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

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 20:55

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/46837.jpg?width=204&height=350&mode=max

 a froggy scene from my pond last month - can you spot all 4 frogs?

couple of plants for ID please!

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 21:24

Just watching Monday night's Chelsea prog and she had a clematis armandii. It's definitely not that, the leaves are different. Looking hopeful for lonicera henryi

couple of plants for ID please!

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 21:15

Thanks for your thoughts, everyone. Re plant 4 pics, it's all one plant - think the stems at the front are just too knackered to entwine . It's rampant - about 10ft high and was coming into the garden 6ft from the fence (and similar am ount into neighbour's garden over the fence). Looking at images of lonicera henryi I can definitely see the likeness of the flower buds. Will post back if/when it flowers!

Photinia or viburnum tinus, again I guess it's the flowers that will tell, as the google images look remarkably similar!

Any thoughts on whether, with a lack of any flowers, now is a good time to prune back the choisya?

couple of plants for ID please!

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 12:21

Thanks . We moved here at the start of last June and the clematis has never had any flowers on it in a complete year . But it was monstrously overgrown/overhanging and thecatsfather hacked it back to regain some of the garden, so perhaps that is what has prompted the possible buds on the new growth? Would be nice if it does flower, and if hacking back rejuvenates it, as we need to do the second half this year!

The choisya also has never flowered (though it has been in shade of brambles etc which are now gone). Pruning advice says to do it after flowering in May, so as it shows no sign of immiment flowers, shall I just go for it now? It's very leggy with long woody stems with a few leaves on the ends (reaching for the light, presumably)

 

couple of plants for ID please!

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 09:51

plant one, tall shrub/hedging, currently just in flower/going over

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plant 2 - this is fresh growth as it was hacked back last autumn.Currently approx 6ft tall, was bigger (neglected)

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plant 3 - possibly a pieris? Ideas on variety?

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plant 4 (2 pics). Huuuge sprawling thing. Stems seem to entwine and twist and wrap to climb. May be about to flower, looking at new growth ends?

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ANy suggestions gratefully received!

 

 

Watching 'Love your garden'

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 18:17

Alan T doesn't so much "love" the gardens as have a one night stand with them . May give a brief thrill, but an ongoing relationship is much more rewarding 

Poetry corner (such an original title)

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 18:07

One of my most clear childhood memories is of a picture on the wall at home, which had upon it the verse:

The things I sow, somehow don't grow

I'm sorely disenchanted.

But, oh, what luck I have with things

I never even planted

yellow-plums-what-variety

Posted: 12/08/2013 at 08:27

There was I getting all depressed cos the neighbour's plum tree was ripening nicely with fruits turning purple, and mine were still all green.

 

What's worse, fruits on a couple of branches of my big tree had the dreaded brown rot, so the secateurs had been out too.

 

But yesterday when I was inspecting my fruits I noticed that some of them were turning yellow, and one felt nice and yielding, so I picked it and bit it and it tasted lovely and sweet, yum

 

Any suggestions for what variety it might be? (Presuming as it tasted sweet it's an eating variety?) It's from my big tree:

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faqs

Posted: 10/08/2013 at 21:08

also the search option brings up forum questions - the ultimate index

loving-this-series-of-gardeners-world

Posted: 10/08/2013 at 21:06

http://www.thebeechgrovegarden.com/

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