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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 06/10/2015 at 18:14

And Bertie the bus 

irish yew - standishii variant

Posted: 06/10/2015 at 18:00

Thanks Lee.  Yes standishii is a good companion for most perennials.  


Posted: 06/10/2015 at 16:09

Gertie,, what a kind person you seem to be.  Ok, I will regard my neighbour's endeavours as a fom of flattery.   Feels better already ....ha ha 


Posted: 06/10/2015 at 14:05

Should have looked around for a witness Fidget.  I have been so lucky ....either a witness, or a signed starement admitting blame or to call the police to sort.  People have a nasty habit of denying the truth and switching the blame.......

beautiful day  Yes hot in the garden.  Cut a few battered ....only a few....stems from dahlias weighted down with sodden flowers.  

Fresh oil supply today .....domestic oil bill has never been so little.  All set for winter now when it gets colder 

Next door had diggers etc in to remove a whole planted area....roots, soil and stones.  A hedge has gone too.  Expecting another visit from her next door to cadge plants.  She is someone I can't take to.......copying me constantly and she has some plants that I know she pinched cuttings of.  So, sorry Mrs Next Door, haven't any plants to spare.  Now others are different....I will root and produce a plant for, divide a plant for and even plant a plant for 

UK are racists the other parties screamed.  How dare they suggest controlling immigration?  And the hype from the masses too!  Teresa May now admitting we must control immigration because we just cannot cope with the numbers on so many levels.   Sorry folks many of you were part of the "masses".  I'm far from a racist but not afraid to say the unpopular.....or is it so unpopular?    you aint seen nothing yet...we really will be in trouble 

Right...I'll get my coat 

irish yew - standishii variant

Posted: 06/10/2015 at 08:01

Standishii  Lee


Taking life for granted......

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 22:06

Funny that Hosta. that's very thing my young sister said to me during her last few days. Viz. , never stop telling people you love them.    For a non tactile bloke that is not easy but it has registered 

Sedum Postmans Pride

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 21:50

Berkeley its in the right place.....a wetter soil and its lkely to grow bigger.

the solution is simple.....reduce the height in mid May.  It will then grow sturdier With less inclination to flop.

when you cut it back use the material for cuttings.  They will root before the end of summer

If we were invited to fidgets wedding on Saturday

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 17:53

Baseball cap? 

irish yew - standishii variant

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 17:47

Ok lee will do.  

they can stay in those pots for several years but ultimately better in the ground.

take cuttings....get a heel from older wood.......and you will have extra plants.  I have 3 bought and 2 from cuttings but all much same size now

try on line suppliers Lee 

pesky hypericum removal advice needed

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 17:43

In my early days I was swayed by fhe hype for this plant so I planted a nice group.  However, the first summer was a wake up call with "new plants" cropping up.  

I research new plants or study their behaviour during the growing season.....kniphofias  are ones to watch I think.  Prob they will be plants to divide annually.

roundup will work but wont affect plants resulting from underground spreading roots.  Each shoot has to be sprayed and then watch for and spray further growth during the summer

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Why has a thread disqppeared? Who decided?

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who cares who wins?

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Just a suggestion...

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Don't be scaredy cat.....

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Drat those chains.....

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Best late flowering clematis?

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What new plants will you be trying?

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White foliage?

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Is this really cruel?

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Taking life for granted......

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Against all logic.......

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Wont go without a fight....

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