Crocosmia Lucifer. Great plant.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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But can be invasive.Crocosmia Lucifer. Great plant.
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!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.