Latest posts by yarrow2

Small fast flying bird

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 01:15

A flycatcher?

Bergenia 'Sissinghurst White'

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 00:30


Hi everyone.  I've cut off most of the spent flowerheads from these bergenia  (front left) but have left a couple of stalks.  Does anyone know if these look like I could get seeds from them as they are and how to go about it?

Small fast flying bird

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 23:24

Not swallows or swifts?  You would know by the wing shape.

Small fast flying bird

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 23:15

Does it do it silently or does it make a lot of noise as well?  Can you hear it before you see it?

Tips on attracting positive insects?

Posted: 11/06/2015 at 00:23

Hi Chris.  How lucky you are to have red clovers.  I haven't seen them for years even in the wild!

My camera is appalling for macro as well.  I'm sure it has some function which does it and I haven't figured it out yet.  It's a Sony Cybershot and it's driving me nuts!

Next step for rose cuttings

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 23:28

Fabulous result from cuttings - they look so healthy.  Very well done!  I must try some but have never had the courage.  Your mum would be chuffed.

Plant ID and bug info

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 23:23

Thanks sanjy67.  I feel like I've been waiting for ever on these buds to actually flower.  I'm sure they can sense my impatience!

poorly aquilegia

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 23:19

Allyblueeyes - I can appreciate your problem.  My aquilegias were glorious last year but this year they have been really poor with a lot of buds which look twisted and tight.  My lovely Nora Barlow's didn't appear at all and my hybrids are all quite small with some not even producing buds.  They're usually all stunning.    I'm up in Scotland.

Plant ID please anyone

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 23:04

 This is growing just over my fence.  Is your mystery plant this?  I don't know what it is but I'm sure someone can tell me.

2m x 7m Path to nowhere

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 12:01

The 'white' idea would look spectacular a la WillDB above.  You could have a bird table above the wall with feeders - with the hedges up above you'd be bound to attract birds and great winter viewing out your windows.  Left side, you could have hanging baskets attached to the wall in-keeping with the 'white' theme - even hang a hosta or two with some white shade trailers.

There's a lot you could do with that space.  You could have many plants which would trail down that wall.

A great challenge!

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