Tim Burr


Latest posts by Tim Burr

Putting softdrinks on the garden

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 22:37

Sprite and 7-up is recommended as being effective when suffering from Gastroenteritis (Tummy upset)  Avoid any soft drinks with caffeine in.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 20:44

I've been looking out my kitchen window in the morning before going to work for days, trying to work out what the splash of red is in my potted Yucca, and just thought it was a bit of a possie of blown of leaves from a Red Robin in the neighbours garden.  Tonight decided to have a look and found it is in the process of sending up a flower! So excited. I've had this Yucca in a pot for at least 10 years, and this is the first time it's done it.  And must say I had to cut a large number of leaves from it due to Yucca black spot and hardly watered it this year!  

 


 


 

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


 


 

Discussions started by Tim Burr

Extremely sickly looking bamboo

 
Replies: 10    Views: 369
Last Post: 10/07/2016 at 16:41

Powdery Mildew on Laurel Hedge

 
Replies: 0    Views: 155
Last Post: 17/06/2016 at 20:32

When to prune Solanum dulcamara (Woody Nightshade)

 
Replies: 13    Views: 343
Last Post: 09/06/2016 at 22:19

The Decline of Bees

Apparently, its all our fault! 
Replies: 3    Views: 425
Last Post: 01/06/2016 at 11:10

Laburnum Trees

 
Replies: 3    Views: 260
Last Post: 30/05/2016 at 18:34

Black Aphids on conservatory Yucca

 
Replies: 1    Views: 198
Last Post: 08/05/2016 at 13:47

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

 
Replies: 2    Views: 419
Last Post: 07/05/2016 at 21:14

Does Bamboo (Fargesia Robusta) Regrow its leaves

....silly question time! :-) 
Replies: 1    Views: 250
Last Post: 01/05/2016 at 12:41

Monarda still in slumber

Not stirring from winter sleep 
Replies: 14    Views: 648
Last Post: 01/05/2016 at 14:42

Downsizing a Bamboo

Overgrown its trough 
Replies: 6    Views: 380
Last Post: 24/04/2016 at 20:15

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

Are you still using it? 
Replies: 23    Views: 1590
Last Post: 19/05/2015 at 23:10

Planting Yucca in Ground

Plant these above, below or halfy halfy!! 
Replies: 6    Views: 560
Last Post: 12/05/2015 at 08:23

Photinia Red Robin trimming

Too early/too late to trim back 
Replies: 4    Views: 787
Last Post: 10/05/2015 at 12:09

Relocating an Acer platanoides 'Crimson Sentry'

Wrong tree in the wrong place 
Replies: 1    Views: 478
Last Post: 27/04/2015 at 00:08

Hard pruning a Mahonia

What to do with the cuttings 
Replies: 1    Views: 527
Last Post: 25/04/2015 at 23:22
1 to 15 of 60 threads