Latest posts by Wintersong

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. 


Posted: 08/06/2015 at 21:35

OMG Clari, that sounds horrendous! 

On a lighter note, I just saw a juvenile Sparrowhawk /Kestrel in my garden! ! !

OMG I'm so excited.  I heard it's high pitched trill and saw it land on the roof next door with a mind to raid the sparrow nests in the guttering like the magpies do. It was a sandy colour with a pale chest, yellow feet and markings on its tail. 

It flew off empty beaked but gave a passing pigeon a fright right across the back of my house 

Eucalyptus tree not growing straight. Help!

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 19:40


 Just two years growth 

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