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Our gardens 2018

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


  1. Charity

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    Is anyone else's garden teeming with spiders. As someone who is phobic about them, it really spoils gardening for me. I don't do half what I should be doing at the moment as everywhere I look, there they are. Its a nightmare.
     
  2. Lurcherlad

    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    No more than usual, I don’t think.

    I love spiders :)

    Why not look at working through the phobia somehow, if it’s spoiling your enjoyment of the garden?

    The Speakmans have some good techniques for curing phobias.
     
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    Sacremist Mum to 2 cats and a dog

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    We were sat in our garden late one evening a few days ago and I usually sit with my legs up on the sofa. We had lit the chiminea and were chatting. I was going to get us some drinks and just before I placed my feet on the floor, hubby said stop, look! There beneath my feet was a hedgehog warming himself in front of the fire.
     
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    That's so cool!!!
     
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  5. Psygon

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    We've built a pond and a stream! Still work in progress but this is a weeks effort.

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    Also been making more flower beds

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  6. Lurcherlad

    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    Wow! Quite a project :)
     
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    We've got a hedgehog visiting our garden every night :Woot:Woot Unfortunately it had an encounter with a very naughty GSP called Colt the other night - lets just say hedgehog 1 Colt 0 was the outcome although he did have a swollen top lip from hedgehog spines for his troubles. He now has to go on his lead for bedtime pees :rolleyes:

    Has anyone else got passion flowers in their garden? if so have you got any flowers? We usually have a lovey display but no flowers so far this year.
     
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    Tidied up a scruffy bed yesterday. Dug up and divided the hardy geranium and moved them to the back of the bed and planted some new perennials for colour.

    Excuse the wire “Anti Jack Device” - he loves a bit of freshly dug soil! ;)

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    A few pics from Rodney’s wild flowers I planted on his grave, things are starting to bloom now

    Love in the mist
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    Borage - we have lots of this dotted about as the bees go mad for it
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    I think this is mallow, the bumble bee was certainly keen on it.
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    The bees are loving one of my shrubs that’s just started to flower. Can you see Mr Bee gathering the pollen:

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  12. Charity

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    Late summer bloomers

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    and these are still going strong from the beginning of the summer

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    I think sedums look as impressive before their flowers colour as after
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  13. Lurcherlad

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    Some beautiful flowering trees and plants here in DomRep...

    The Frangipani trees/bushes are so colourful

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    Flame Tree

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    Today's "bargain"

    Just back from B&Q where they had a large selection of pre-planted containers reduced from £13 and £20 down to £5 each ! All very healthy and thriving (not like their usual half dead reduced selection !) So I bought 4 to bring some much needed colour into my garden which is still suffering the after effects of the heatwave !

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  15. Charity

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    They look really good @Bertie'sMum, a lot of the reduced ones I've seen look passed it.
     
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    Our pond area is looking so much better now :)

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    You and your hubby are working very hard, it all looks great :)
     
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    Same, although we got a bargain on some very healthy reduced hebe's. Just need to figure out where we are going to put them
     
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    We still have quite a bit to do, but we're enjoying it :-D

    This is the messy, less photographed part :-D

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    Spent 3 1/2 hours in the garden this morning - creaking now! :)

    Did some tidying and replanting. Had accumulated a collection on new plants in recent weeks, 3 Heucheras yesterday with a bright green conifer to add Winter colour.

    Started planting more bulbs too.

    Have quite a few cuttings taken early in the year or end of last, big enough to plant out including a couple of Hebe, a Hypericum and a couple of Penstemon. Very satisfying :)

    Some plants looking particularly colourful today in the sunshine:

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    Perennial sunflower

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    Cosmos (from seed), Sedum and Marigolds

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    Nicotiana Sylvesytris still going strong!

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    Rhododendron (confused ;))

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    White Cosmos with Sedum

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    A new Hydrangea Paniculata

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    Tagetes - going berserk- they were tiny plants not long ago.

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    Morning Glory reaching for the sky on top of the shed

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    Lavatera Silver Cup - self seeded in a crack in the terrace, with Sedum and Fuchsia.
     

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