Latest posts by yarrow2


Posted: 24/05/2016 at 02:28

Thanks GD2.  I must save some seedheads this autumn and try.  My favourites are 'Leonard's Variety' but they all seem to have disappeared this year and been overrun with my other favourite 'Lemon Drops'.  My tall orangey ones I think were Princes Julianne from planting in 2012 - they are hugely tall, but a stunning colour.  I've planted a couple of Lady Stratheden this year so will try also to get some seedheads from them.  They haven't flowered yet.

Last edited: 24 May 2016 02:30:23

ID would be great

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 14:20

Hurrah!  Thanks so much Dove and punkdoc.  I knew you'd get me back in the zone. x

ID would be great

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 01:57

Have three clumps of these which I planted last year and I can't remember what they are.  It's a well known plant - I'm just suffering name amnesia after months of non-gardening.

They also seem to have been attacked by mealy bugs and allsorts already.

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Posted: 19/05/2016 at 01:51

Someone on here advised me last year about 'Heaven Scent'.  It's wonderful - and as the poster on here advised - after the beautiful summer scent it produces lovely bright berries for autumn and winter.  It seems to be tough as old boots as well as it has survived it's first year in a tough environment and come up absolutely covered in buds and looks healthy as anything.

Pieris forest flame

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 20:34

Sorry about previous wordy post.  I found it uploaded the photo when I reduced it size to less than half of what it was.   But I still can't see anything on the top right of this box.  Just the letter 'E' and nothing else.  It did seem to be the choice for uploading a photo - but I just can't see what is there.  Can anyone tell me what I should see on the top right of this reply box - this is so different from the old layout which I could see perfectly.

Pieris forest flame

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 20:27

Hi Lee.

I have 2 Pieris 'Forest Flame' in different parts of my small garden.  Last year, one which was on one side had its roots crushed by the huge roots of a neighbours tree growing around it under the surface.  Took me two years to realise this was the problem.  We had the big tree removed last summer and I transplanted the Forest Flame further along the garden assuming it would thrive.  It didn't.  Leaves fell off, stems turned hard and it looked all but dead.

Two weeks ago I dug it up again and transplanted it in a tub of ericaceous compost and whilst it still looks barren - it is coming to life and has produced spring red foliage on a branch on the left.  I have it in the stick corner though out of the way. 

I tried to put a photo here but with this new format, I can only see an 'E' appearing in the right top corner of this box where we type in comments.  I can't see the photo icon at all.  It went to 'Browse' to find my photo and I've tried it twice.  But until I hit the 'post reply' pink button at the bottom - I've no idea if the photo will appear in this post - or you may get two photos where I've tried twice.  Then again, no photo at all may appear

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Posted: 12/05/2016 at 00:47

Well done you!

I'd like to try getting seeds from flower heads this year.  Do you have time to explain how you did it as I've never been sure what to do>

Any ideas for an entry.....

Posted: 18/09/2015 at 18:32

What a great fun idea.  Well done you!

Bishop of Llandaff (dahlia)

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 20:16

Plant with real character but I lost mine due to stupidity.  Had some in pots a few years ago when I had just caught the garden bug and was frightened to really give dahlias a go.  The bees were mad for it, the colour was stupendous - and it fitted in amongst things where big puffy dahlias would have looked out of place.  It's a stunner and it threw out new shoots and blooms over a long period.

As I say though, stupidly, I didn't plan for the end of the season and didn't do the right thing to look after the tubers for the next year and I unforgiveably neglected them and they rotted away.

The Arctic

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 20:11

Great experience Punkdoc and fascinating to see your pics.  Whereabouts were you? What is the land in the background?  What was the ground like this time of year where you pitched your tent - was it frozen gravelly or quite easy?  Also - did you have modern water supplies of some kind or were you melting ice and boiling?

With the 24 hour sunlight - I guess you can understand why some people are driven mad in those conditions.  Well - more likely I guess in the early explorer days in the unknown and less experience of the conditions.

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