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Geum Lady Stratheden

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 22:41

Lady Stratheden is supposed to be yellow Nut not red.

Casualties in the heat.......

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 18:27

No real casualties but, I agree, the roses didn't really like it.  Rambler Paul's Noel especially looked a bit jaded but it has picked up today after some rain.  Mind you the Cannas revelled in it.


Posted: 02/07/2015 at 16:04

Hi Folks,  It's throwing it down here, loverly.

Panda, I've got a salvia that colour and it's called Neon. 

Dentist was a bit traumatic.   My teeth have always been rubbish, mainly due to me being scared of the dentist as a child and filling in my dental forms 'no treatment needed' before mom ever saw them.

To cut a long story short I need about £5k for implants otherwise I'm going to look like Sloth out of The Goonies. (Not those sort of implants Verdun!!!!)

To cheer myself up I popped into Ashwoods on the way home had a cup of tea and piece of pear and raspberry pie.  On the way out a couple of sticky plants attached themselves to me.  It was a real shock when I saw them as I got into the car.  Gaillardia 'Tizzy' and Alstroemeria 'Imala' are very pretty though.  Have no idea where I will put them, but no doubt it will involve moving plants.


Unknown plant

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 15:51

It reminds me a bit of an alstromeria but its so pale.

Good screening tree?

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 11:21

First, you need to be careful not to plant a large tree close to your house or your neighbours as you might live to regret it.  Also, from the picture it looks like any tree you plant will throw a lot of shade on your neighbours garden which might cause a bit of friction.  You could well end up with a large tree that your neighbour cuts off on his side which wont look very good at all.  You should also consider whether you want an evergreen to give privacy all year, or whether you are just keen not to be overlooked in the summer when you will probably use the garden more.

Something like a silver birch would not cause too much shade problem but would give you a dappled look to disguise the house at the bottom of your garden.  There are lots of different varieties so check the height.

I have just planted a couple of trees to help with screening that have a narrow growth so do not cause too much of a problem re the lawn.  Take a look at Liquid Amber 'Slender Silhouette and Prunus 'Amanogawa'.

Gillenia trifoliata

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 10:46

Ooh I've got a couple of dry shady spots, grow epimedium there at the moment but might try one of those.


Posted: 02/07/2015 at 10:43

Morning all,

Much cooler today and overcast but it looks like it will brighten later.  Slept on the sofa in the conservatory until around 4 as it was cooler.  Went for a stroll around the garden, the jasmine smelt beautiful and then went up to bed.  Hope the neighbours weren't watching they will think I'm balmy.

Dentist today, not looking forward to it one bit. I've changed Dentist as the one I've had since I was 15 retired.  Twelve years is a long time. Hope the new one is OK.

Hope your cousin is OK Verdun.

Have a good day with WW Dove.



Posted: 01/07/2015 at 21:23

Simply too hot here today, ended up staying in the cool and sorting out paperwork.  Have been out and watered the garden tonight.

Dentist appointment tonight not looking forward to it at all.

No rain, it did threaten but passed over without a drop.


Posted: 01/07/2015 at 12:17

Oddly enough I planted a bare rooted one this year Rodgersia Bronze Peacock.  It's not in a particularly damp spot but it is in the shade and it has done brilliantly.  Lots of growth and has flowered. 

Forgive me Father, for I have sinned!

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 12:13

I too in my salad days purchased Houttynia because it was 'pretty', planted it in a wall garden next to where we sat to eat BBQ.  It smelt vile! never did get rid of it, moved house.  I shudder everytime I see it for sale waiting for some poor unsuspecting gardener to be tempted by its painted leaves.

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