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Naked Gardening Day

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 19:43

Its better now the stinging nettles are gone.  walked funny for a while   Please don't laugh cos the bottom line was the pain 

Guess what this is.....

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 19:08

let's persuade you to grow this.....

do you want a plant with scented leaves including liquorice,,lemon, peppermint and more?

do you want a plant to attract bees and butterflies?

do you want a plant not attacked by pests of any kind?

do you want a plant to flower all summer that needs no deadheading?

do you want a plant that offers height without needing support but also offers dwarf varieties?

some of mine are already presenting in you want them? what am I describing? 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 18:58

Wonky, I think I have energy but you have it to burn.  No chance of being sunburnt here today...very little sun but very humid.  Anyway, we cornish don't get burnt...we are used to it 

Choisya ternata

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 18:54


get it outside asap now. 

Choisyas respond very well to pruning but leave it for now and trim it back to new shoots in a couple of weeks or so. make sure it doesn't dry out 

for a hedge it will probably will be better for that pruning 


Posted: 07/05/2016 at 18:49

no, it's past saving.  

Too hot and I suspect alkaline soil in that pot 


Posted: 07/05/2016 at 18:45

I would suspect snails ...agree with darren though,,check after dark with a torch 

What's wrong with my rhododendron?

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 18:43

Lena don't go for containers that narrow towards the base either....murder to pot on if you do 

Naked Gardening Day

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 18:38

I knew that 

here is a picture of me mowing the lawn "altogether" differently  ...........

drat, the new style forum wont publish 


Posted: 07/05/2016 at 17:41

Welcome gerard

I'll make a start with honeysuckle and summer jasmine.  I have an archway with 2 honeysuckles on it and the scent from mid summer is intoxicating 

solanum alba is a favourite of mine too....white flowers from mkd summer into late autumn.  Vigorous and easy

clematis montana for white or pink spring flowers...grandiflora is scented too and a summer clematis like Ville de lyon would  give you red/maroon flowers all summer long 

Where are all the ranters?

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 17:28

Ha ha wot a lovely little fella 

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