yarrow2


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How can I attract more birds to my small, sheltered garden?

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 12:50

Birds love dried mealworms - although they can be a bit expensive to buy.  Here, they seem to smell them quite a distance away.  They are mad about them, irresistible.  I have them in a wire peanut feeder and it has attracted a mix of small birds I never used to see in this small town garden.  A shallow dish with water is also a draw.

 

osteospermum

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 09:25

Hi B3.   Can you relate what the advice about overwintering them was?  I would love to know what to do with mine.  I have a couple which return well every year but others are much diminished so any tips would be gratefully received.  Many thanks.

A couple of IDs please.

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 01:17

 Saw these in the botanical gardens - maybe yours are the same.  They're lovely.

The Big News in Edinburgh

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 12:46


 Here's the timeline of its cultivation - 12 years.  Hope it reads ok.  What an amazing feat by the Botanics team.  Hi Fairygirl - I'm lucky I live very close to the Botanics.  Such amazing queues to see it.  Really is a wonder.  Apparently it puffed the 'stink' a couple of times yesterday and it's luck that it hasn't closed up yet.  2 metres high.  You can tell I'm in awe!

The Big News in Edinburgh

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 12:32


 


 


 


 


 


 

For those who may have seen news of this on tv and who can't go and see it themselves, I nipped along this morning to Royal Botanical Gardens Edinburgh to join the queue at 9am.  Tried yesterday afternoon but the wait was 2 hours and couldn't stay.  I'm not sure how to reduce photos but hope they're ok to view.  It was amazing and the plant is expected to close up and drop down anytime.  The 'rotting flesh' smell had gone by the time of my visit, was more like a faint whiff of rotting fish.  Fascinating.  The corm is the size of the pot.  Camera kept steaming up.  Amazing to see this. 

 

 

 

 

Crocosmia yellowing leaves

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 01:46

Loupen, I've had the same almost rusty marks on my leaves the last few years.  I had divided them, they had been lovely.  Now I just get the leaves coming up, fresh green to begin with but by July the rusty or whitish marks are all over them.  I'm at the point of digging up and disposing.

What's your worst nemesis, your most dreaded weed or plant?

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 01:43

Trying to grow gentian sino ornata (sp?),.  Every year, I see plants for sale, and see the ones in the botanical gardens - all look beautiful.  And every year I plant them having read advice in books on growing conditions etc.  They all die or completely disappear.

What do I have?

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 18:53

The middle tree looks like a sycamore.

What do I have?

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 18:53

Middle one looks like a sycamore.

 

hanging baskets

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 12:32

Mine are the same ss2.  My verbena are just opening, my begonias look as if they are low and asleep and my lobelia is only beginning to flower a little at a time.  We've also had no sunshine to speak of for days.  My begonias need another three weeks or so to spark into life.

 

Discussions started by yarrow2

Insects, Bugs, beasties

What is this? 
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Oh Lord...what a stink

Astrantia Major 
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ID would be great

Cress-like plant 
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Infection on rose leaves

Leaf scorch or something else? 
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ID but maybe a difficult one?

Do they look like fuchsia? 
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Dicentra spectabilis

Human fell on it! 
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ID would be great

Tall perennial in clumps 
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Lonicera (Honeysuckle) "Heaven Scent

Are these seeds or will they be red berries? 
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ID Please

Stray seedling - herb? 
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Centranthus ruber

Young spindly plants - too spindly? 
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I.D. Please

Weed? 
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Last Post: 15/07/2015 at 00:40

Impatiens - outdoors

Soil, semi-shade? 
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The Big News in Edinburgh

Amorphophallus titanum 
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Allium 'Purple Sensation'

Should they be purple when they open? 
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Bergenia 'Sissinghurst White'

Can I get seeds from these? 
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