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Posted: 06/06/2012 at 18:23

Today I looked out my back window and saw mother and daughter blackbirds (possibly the one that fledged from our garden a few weeks back) having a very nice meal of worms straight out of my patio trough. I must have been not two paces from them and had to keep very still, hence no rushing for the camera but just enjoying the moment.

P.S they pulled out a few cuttings and destroyed a few seedlings that I was growing on but Meh. It was only a few.

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 06/06/2012 at 18:14

 I too have black-spot on every damn rose, especially my climbers although the shrub roses are slightly more resistant and suffer much less disfiguring foliage.

I've given up even trying to eradicate this problem after my newly bought climbing rose last year promptly got the disease and it was not even in the ground a fortnight!

My remedy is simple, I plant other climbers that will screen out the ugliness of bare stems on the uprights and stick to shrub roses for the borders. It's not entirely disguising the issue, but I can't live without some roses. 

Garden gaffes

Posted: 06/06/2012 at 18:07

@figrat, lol

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 06/06/2012 at 12:55

Sunny, showers and windy in Kent. Typical summer's day really

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 06/06/2012 at 12:53

@figrat, j'aime! 

Planting scheme....

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 23:42

My piece of advice, should you wish to take it, is to plant larger groups of the same plant than you might imagine needed. If there's one thing I've learnt this year is to be bold and do it in snake shapes or waves rather than fat clumps. It looks way more pro.

Good luck

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 23:36

@david spikes, you never fail.


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Posted: 05/06/2012 at 20:34

Love to see the bees  This planet needs them!

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 19:05

@Dean Lovett, I did the same thing a couple of weeks ago after gardening at my parents' house, only I was too keen to wait until after flowering and cut a bit off anyhow, my mother ensuring me they were the lovely blue ones.

Well, despite the droop, the Iris flowered in my garden last week although it is BRIGHT YELLOW and now have a plant I didn't want  .

Just my luck for taking my dotty old mom at her word!

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