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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: Today at 13:24

Erm, yes. That's what I was doing Beaus Mum...

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: Today at 13:08

Ooh I could get a coffee 

I was admiring punkdoc's red and yellow border and what I now assume are asters from bizzie's comment above.

Really like muddyfork's oenothera too. Mine are all unflowering tiddlers.  

Please help ID this flower...

Posted: Today at 12:38

I think it's linaria but I'm sure someone will correct me if wrong.

I snip the dead stems off initially but then I just leave it to seed.

What flower?

Posted: Today at 10:00

Maybe sidalcea?

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: Yesterday at 20:35

That's nice of you to give your plants away LadybirdB

Hi Yviestevie I don't keep the rust away, sorry I don't have any tips. All my 'hocks are covered with a sprinkling of rust and the slugs and snails have eaten the rest of the leaves. Most of them are obscured by other plants but I have more on the go in case I lose them altogether.

Wasn't it you who put a pic on of a lovely double pink? That looked perfect... 

Small nettle patch for butterflies

Posted: Yesterday at 18:02

Right. Cheers Joe

I've missed the boat on this one then. I'll collect the seedlings again and cut some or all of it next year then.

I don't think my patch is large enough to have a range of ages I'm afraid - it's got a square metre allocated but not filling it at present. It is in full sun.

Edit: do I cut them to the ground?

Small nettle patch for butterflies

Posted: Yesterday at 17:24

Hi Guys,

I've got a small nettle patch that earlier in the year had small tortoiseshell caterpillars.

I've cleared some other stuff out the way today and exposed the patch and it is looking distinctly threadbare although some new shoots are coming through on the old stems.

I seem to remember reading somewhere to cut them back at some point whereupon they will grow back for a later batch of caterpillars. Is this correct/ necessary?

I started the patch in 2012 and would like it to thicken. I had been collecting the seedlings and returning them to the patch to speed up the process

Thank you 

ideas please to screen neighbours BIG shed!

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 09:03

Hi Beaus Mum

How sad that they had to put windows overlooking your garden. I think I would have put them in the roof if it was mine.

I saw this when you put pics up of how you had designed the length of your garden and assumed it was a barn or storehouse of yours

Would it be possible to put an arbor there, leaving an access path around the back? You could perhaps grow shady clematis up it or plant more shade tolerant shrubs around it to make a secluded island...

Front Garden Stars

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 11:55

You flatter me Beaus Mum

I think I just grow so much stuff that some of it has to do well by the law of averages. 

Front Garden Stars

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 10:44

I like your cone shaped tree as well. I've got a small yew I was considering trying to shape when it gets older. My garden is quite floppy and I thought it might add a touch of formality.

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Small nettle patch for butterflies

Does it need cutting? 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 18:02

Another plant ID please

Finally a flower opens 
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Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 16:46

Interesting bug

Is it a back swimmer? 
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Plant ID please

It's not an astrantia 
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Floppy sedums

Can I prevent this somehow? 
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Weirdo snapdragon

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Last Post: 13/07/2014 at 17:32

Very quick question

Feed for planting hole 
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Last Post: 13/07/2014 at 14:16

Schizostylis - growing tips

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Last Post: 10/07/2014 at 19:14

Another ID req in the Sponge Garden please

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Last Post: 05/07/2014 at 21:41

Another plant ID please!

Angrily clearing out wind damaged poppies... 
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Last Post: 03/07/2014 at 17:40

Can anyone recommend a grass for a novice?

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Cirsium rivulare

Different leaves- same plant? 
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Hedgehog hazards

Caught in veg netting 
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Last Post: 24/06/2014 at 05:02

Plant ID's please

All perennial plants, not weeds 
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Last Post: 24/06/2014 at 21:23

Leonotis nepetifolia

Has anyone ever grown this? 
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