and it has only made an appearance in the past month alongside this rose...

 The rose and this plant have climbed around a forsythia hedge... but the mystery plant has spread across the ground also.

More ID's please woderful people

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 22:45

I have a forsythia, but it's stopped flowering, is that normal? There's a rose and some other climbing plant entwined around it, may that be the cause?

Plants IDs please!

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 22:40

 Not sure if this is a clearer photo of number 1?

Plants IDs please!

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 22:39

@Invicta, the top has come into our garden via the neighbours who do nothing to their garden, and it's climbed into our hedge,

number two landgirl has got on the head, number three isn't anything australian. It's not dissimilar to a marigold, but has had no flowers thus far like the marigolds, and I'm wondering whether it could be a Zinnia, which I grew, but the majority died. I have two of these mysterious plants, which just keep growing and growing!

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 22:34

These Ameria are so striking, and just the right size for my tiny garden. I'm thinking of maybe growing them with chives next year, if possible, for lovely purples and pinks, as well as the chives being functional! I read a book recently of the virtues of using 'useful' plants with simply pretty plants in beds and it's fascinating!

There's a lack of blue in our very pink beds, even though they are in their infancy, so I bought this today at the GC, though I've been very  naughty and forgotten the name!

My favourite at the moment, I love how pretty the purple buds are on the silver stems, and then you get such an intense pink colour, with a lovely scent which I discovered today, I believe it's called Dianthus?

My very first lilac! It's starting to lose it's flowers, though I hope it continues to bloom year after year!

And the very dirty container area overrun with seedlings which need to be potted up and planted into the bed. So much to do, so little time! Can't say I'm a fan of all the clutter!



Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 22:08

gorgeous Lupins chicky! Love the Bumble on your lilac too Percy Grower! I bought my first lilac today too. I think it's starting to shed it's blooms, but I'm hoping it'll stay with me for a while yet!


Whenever I come on this thread I'm reminded just how tiny my garden is compared to you all!

Gardeners who love their feline friends

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 19:52

 I got into black and white film photography last year, this is Cassie, our youngest, observing the garden in our old house. We used to get squirrels and long tits pecking at the window! I'm sure they did it just to taunt the cats.

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