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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 20:08

Thanks fidget.

How to eliminate bamboo altogether from a tricky spot

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 18:33

bamboo is usually a nightmare eventually. if it grows unseen, u der a building, shed, patio, it will be impossible to control.


Posted: 24/06/2015 at 18:29

Fidget, well it will be hardy here.  Already took cuttings....I cut it back slightly.....and expect them to root as easily as Amistad.  


Posted: 24/06/2015 at 17:59

Busy day.

on my journey I popped in to Burncoose nurseries and picked up salvia love and wishes.  it was cut back for me...??....but not properly and I could not resist saying  where I would be cutting it back!    Potted on to grow for a couple of weeks but by then it will be at least twice the height and possibly flowering.  Lovely plant folks.  To those who know it flowers like Amistad. 

got lawns cut and was intoxicated by a mock orange scent flowering to one side.  To  add to the concoction heliotrope arborescens chatsworth was pushing out cherry pie fragrance in the sun.

another beautiful day

meant to look out for hosta stained glass Dove but forgot

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 17:43

hazy view of foxgloves and alstromeria


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 17:42

another angle


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 17:41

who mentioned my name?

just cut grass and the scent of my belle etoille took my breath away so a quickee



Posted: 24/06/2015 at 10:55

Sorry folks.  Nice to know I was missed 

 Got to shoot off in a mo......looks like I may be hooked into doing something in my nephew's garden.  Taking flowers to his partner...they are expecting a baby on Boxing Day....and he has just had promotion from leading paramedic to station manager at the ripe old age of 32.  

morning forkers......have good day 

When is the best time to plant hollies?

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 00:11

If you see some decent specimens Chris I,would get them now.  As already said though only if you can keep them well watered during the summer.  For me this is the growing season so get them planted.

i love hollies.....golden king and handsworth new silver are the 2 varieties I grow.  Womderful, esp if kept clipped to their (almost natural) conical shapes.  



Posted: 23/06/2015 at 18:18

Lily, there are time when things hit you.  As you say, this isnt a rehearsal.  Sorry you had bad news about your cousin.

I knew the guy who started up burncoose when he had a small nursery.  Many a long chat with him.  Burncoose is certainly worth a visit

shame some of you have had a cool day. wonderful for us today though.

not much news about my cousin......he cant speak yet so the extent of any damage is not known

Hello Pippin.  Nice to meet you 

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