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Anyone know any good trees that like very wet ground??

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 17:09

There are some fine specimens of Met.Seq. in this country, with lovely fissured/twisted bark and fresh green foliage, renewed each year as is unusually deciduous. Good overall shape, but give it plenty of room as no-one knows how large it will grow in the Uk, as there are no mature specimens yet... it having been thought to be extinct and then rediscovered in China in the 1940s.

Anyone know any good trees that like very wet ground??

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 18:52

Metasequioia Glyptostroboides.... go on look it up!!!

Chelsea Chop

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 18:51

 As I am opening my garden in June I shan't be chopping.


Posted: 24/04/2015 at 18:50

What's that strange stuff on my windows. Looks wettish to me.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 18:48

I grow loads of dahlias, some in pots. I repotted the potty ones today. Old MPC put on raised beds. Also got plants ready for tomorrow's plant sale in the village hall, where we raise funds for the Hortisoc.


Posted: 24/04/2015 at 18:46

My hosts used to be in the ground but used copious pellets to keep them half decent. Dug them all up and potted them. If I use pellets now the wildlife is safe. And the hosts look great.


Posted: 24/04/2015 at 17:36

I grow all my hosts in pots. They are in groups on my terrace in shade for most of the day. Different shapes and heights. very attractive, and not much of a problem from slugs now. Watering easy too, and feeding.


Posted: 24/04/2015 at 07:54

`Good luck with Shadow, DD.

Must sort my plants for the plant sale tomorrow, won't comment on the weather in case I put the mockers on it. Also repot my dahlias which I grow in pots. 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 17:28

Planted some violas by the front door, and some blue perennial cornflowers.

Fell asleep in garden and woke up at 5-30. rushed indoors to find it was only 4-30 !!


First swallow of the summer!

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 09:33
Northerly winds may have delayed them perhaps. More food available now.

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