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Discussion in 'Gardening Advice' started by Lurcherlad, Apr 16, 2018.


  1. Charity

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    I water my garden every night but I read the other day you shouldn't do that other than pots, hanging baskets or new plants. Once a week is quite sufficient for established shrubs and plants so your garden should be OK. I would find it really hard not to water for 6-7 days in this heat, I'd feel I was starving them.
     
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    Yes, the pots and new plants are the concern and although I would water them every night, I know DS won’t be that diligent ;)

    My tomatoes went to a friend to look after :)

    Que cera!

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    Just home and straight out with the hose ..... 3 or 4 casualties (possibly terminal) but not too bad really given the extreme conditions.

    They are only plants after all so in the great scheme of things, ho hum ;)
     
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    Glorious colour

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    Spot the bees
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    My baby hydrangea, planted at the end of last year
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    and its big sister
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    Thank you. Its called Lady of Shalott :)
     
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    The curse is come upon her???????????
     
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    It is fortunate your rose does not read poetry but what an odd name.
     
  9. Charity

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    It was named to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Tennyson's birth :)
     
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    Just Googled it notice it’s a David Austin rose think I’ll add it to my wish list
     
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    My husband has spend the weekend building this:
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    It's just the start of a bigger project to fully landscape the back garden...

    Also, butterflies and bees
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    That looks good, he's been working hard. Look forward to progress :)
     
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    All the lovely plants I got especially to attract bees and butterflies and so far haven't seen any on them - they seem to prefer the trailing lobelia which is always covered with bees. My front garden has lots of lavender which is always busy with bees though. This afternoon watering my pots I let out quite a scream (neighbours must think I am a wimp after my previous bee sting yelling) as something came out of the pot at quite a speed and hit my leg as it went past - naughty frog :D
     
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    I had to go to Beverly to get a letter from my bank [on bank letterhead] for my new PT job - direct-deposit stuff.

    So I took advantage of the R/R trip & the time, to get photos of a GORGEOUS unusual summer day - low-lying cloud hung as mist about 2nd to 3rd story high, & there was bright sun, but the scent of salt-water was there, & now and again, a rag of mist would brush my face when the breeze brought the droplets down, hair-fine.

    These are photos from Beverly gardens, or from the estuary south of the town, as seen from the railcar. :)


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    Belmont / Watertown gardens on a sunny day -,


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    Beverly, MA on that remarkable day of low bright mist -

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    Just a little update. It’s all ready to be picked now but it looks too pretty to pick!
     
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    Second year for this Gladioli grown from a bulb.

    Love it!

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    The bees are loving the Morning Glory - the flowers look like velvet.

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    Bees love the Echinops too - grown from free seed :)

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