Latest posts by yarrow2

Is this the nymph of this beauty?

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 23:02

Wow!  I had no idea a dragonfly nymph looked like your first pic.  (I need to scrutinise Attenborough programmes I think to catch up on these things).  Brilliant to see these Gillian 53.

Camera Talk

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 22:56

yGreat views again Fairygirl.  I admire your stamina.  I'd be on my knees these days pulling myself up with your 'reeds' and would be fair game for a careless mis-step and broken ankle on the way down!  Fabulous to see these scenes.

Liri - I'm amazed at these stones when you see someone placing them.  I've seen small examples of this art or skill but never seen anyone in the midst of 'doing' them.  I'd love to see that sometime.

My adventuring was only in the garden today being amazed at the humble dandelion.  Our natural world is so resilient but I do wish that globally our governments would ensure we could become better caretakers for the future.

Last edited: 29 May 2016 22:57:41

Infection on rose leaves

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 03:10

Munstead Wood in a tub.  Transplanted it week before last from crowded garden bed in John Innes No. 3,  handfull of granular rose feed gently dug in around base, watered in and mulched with farmyard or horse manure, I forget which.

Took a couple of days to perk up after putting it in the tub.  All fine for another few days then today I have a couple of leaves as in the photo.

Does this look like a leaf scorch or some nasty disease?  Not sure what to do and will be so disappointed if it spreads and rose doesn't recover.  All advice welcome.  Thank you.

Last edited: 29 May 2016 03:12:22

Camera Talk

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 21:51

David K - the night shot above was exposure 30 seconds to get the red light trail of a car going past.  Aperture was F/16 so that the street lights would give me the starry effect.  ISO was 100.  And yes, tripod absolutely necessary.

I have quite shaky hands even for normal shots handheld these days so I'm trying to discipline myself to use a tripod more often.  But, I never remember what I've learned and I get more 'snaps' than shots to be honest.  Early days with a DSLR and I'm finding it tricky.  But it's like gardening, very therapeutic and you can often try everything again and again. 

Clematis - can I prune now to stop growth?

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 15:11

Hah - green-fingered finch - my record with clematis is NOT good!  My latest exploits are pictured on another thread today - I think it was Garden photos 2016 or something - so  you will see I have disasters as well.  It's probably luck that the one I mentioned above didn't go into shock and is looking good now!

I should have consulted Richard on the others I think.  Yes, I'm learning that my clems in pots aren't the best idea - though I know people who seem to have great success with them in pots.  I just need to learn much more - which is why this forum is so valuable.  It's great to learn of others experiences and also to know that we can all mess up sometimes and just have a go again.

My flowers ..

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 15:06

aym 280 absolutely love those California poppies.  So bright and cheery.  They're lovely plants.  I had some last year but sowed them far too late and whilst some flowered the plants flopped down all the time and never stood up.  I probably didn't have enough other foliage around to give them support.  It's lovely to see them in your garden.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 14:58

Been drizzling pretty much nonstop since last night but lovely patterns of raindrops on some plants - and the resin frogs look happy!!

Gardener has given up the ghost for the day though!

Last edited: 27 May 2016 14:59:05

Turtle Doves

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 14:38

I've never seen real Turtle Doves either.  They look absolutely lovely.  I second Dovefromabove - lucky you Singing Gardener.

When will we know the name of the new sweetpea?

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 14:33

Harriet - I'd also love to know which name was chosen.  Did you all enter?  (I didn't - hadn't been on this site for months due to health things but it would be great if someone from here chose the winning name). Exciting stuff!

Last edited: 27 May 2016 14:33:59

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 14:26

What fabulous blooms you all have and fantastic to see the range of plants in all the photos.  Nothing much blooming here yet after the early Spring usuals but a lot of promising foliage.

Otherwise - having a fight with old clematis, a few which have decided to flop on me this year - all my fault from not paying enough attention.  Clem Polish Spirit planted I think 4 years ago in a pot - first year fantastic blooms.  Last year, tons of foliage, no flowers at all.  Couple of weeks ago it took me over an hour after a good few soaks to remove it from the pot and no wonder it wasn't ever coming to anything.  Pot-bound.  Roots were enormous.  Needed the wheelbarrow as I couldn't even lift it.  There was a lesson in neglect and ignorance.  I've chopped it to base and planted it in an enormous hole hoping it will send out shoots sometime later.

Beautiful 'Rebecca' which bloomed in great style for 2 years - was not pot bound.  Looked as normal until a few weeks ago then it completely wilted.  So now it's in the 'hospital' bed also cut to base but showing signs of little shoots coming up now.

'Miss Bateman' bought last year late in the season - decided to pot it to keep it over the winter.  It has come up but it is also starting to wilt.  It was re-potted in fresh compost to get it over winter but the leaves seem to have a rust type infection.  Not sure what it is.  I don't want to put it in the ground until I know what this is.  Any idea anyone?  Should I burn it or persevere?

Miss Bateman pic 1

Miss Bateman leaves pic 2

I have a few other clematis who are doing just fine in the ground and in pots.  I just haven't paid enough attention to what was going on with these ones.

Apologies if I should have put these on a new thread instead of this one.

Last edited: 27 May 2016 14:29:10

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