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Tim Burr


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worst job in garden

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 09:49

Isnt that why they invented dishwashers? To wash pots......

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 07:05

No, it just lives outside in its pot all year round.  I occasionally move it around the garden, normally as a 'elf and safety issue as the leaves are at perfect height for poking eye out when working near it. 

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!  

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/25768.jpg?width=514&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/25769.jpg?width=514&height=350&mode=max

 

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!

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/25260.jpg?width=360&height=350&mode=max

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.

Discussions started by Tim Burr

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

Early flowering? 
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Bamboo in trough

Trimming it down to size 
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mildew-on-aquilegia-leaves

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tool-of-the-day

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loging-in

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Dicentra (Bleeding Heart)

Gone all scruffy 
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Japanese Acer disposal

 
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Last Post: 19/07/2013 at 11:02

Pond level dropping.....

...top up with tap water? 
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Last Post: 18/07/2013 at 09:55

Too late for a Chelsea Chop?

Season is 3/4 weeks behind so really, we're still in May, right? 
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Last Post: 16/06/2013 at 13:54

Plant or weed....?

....never seen anything like this before 
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Last Post: 10/06/2013 at 22:31

Gardening errors.....

......made good (or bad) 
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