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Tim Burr


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Too late for a Chelsea Chop?

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 11:56

I was going to give my Sedums (autumn joy) a bit of a chop around Chelsea time this year, but they were still quite small at the end of May so laid off the secataurs. They are now at the point of where I need to give them a chop.  It's not too late is it?  Should I simply pinch out the top inch or so off growth or reduce them by half?

Something for the weekend.......enjoying gardens and flowers.

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 00:30

Horsell (Woking, Surrey) is having it's annual Garden Safari this weekend.  

There are 26 gardens to view this year, 8 of them new.

The local museum called the Lightbox has a Gertrude Jekyll exhibition.

If you don't know Horsell then I can assure you that the edge of the village (where Lightbox is located) is within 10/15 minute walking distance of Woking station.

Cost is £7 which allows access to all gardens over both days.

More details here....

http://www.opengardens.co.uk/open_gardens.php?id=446

 

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 18:25

Does look too dark, and excuse me if I'm just not seeing them, but can't see any ruffles either.  

 

Could nursery mistaken it for Velvet Night?

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 18:05

Damp day here today but temperature holding up.  Pleased with my Siberian Irises this year.  Normally the June heat sees them off after a week, but I am now into day 12.  Might not be ideal temperature for me, but flowers like it cooler!


I don't recall the name of the Clematis. 

Aconitum in the background next to Fatsia is already six foot tall and flower buds only just appearing.  The dark patch next in rear right is Acer Crimson Sentry.  Made a mistake planting dark tree in an already dark corner! Live and learn.

Plant or weed....?

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 22:25

Unfortunately not Nut, but will report back.

Monty Don

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 21:09

First shown a couple of years ago, and a shortened version repeated earlier this year. I think some of the episodes are on YouTube.

Monty Don

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 18:54

If you saw Carol's excellent program "Life in a Cottage Garden", you would have spotted that Carol seems to buy tulip bulbs by the bag full every year and plants those up In pots using a gravely compost (to aid drainage).  Carol doesn't plant in the open ground because her soil is heavy.

Plant or weed....?

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 17:33


 


 

Pruning a Photinia

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 19:22

I cut back my Red Robin hard back in September without any ill effects.  It started putting out red stems/leaves in March and hasn't stopped since.  Its now bigger then it was in September, I'm sure.  I have been thinking about trimming it back now, but suspect I will be doing it again in September as the thing just won't stand still for five minutes.

Feeding meal worms to my nesting blue tits

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 10:51

I've often wondered what it must feel like to be a mealworm, lying on my back in a bowl and about to be snapped up by a hungry bird!  

 

Just a word of advice - if you plan to put out dried mealworms instead of live ones, please soak them in water first (overnight) and then drain.  Dried mealworms can dehydrate small chicks.

Discussions started by Tim Burr

Black Aphids on conservatory Yucca

 
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Name of the blue flowering plants on GW (Friday 6th May)

 
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Does Bamboo (Fargesia Robusta) Regrow its leaves

....silly question time! :-) 
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Monarda still in slumber

Not stirring from winter sleep 
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Downsizing a Bamboo

Overgrown its trough 
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Glyphosate based weed killers (i.e. Roundup et al)

Are you still using it? 
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Planting Yucca in Ground

Plant these above, below or halfy halfy!! 
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Photinia Red Robin trimming

Too early/too late to trim back 
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Relocating an Acer platanoides 'Crimson Sentry'

Wrong tree in the wrong place 
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Hard pruning a Mahonia

What to do with the cuttings 
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Camelia not growing, but otherwise health and flowering

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Conifer for narrow space and upright form

Recommendations please. 
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Semiarundinaria Fastuosa - Narihira Bamboo (AGM)

Doesn't run, but does it need to be contained? 
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Do slug eat thru' carrier bags

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Crocosmia Lucifer

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