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Posted: 10/06/2015 at 19:37

I know your pain Clari. Flynn has a handful of intolerances and even forgets to eat at home unless we remind him although he will scoff anything he finds outside.

Thank fook for chooks and paddy fields is all I can say, there's not much else he can digest. He weights the grand sum of 4.5kilos but he's not underweight, just little 

Not much garden time this week but I did manage the gym again and feeling it this evening 


Posted: 09/06/2015 at 20:01


Strange growth on allium

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 18:35

Oh nice, thanks for the info 


Posted: 09/06/2015 at 18:29

It's been freezing today! 

The wind is fiercely cold and there's been heavy cloud cover. I thought we were in June 

Luckily I've been far too productive in other ways so no garden today. 

Teaching Flynn to like my car. He hates cars, he freezes with fear at noisy roads, so far I've got him inside on my lap with the door shut. Next stage is turning on the engine. He's a quick learner but we will take all the time he needs 

Strange growth on allium

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 15:10

It's not the same thing Edd 

I have this on one of mine, I was wondering if it might be gall wasp?

delphinium fasciation

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 07:44

I've got a Lupin with a single stem but two flower spikes joined together 

Maybe it's the year for it? 


Posted: 09/06/2015 at 07:16

Morning all...trying to find the motivation for a gym visit this morning 

Young Clematis Armandii. Novice Gardener. Help Needed.

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 22:09

They are rather closely planted together for a climber that can end up 5 metres tall by 3 metres wide 

The tall part refers to how far along it will reach no matter the height of its support, and the 3 metres is how chunky it will get 

It's up to you how closely you plant but the health and happiness of the plants can become an issue considering that Armandii is one that is not pruned by default  

Eucalyptus tree not growing straight. Help!

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 21:59

Oh yes, leave it this year, do it end of winter or early spring next year 

Eucalyptus tree not growing straight. Help!

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 21:56

It really depends on the type of Eucalyptus but assuming it's the dreaded Gunnii, you can certainly cut it all back or do half and half alternate years. Obviously cut randomly to achieve a pleasing aesthetic. 

The thing to remember with coppicing is that the tree's rejuvenation requires a period of loss, the idea being to force new growth and is ideal for Gunnii given that it grows very fast, but you will be creating a gap in you border for some part of the growing season. 

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