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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 21:42

Winter, yes you may call me Lord.  People offen do....."good lord" they say " is that you."? 

Houttuynia cordata

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 21:38

In a pot in a pool it is superb.  In a pot with a saucer it is superb.  never give it a chance to get imto your soil

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 17:55

Fairy, think I have the same tiarella.....spring symphony?.  Have a couple but want more.  Last year I cut it back and it quickly flowered again.  Local gc doesnt have them so I guess it's online buying again in September.   Ha ha.  You've caught me out.  

Dont have a wisteria but mext door does and its part of my view.  Used to prune It for them but suggested now they get someone in.  

Really beautiful sunny day 

digging up St John's wort

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 17:47

Hypercicum calycinum.....hope I got that a pain.  Never a garden plant.  It is the roots you have to worry about Littledorie.  Not sure about seedlings.  

However, if its the shrub...hidcote,,for example, it shouldn't be a problem if the main roots are out.  i dug up a group of these that had been in place for several years.  No repeat growing anywhere


Posted: 16/05/2015 at 14:05

roasting here.  

Breaking tools?  I go through a pair of secateurs every year, sometimes 2.  I break trowels for a pastime, even bent a crowbar trying to lift part of council comcrete intruding into a friend's garden.  My pride and joy stainless steel spade was broken trying to dig up a conifer.  Clumsy?  Me?  

Right off to beach with the dog

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 13:56

Agree with you Dove. A nurseryman down here is regularly winning gold at chelsea.  His talk is infectious, his plants amazing and his knowledge obvious.  

The specialists focus on the plants

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 13:34

my choisya ....12 feet high and very fragrant


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 13:31

shot of taxus coppershine.....turning orange now....euphorbia polychroma next to berberis astro nana


Newish Turf

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 10:21

Morning green guy

i would have used a straight granular lawn feed unless your lawn has weeds or moss.

make sure ts watered in well even if rain is forecast.  Try to keep up with regular mowing...once a week and dont mow too closely.  

Raking, aerating, spiking, etc can all be done in the autumn so for me it's feeding, watering and mowing.

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 10:13

Plants.  The new ones but all types of plants.  I'm not interested in behind the scenes stories.

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look wot she did to me........

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Echi what?

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Such a shame......

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Even you hard hearts......

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