Tim Burr


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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.

slug psychology

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 16:36

Have you tried dropping them in water and seeing if they rehydrate and spring back to life? 

Ants nesting in Bay tree pot

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 18:22

If not done so already, stand the pot on something to get it off the ground/patio.  Old bricks will do.  If I leave pots on my patio, the ants bury up from the joins in between the block paving and see the entrance to the pot as a new world to conquer and then inhabit.  Also, if you give the pot a really good soaking that can sometimes be enough to make them move on.  They don't like being waterlogged.

Too much time on my hands

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 16:12

Chutney?

Discussions started by Tim Burr

Powdery Mildew on Laurel Hedge

 
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When to prune Solanum dulcamara (Woody Nightshade)

 
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Last Post: 09/06/2016 at 22:19

The Decline of Bees

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

Laburnum Trees

 
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Last Post: 30/05/2016 at 18:34

Black Aphids on conservatory Yucca

 
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Last Post: 08/05/2016 at 13:47

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

 
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Last Post: 07/05/2016 at 21:14

Does Bamboo (Fargesia Robusta) Regrow its leaves

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

Monarda still in slumber

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

Downsizing a Bamboo

Overgrown its trough 
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Last Post: 24/04/2016 at 20:15

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

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

Planting Yucca in Ground

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

Photinia Red Robin trimming

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

Relocating an Acer platanoides 'Crimson Sentry'

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

Hard pruning a Mahonia

What to do with the cuttings 
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Last Post: 25/04/2015 at 23:22

Camelia not growing, but otherwise health and flowering

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