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Latest posts by Wintersong


Posted: 22/05/2015 at 07:55

I'm in Kent but I didn't feel anything 

Plant id please

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 05:37

Mine was a thug until I ripped it out 

Flowered profusely but unattractive habit and not even evergreen  

Are my common Laurels dead?

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 05:33

Nut's bang on, laurels get enormous even when clipped, which takes effort because hedge trimmers tear up the leaves and leave brown bits so many prefer to do it by hand 

Good luck 

Hosta fans - guess the Hosta

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 05:23

Big centre looks like Wide Brim but I only know that because I grow it 


Posted: 22/05/2015 at 05:20

Morning all

Giving OH a well earned lie-in so I'm up with Flynn 

Plenty of time to look up restios. ..I never heard of them before but I got a feeling they will be popular 

Same old story

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 21:17

I've seen more snails than slugs this year and my newly planted yummy clematis are sealed up better than Fort Knox 

I saw the ends off their pots which get sunk in the ground, back filled with grit and pelleted. I also use copper tape around the top edge. Most hostas are in pots or raised beds that get the same treatment. 

This year I've only has three Clematis suffer from an almighty chewing although the hostas left in the ground are already pebble-dashed  so I will build more raised beds next year

Most perennials have been okay although I don't grow delphiniums or dahlias because of this issue, luckily I don't miss them in my garden.

Some of my salvias got nibbled early on but I managed to save them in time and will collar them next year with a sunken pot each and gravel. The rims will get lost under the foliage by mid summer and hopefully I'll get my blooms

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 17:25

Oops double post 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 17:24

It's like a beautiful face that's covered in mud,  not suggesting I've ever watched mud wrestling



Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 16:10

Well done Wonky  it's really starting to take shape. Very well tended with some wonderful edges to work off such as the brick wall. I'd love a brick wall 

David, I never get tired of seeing your beautiful garden that's been nurtured with elegance over the last few years 



Posted: 21/05/2015 at 14:50

I got all that lot in carrier bags and my rucksack that has three ways to access it and I must have looked funny walking home because there was a plant poking out of each hole 

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