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Latest posts by Wintersong

And Finally, Unidentified shrub 3

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 21:00

This one's a bit tricky isn't it?

I initially thought of Eleagnus except the flower is wrong, if the flower belongs to it


It could be Pittosporum


Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 19:49

Enough said.

Unidentified Shrub

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 19:29
KathrynJane wrote (see)

Fab and so quick, thank you.


We stalk

Unidentified Shrub

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 19:25

Yep. Viburnum *the wedding cake* shrub

Unidentified Shrub 2

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 19:22

Black Elder. Likes sun. Pink flowers. grows big. can be pruned to look like a small tree

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 19:10

Birdy13, I feel really sorry for all the trouble you are having with your photos but I have to I scrolled down...I laughed my head off.


John, your veg beds look amazing. I'm dead jealous

Before and After

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 17:53

One word


Posted: 30/05/2013 at 14:28

I adore Iries

Slugs may destroy my life

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 14:16

I sympathise with the SS problem in gardens and allotments although we must remember they are not really pointless so much as being made redundant. their previous job was to be a valuable source of food for many birds, mammals and other small creatures and even us humans in times of famine!

In today's world, we mostly feed the birds and small garden creatures ourselves, and convince ourselves the snail is actually a delicacy and the lack of woodlands, verges, pastures and hedgerows only adds to their population numbers as their predators decrease in numbers.

As for control methods. I confess to using pellets early in the year or at random times of invasion. Piles of grit are heaped over the tastiest plants and I use the GG technique of guillotining to avoid prolonged suffering.

P.S. I've used the garlic spray on my hostas but the liquid just runs off the waxy leaves and doesn't stick!

Before and After

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 11:56


I just use a regular strimmer that doesn't damage the planting because its a natural barrier. I plan to replace the curving brick edging on the shady side in the autumn probably, so its all the same look and use the bricks for paved areas.

I prefer angled borders personally as they formalize the spaces and the plants that do tumble over look less messy in my opinion. I'm a bit of a control freak, just got to let the new planting mature a bit more, everything beyond the gravel area was weeds just a few years back.

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Ooh ooh so excited!

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