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Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 19:17

That's a really clever trick Andy.

I may need to borrow the idea as our council are about to supply wheelie bins although I am aggrieved that they now wish to charge for the removal of garden waste.

What DO I pay my poll-tax for?

HELP Please! Anyone know what this is?

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 19:12

but you see punkdoc, you are there with your careful management.

Let's be honest, most garden worthy trees, shrubs and perennials would be thugs given half a chance or not had it knocked out of them by intensive-intensive breeding.

Us gardeners beautify the bold and conquer the onslaught of nature that would happily cover motorway in ten years without traffic.


HELP Please! Anyone know what this is?

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 17:03

That's the one! Thanks nut...somehow I was confident you would know

Newbie Introductions

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 16:55

Welcome Rodgy-dodge

HELP Please! Anyone know what this is?

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 16:52

Oh that looks like one of those suckering tree type plants that people let go wild in their front gardens..but I forgot its name.

I could be wrong ofc!

Summer has arrived

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 16:51

Gorgeous clematis from FG, Andy19 and Bev

I have a Dr Ruppel that I need to move...and thanks for your kind words Bev but my garden is still very immature except the very top part. I just take a canny photo and edit out all the ugly bits

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 14:52

Isn't that bird's nest just fab!

Summer has arrived

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 13:42

 This is my first flower on my Pinus Mungo Mops


What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 23:47

Well, that pic doesn't look like 21 flower spikes.

I just counted them in the other pictures I've got and its about 17-18. Dunno how I remember it as more but ho was first really grand display I had out of this plant anyhow

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 23:42

Separated my fast growing Clematis Dr Rupel from a mature clump of Eremurus with a piece of trellis and tied the trellis to the arch this morning before work.

It's part of my plan to move the clematis at an appropriate time of year with the least disturbance because it really isn't happy where it is. Mrs Bateman on the other side of the arch is going nuts but the Doctor's having none of it. Every year it's leaves scorch and last year we lost its entire top growth due to wind damage, hence why its had to start a fresh this year.

Eremurus will get divided post flowering. Last year I counted 21-22 flower stems but this year's efforts seem much less. I hope the division goes well, they resent disturbance but they are also getting a wee bit crowded and I have had this particular Woolworths offering for fifteen years so...sounds about right

 Last year's offering that I suspect will not be repeated this year...

First thing in the morning I'm off to water the allotment plants as we don't even have mulch in our first year but at least I have the day off. Woot



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