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Re: Gardening

Post by Stanley » 07 Nov 2018, 06:20

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Re: Gardening

Post by Big Kev » 28 Nov 2018, 15:59

Trimmed back all the plants in the front yard, I have no iea what I'm doing but it looks a lot tidier. They have grown back for the last 7 years so I must be doing something right.
On a different note, my Dragon Tree doesn't look very well. It's 32 years old and the leaves are going brown and dropping off, I'm guessing it's old age and will replace it with a new one...
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Re: Gardening

Post by Stanley » 29 Nov 2018, 03:28

Is it in a pot? Try giving it a shock by re-potting it and loosening the root ball up.
My front garden just sits there looking desolate! Must cut the Lilac back where it pokes through the fence line when we have a dry day.
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Re: Gardening

Post by Tizer » 21 Dec 2018, 09:41

Not quite `gardening' but it's good to see that new plants are still being found that might be saved from extinction and could possibly provide new medicines...or even garden plants!
`The secret life of plants: Ten new species found this year' LINK

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Re: Gardening

Post by Stanley » 22 Dec 2018, 04:41

I heard that report about Kew Gardens Tiz and once again marvelled at the fact that dedicated people all over the world are ferreting out new information about very old things. It makes the seed bank in Svalbard even more essential!
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Re: Gardening

Post by plaques » 22 Feb 2019, 18:34

Good display of Snow Drops. We must have just the right type of soil where they do very well.

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Post by Tripps » 22 Feb 2019, 19:25

Oddly I took a picture of some snowdrops yesterday. A bit wilder than yours, but doing well.
I doubt it's the same growing conditions - just a good year for snowdrops. :smile:

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Post by Stanley » 23 Feb 2019, 03:41

One of the things I noted when I was tramming all over the country driving tramp was that with the exception of the higher ground at Deerplay and Bacup, Barlick had a later spring than anywhere else I ever went. The North of Scotland had daffs in bloom long before us. Even so, this year we have Crocus and those very small Daffodils in flower on the Green. The bigger Daffodils are budding and won't be long now.
No sign of movement in the front garden and it is about this time of year when I annoy everyone by gathering the mint stems up together and burning them.
I remember once going to the Mull of Galloway and being stopped by snow drifts on Shap. I had to go back to Kendal and out to the west onto the the coast through the Lake District to avoid the snow. On the Mull I stopped for a pee and there were bees buzzing in the briars at the side of the road. They never had any winter there!
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Re: Gardening

Post by Stanley » 25 Feb 2019, 07:55

I don't think I got the bag but no matter....

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The front garden this morning..... I think it might be time for a fire! Notice that Jack followed his normal pattern and came out with me. Nice!
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Post by Stanley » 28 Feb 2019, 06:43

I had my small fire the other day and burned most of the mint stalks. The rest can stay there and gradually incorporate in the soil. I shall make a decision in March about the final pruning of the Ladslove.
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Post by plaques » 28 Feb 2019, 20:01

A bit of very early colour.

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Re: Gardening

Post by Marilyn » 01 Mar 2019, 00:06

Lovely, Plaques.

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Post by Stanley » 01 Mar 2019, 02:52

That's nice P, they look healthy as well as colourful!
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Re: Gardening

Post by Tizer » 01 Mar 2019, 11:38

Crocus seem to have done well in all this warm weather we've been having.

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Re: Gardening

Post by Stanley » 02 Mar 2019, 04:10

Even up here on the Green in the far North!
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