thecatsmother


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too many plums?

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 23:08

OK I will shake my plums within the next few weeks

too many plums?

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 22:39

This is a typical view on our plum tree - not sure whether to be or at there being soooo many. Should I be thinning them out? And if so, how/when? n.b. last year (our first year here) there wasn't such a good crop as it was so dry and the garden had been untended. I pruned in the summer and obviously this spring has been better for fruit formation. But perhaps too good?

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cerinthe seeds, when to gather

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 17:42

It's a wild flower (or at least growing in the wild) so I can't dig it up KEF (would be illegal). Thanks for the info on seeds Philippa, Mark and nutcutlet - will keep an eye for the flowers shrivelling and seeds to ripen. And will try sowing some in later summer and save some for spring. Fingers crossed!

cerinthe seeds, when to gather

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 16:49

I recently posted a picture of a lovely plant I'd seen in a local bank, and it was identified by helpful posters as cerinthe. Looks like growing from seed is the way to go. The one in the bank is currently in flower - when should the seeds be ready to gather? As I'd like to try collecting a couple and growing them on for my garden. I don't want to go looking for them and find they've already fallen!

another ID please!

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 10:22
Its lovely!

another ID please!

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 23:32

growing in a local bank - I love it  - what is it please?!

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Chelsea wish list

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 17:26
The black calla "memories" by Brighter Blooms.

flowering climber suggestions please

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 12:19
Ooh that's lovely too. Thanks!

Who pays for Things

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 21:34

I just think they waste so much money in destroying things on Top Gear at least the gardening programmes are creating things. The look on Steve Redgrave's face when he saw what the Top Gear people had done to his garden on one of their specials said it all...

Rhododendron

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 21:46

Do it! When we moved house last June I had a large holly in the new front  garden which I really disliked. It dominated, and blocked a lot of light to our living room. I got a tree suregon in to take it out in January.

We are so pleased we took it out. It's really opened up the front garden, revealled a previously-hidden path and various other overshadowed plants,  and made the living room much lighter.

In its place I've put an obelisk made by father-in-law, and am growing morning glory and sweet peas up it this year. Will decide on a shrub to go there in the next year or so, but will be a 3-4ft high one, not a 20ft thing

before (the ivy is the big blobby thing behind the acer in the foreground)

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after (you can see where it overshadowed the grass which has died, and also the path)

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Discussions started by thecatsmother

Gardeners' Logic???

propagating magic :) 
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another ID please!

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major pruning of plum tree - advice needed

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dicentra silly mistake

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clematis recommendation please

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another few ID's please!

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too many plums?

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cerinthe seeds, when to gather

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another ID please!

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another ID please!

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flowering climber suggestions please

to cover a stump 
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damsels in distress (or rather, in dis pond?!)

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Where's Froggy? 4 frogs, can you spot them all?

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couple of plants for ID please!

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yellow-plums-what-variety

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