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Gardening blogs from May 2019

Late Spring in the Garden...

Its been a busy week in the garden and was time to sort the g'houses, as you can...

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lincslass

26 May, 2019
Lincslass

Bug Hunt Survey - volunteers wanted!

Bug hunt: Volunteers needed to spot insect's 'spittle'-BBC News https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-48383730 I...

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shirley_tulip

26 May, 2019
Shirley_tulip

Iris in flower today.

I love the genus Iris and have many species in the garden. The earliest to flower...

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seaburngirl

26 May, 2019
Seaburngirl

Daylilies & a couple of others

I am continuing to be thrilled by the Senecio cineraria I have in pots: If you...

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wylieintheazores

26 May, 2019
Wylieinthea..

Bargain shrubs.

Hi everyone, I thought I would treat myself today, so as I haven't bought any plants...

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derekm

25 May, 2019
Derekm

Lovely day in the garden

I haven't been on for a few days, and it will be a while before I catch up as we...

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sheilabub

25 May, 2019
Sheilabub

Afternoon tea anyone?

Last August, the month of mine and OH's birthdays, we were given a birthday gift...

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shirley_tulip

24 May, 2019
Shirley_tulip

Gold award for Chris.

Expect you are all indulging in Chelsea this week inbetween a little gardening....and...

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meadowland

23 May, 2019
Meadowland

Some garden views without the fir trees.

Now that the fir trees have gone (see previous blog) the garden seems lighter and...

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hywel

22 May, 2019
Hywel

Spring visit to Highdown Gardens

Highdown gardens are chalk gardens on Downlands countryside. We visit regularly...

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shirley_tulip

22 May, 2019
Shirley_tulip

New and old.

We bought another Crab Apple due to the success of our one from last year, this one...

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sunnydais

22 May, 2019
Sunnydais

My Alottment cottage garden.

Here is my allotment garden, i started this fifteen years ago, and virtually everything...

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julien

21 May, 2019
Julien

Today's Task - A New Focal Point

After some prolonged 'negotiations' regarding whether or not I could remove a bit...

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cottagekaren

21 May, 2019
Cottagekaren

This year so far

Garden centre visits Planting them in the baskets and trays So walk around the...

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shahida

20 May, 2019
Shahida

May 2019

I have been spending some very enjoyable hours in the garden over the last couple...

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melchisedec

20 May, 2019
Melchisedec

Echium Pininana

This plant has fascinated me ever since it was given to me on a visit to an ' Open...

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amy2

20 May, 2019
Amy2

Daphnes

I bought one Daphne from Macplants, one I was given as a gift from Bjs and three...

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scotsgran

19 May, 2019
Scotsgran

Even more Daylilies

If you are going to have spectacular new daylilies, you need to start with spectacular...

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wylieintheazores

19 May, 2019
Wylieinthea..

Growing fruit and veg

The last time I wrote a blog post I told you all that my toddler was old enough to...

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mizzle

18 May, 2019
Mizzle

Like mother like son.

My youngest son has finally got the plant bug. Over the winter he has started to...

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linda235

18 May, 2019
Linda235

Late lunch stop in Lincolnshire

Travelling back to east Yorkshire a couple of days ago, from Lincolnshire. I stopped...

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kate123

18 May, 2019
Kate123

ST Johns Wort

I have a St Johns Wort that is now some eight feet tall and with a canopy roughly...

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namtar

17 May, 2019
Namtar

Two fir trees.

Several years ago I planted two small Cupressus macrocarpa Godlcrest trees in my...

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hywel

17 May, 2019
Hywel

Update - 5 years on!

Well one thing hasn’t changed since my last post: being inconsistent! I just looked...

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fuzexi

16 May, 2019
Fuzexi

White seems to be in vogue at the moment..:o)

In my long border at least.. I was amazed to see one of my Photinia'Red Robin's in...

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bloomer

16 May, 2019
Bloomer

Good News From Bad

Some of you may remember last September I asked advice as to what was wrong with...

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sunnydais

16 May, 2019
Sunnydais

May 9th 2018 and it's almost summer...started last year!!!

It's been a shocking year and I haven't been able to participate in very much at...

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homebird

15 May, 2019
Homebird

More Daylilies

I didn't think there would be a lot of action in the daylily fields today, it was...

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wylieintheazores

15 May, 2019
Wylieinthea..

Tomato seeds - sprouting!

Tomato seeds-sprouting! Anybody seen this before? A few days ago I was cutting up...

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balcony

14 May, 2019
Balcony

This morning's Garden centre visit.

Sun is shinning,gentle breeze,where else would I like to be! For several weeks now...

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meadowland

14 May, 2019
Meadowland

Back garden

I am pretty hopeless at this but I’ve taken a few photos.

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gerardine

13 May, 2019
Gerardine

Maple tree

This is the tree I asked about the other week.looks poorly doesn’t it.?

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gerardine

13 May, 2019
Gerardine

Daylilies

It would seem my garden is entering its peak season for daylilies. There are hundreds...

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wylieintheazores

12 May, 2019
Wylieinthea..

The Garden at Night.

Popped out just after 10pm last night to capture the garden lit up. Some of the lights...

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kate123

12 May, 2019
Kate123

Popping out between the Spring showers.

Between working and the weather, it's been a bit difficult to get out in the garden...

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kate123

10 May, 2019
Kate123

A few taken today in between showers

So pleased we’ve had proper rain for hours today. Amy, remember this :). Actinidia...

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dawnsaunt

8 May, 2019
Dawnsaunt

My new Visitor

My new visitor to the garden is a lovely pure white pigeon. At first I thought it...

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marjories

7 May, 2019
Marjories

Scarifying the lawn.

I don't know about you ,but scarifying the lawns is one of my most hated jobs. I...

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linda235

7 May, 2019
Linda235

****Accidental Pairings****

It is always a great moment when two plants or even several make for an interesting...

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Dottydaisy2

7 May, 2019
Dottydaisy2

Bank Holiday Monday May 2019

Went to the Annual Plant Fair at Leckford Estate, Longstock today, an event which...

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siris

6 May, 2019
Siris

A walk aound the garden before the rain arrives.

The garden is looking much fuller now ,rose buds just ready to open with clean,shiny...

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meadowland

6 May, 2019
Meadowland

The answer is ...

Back in early November last year I asked for I.D. on a plant growing in a dry, shady...

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shirley_tulip

6 May, 2019
Shirley_tulip

The last 2 weeks in my garden

What with the warmth, rain and the cold the garden plants don't know if they are...

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seaburngirl

6 May, 2019
Seaburngirl

Sweet Peas

I have been in the garden this morning to see what is happening and I was very surprised...

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marjories

6 May, 2019
Marjories

Country Rustic or Country clutter?

Anyone who has been kind enough to read my other blogs will have seen various views...

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honeysucklegold

5 May, 2019
Honeysuckle..

What's your point of view?

I recently posted a photo of a flower in the main border in my back garden, geum...

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AndrewR

5 May, 2019
Andrewr

Home from the seas !

Hi all I have been lucky enough to have had a 11 night cruise around the British...

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kidsgran

5 May, 2019
Kidsgran

Ferns

I've always liked ferns but haven't really bought many until recently, here are a...

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dawnsaunt

4 May, 2019
Dawnsaunt

Catching up with April

Cyclamen-either repandum or rhodium Iris suaveolens Iris suaveolens Daphn x susannae...

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pcw

3 May, 2019
Pcw

Spice Grower

Every last Sunday of the month the Japanese colony makes a product fair. Among the...

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Aleyna

2 May, 2019
Aleyna