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Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 16:15

Wilmottianum.....ceratostigma.   Lovely blue flowers soon

Hellebores still flowering away

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 16:13

Jess, if it's a new hellebore it's best to cut off the flowers sooner rather than later. ,it helps the plant build up for,next year's flowering

Painting what you've grown

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 16:10

Eddie, love that artwork.  The first one....looks,a bit like something's happened to an unwanted visitor!


Posted: 15/06/2013 at 16:05

The variety does make a difference but I pick them green and hard....most of us love em that way.  Picking them now. If you like sharp tasting goosegogs pick now but leave some to see,if,you,prefer them bit riper

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 13:24

Zoomer, that's my kind of day too.

Heavy showers early but nice now. Expected to see,lupins and delphiniums down but they are fine

Hope it's sunny....or at least dry...Woody

Does anyone know the name of this tree please?

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 13:20

Don't think there needs be any concern about this plant "strangling" roots of other trees.  It just pops up whenever and wherever it an invited party guest!

Jayne, if it were my garden I would definitely take out it.  Pruning merely energises it to sucker and spread.  It will pop up from the remaining roots but just spray with super strength glyphosate.  When it's gone plant something better

KEF, was this the thread ??ou asked me to read?


Posted: 15/06/2013 at 08:07

Morning folks....first today so I get the first prize.......oh dear, only third.

Showers this morning....sunny currently for while at least.....and they are quite heavy.

Heres hoping woody gets good weather for his garden show

Busy this morn so shooting off

Have good day everyone

new garden

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 08:01

Morning andrew

Hellebores are excellent for late winter colour on evergreen lush leaved plants.  Wallflowers too....albeit for one season only

Mahonias provide scent and colour December - January, Daphne's scent and colour in late winter, viburnums, winter jasmine for walls and fences, winter honeysickle, sarcoccoca, etc

Domt forget foliage .....pittosporums Tom thumb gives wonderful shiny black foliage in winter as does the black "grass" ophiopogon nigrescens.  There are grasses to provide yellow, blue, red colour in winter.  And variegated shrubs like euonymous emerald n gold.  Eucalyptus provides steel blue foliage in winter.  Going into early spring the list opens up as does the colour in autumn

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 21:58

Gilly takes over.....some say too much!  

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 21:55

Had strong winds and heavy rain but now it's all quiet and dry.  Quick check on my plants...although they are robust....but lupins looked as if they might suffer.  No, they were ok.  What better than lupins right yellow, blue and white inside my lavender hedge which is top side of my veg patch.  The lupins grow huge there and I just love em there.  From my kitchen window they appear and reappear through my stipa gigantea which....thanks to judicial staking .(they have a weakness at the first stem knuckle) they withstand any wind or rain.

Im waxing lyrical I know but so did Month tonight.....everything battling to show its flowers or buds .  Did anyone see  those geums ?  Got the tangerines ones and they are "floating" in my garden right now

Fairygirl, everyone's right, don't let nasty rude people get to you.  

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