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Latest posts by Wintersong

May In Your Garden

Posted: 01/05/2012 at 12:15

Poor Geoff and his chickens! Am crossing fingers for their comfort and safety asap.

Poured all night but bright and dare I say sunny today. Been digging over the Full Sun border this morning, its a quagmire and will need several digs to get all the raspberry roots out the ground, but keeps me out of trouble

April in Your Garden

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 23:36

Yipee! It's about to be May!

Using a stump Grinder

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 22:13

The Laural will sprout from the stump, they are feisty creatures. I pruned the lower branches away to give mine more of a tree form but it does mean that I have to rub off the new shoots every spring/autumn, but I don't mind. I have one at 30ft tall and a self seeded baby that I clipped into a standard,at about three and a half foot tall so far. Obviously the parent plant grows much larger shoots than it's off spring.

April in Your Garden

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 21:21

Good work Eddie J! Do you get chained up at night to force you to rest? Seems like you never stop!

April in Your Garden

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 18:37

Oh dear Kate, I have to admit, I find these occasionally in my garden but had no idea they actually ate things!

 Saying that, one of my jobs today was squashing about 50 vine weevil larvae in two pots. Obviously I'm a little bit dumb about pests.

April in Your Garden

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 18:19
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Great photos Hyppybyker!

I've had my clump for a few years but last year was its best flowering. It's been moved a couple of times and is now shallow planted over a Clematis in full sun Left in picture) which is heaven for it. It's taken a good decade to get -7 flower spikes on it but then it has been moved twice and probably neglected as well. One year the slugs ate all the flowers while they were tiny green cones at the base, so now I always sprinkle pellets inside the rosettes of thin leaves. I tell you, those slugs are crafty devils.

April in Your Garden

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 17:03
sotongeoff wrote (see)

Damp.cold,slugs,snails,caterpillars,rats and memory loss

Second that, especially the memory loss. The amount of Delphiniums, Geums and Canpanulas I've lost track of over the years could fill a small garden.

April in Your Garden

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 16:37

@sotongeoff..haha cheeky!

All are in the same ground but if I'm honest I believe the two coral ones get a spot of late sun that the others don't, but the planting difference is only 14inchs! Crazy world.

So, no scorch from midday sun but you reckon that little extra blast boosts their colour?

April in Your Garden

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 16:35

Should do well on your stony soil Inkadog! They have very shallow roots and like full sun and super good drainage as I'm sure you already know. I love Foxtail Lilies and bought my original clump as a single dried specimen. It got moved around once or twice as is my way...but last year it found its perfect home and gave me seven flower stems and is even bigger this year I really want to increase my stock at some point. I love everything about them including their fat alien-ish buds in early spring and the burnt effect of their flowers as they go over.

Give us a piccy if it sprouts a flower 

April in Your Garden

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 16:23

Greetings all. South-East England has been bathed in glorious sunshine all day. D'you know it even got warm! Shorts with wellies in the garden, everything looks like its growing away I even have some Tulips coming into colour in my middle garden that I thought I'd lost as there was no sign of them last year! Seem to be dark in colour so they might even be my Queen of the Night that I lost, but we'll have to wait and see.

P.S. anyone know why two of my five Heuchera Flambe are a spectacular coral colour while the other three are a deep burgundy? All divided from one plant two years ago.

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