thecatsmother


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Kids,dogs and gardens

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 23:19

You may notice rather a lot of  seemingly randomly-placed plant supports in this bed (below). They were placed there after I ended up replanting the same geranium and hebe 3 times, after the new puppy decided he would like to "help" in the garden  Now every planting out is defended with sharp objects, and I keep a close eye on him (he can be very stealthy when he wants to be though!).


He also sneaks up and grabs the empty plant pots when I plant things out, and gallivants around the garden with them on his nose
And he's fallen in the pond 3 times to date, so the poor frogs aren't too keen on him either!


 

 

another few ID's please!

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 21:37

That was quick! Thanks

another few ID's please!

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 21:24

Not from my garden this time, but from a NT property I visited today. So perhaps a bit more exotic?

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Any help appreciated

 

 

 

Looking for an unusual sized shed - 3ft x 4ft

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 21:12

When we were looking for an unusual-sized shed we got a quote from this place http://www.shedsdirectdevon.co.uk/ they were really helpful and their prices were reasonable (and we went in person as they are local, so saw some of the sheds built and they looked very good quality)

too many plums?

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 00:33

I made blackberry and plum vodka last year - made quite a few bottles and gave it away for xmas presents. It went down very well

too many plums?

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 23:08

And start researching recipes

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?


 

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!

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Plant ID please

 
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Is this tree peony reborn?

 
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Plant ID please

 
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Plant ID please

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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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