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Heltor Chasca

Out-Riding the Black Dog
Garlic mimicking grebes.
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Scapes. Cook and eat them. Yum.
 

Hicky

Veteran
A few images of the garden from our new house. Heavily scarified the lawn as it was full of thatch hence the new toy for my feet.
Son number two helping build the fencing. He’s very interested in learning practical skills. Also the first of our raspberry haul...mmm
 

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Jenkins

Guru
Location
Felixstowe
Another plant to be identified please. They're around 3' tall, and have a vibrant red flower. I got a load of them cheap from an online catalogue years ago and can't remember what they are - one of my neighbours was asking as this is the first time in a few years that they've not been flattened by strong winds or heavy rain
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Tail End Charlie

Well, write it down boy ......
Location
Altrincham
Another plant to be identified please. They're around 3' tall, and have a vibrant red flower. I got a load of them cheap from an online catalogue years ago and can't remember what they are - one of my neighbours was asking as this is the first time in a few years that they've not been flattened by strong winds or heavy rain
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Crocosmia Lucifer. Great plant.
 

Tail End Charlie

Well, write it down boy ......
Location
Altrincham
Sheer fluke, I just happened to log on when you'd posted. Normally a thread is several pages long before I see it!
 
This is what happens when you plant courgettes and other squashes too close for daily inspection. Being away from home for a few days does not help. I normally eat the courgette when they are sausage size. I stuffed a couple of the less scary ones but the flesh is a bit marrow like for my taste. These are in the composter now.
 

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PeteXXX

Cake or ice cream? The choice is endless ...
Location
Hamtun
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ID please..
I saw this in Abington Park today and want to get some for my garden.. (not dig some of these up!)
 

Stephenite

Membå
Location
OslO
At the 'summer cottage' and the big replanting/planting project has had it's chances of success reduced greatly by dritt weather! Woke up to heavy sleet this morning with snow lying about 200ft above us, and frost forecast for the next couple of nights.

I'm digging up birch and Scots pine (1m to 2m tall) at one side of the garden and planting them in a row to form a 'hedge' about 30m long. If they take that'll be great if they don't I haven't lost much - they have to come out anyway as they're taking over. I'm cutting them out roughly with a spade leaving a root ball of about a foot diameter. In the space left I'll be planting an apple tree! My sons choice. A little further away at the end of an overgrown row of berry bushes my little girl and I will be putting in a blackcurrant bush.

Much of the garden has been taken over by Lupin. I give it a good bashing two or three times a year but it's not a battle I'm winning.
 

Poacher

Gravitationally challenged member
Location
Nottingham
Crocosmia Lucifer. Great plant.
But can be invasive.
At the 'summer cottage' and the big replanting/planting project has had it's chances of success reduced greatly by dritt weather! Woke up to heavy sleet this morning with snow lying about 200ft above us, and frost forecast for the next couple of nights.

I'm digging up birch and Scots pine (1m to 2m tall) at one side of the garden and planting them in a row to form a 'hedge' about 30m long. If they take that'll be great if they don't I haven't lost much - they have to come out anyway as they're taking over. I'm cutting them out roughly with a spade leaving a root ball of about a foot diameter. In the space left I'll be planting an apple tree! My sons choice. A little further away at the end of an overgrown row of berry bushes my little girl and I will be putting in a blackcurrant bush.

Much of the garden has been taken over by Lupin. I give it a good bashing two or three times a year but it's not a battle I'm winning.
Brrrr! Will the apple tree be self-fertile? If not, you'll need another which flowers at roughly the same time, in order to cross-pollinate. The lupins aren't all bad news, as they're quite effective in fixing nitrogen thus fertilising the soil. Just need to let them do their work, then mow them mercilessly!
 
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