In the Garden

Ditto

Well-Known Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
Our Eucalyptus is leaning and every time there's a high wind we expect it to come through the roof! The housing association sent the tree surgeon round as we were always worried about it and he lopped off a couple of branches from the bottom that we wanted to keep for privacy the numpty. I'd rather he'd have taken off the top.

I presume this bee is having a rest?
bee.jpg
bee1.jpg
 

Ditto

Well-Known Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
Lovely. Those English Cornflowers were my Dad's favourites. I must get some more, don't have any at the mo. Didn't get that much done in the garden today, hit the wall after getting groceries to my son this morning, £20 round trip in a taxi, worry and stress, I've done a bit though so shan't feel guilty. I'm thinking if I can just get out there once a day it's got to look better eventually surely? It's a wreck. I wish they'd put holes in pots before selling them, such a hassle putting holes in. Wilkos have started putting holes in I think. I will buy from there in future, but they're cheaper at B&M. Cheapskate that's me. :)
 

ColinUK

Well-Known Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
Lovely. Those English Cornflowers were my Dad's favourites. I must get some more, don't have any at the mo. Didn't get that much done in the garden today, hit the wall after getting groceries to my son this morning, £20 round trip in a taxi, worry and stress, I've done a bit though so shan't feel guilty. I'm thinking if I can just get out there once a day it's got to look better eventually surely? It's a wreck. I wish they'd put holes in pots before selling them, such a hassle putting holes in. Wilkos have started putting holes in I think. I will buy from there in future, but they're cheaper at B&M. Cheapskate that's me. :)
My nursery of choice has started to stock terracotta pots without drainage holes and horrid plastic ones that also don’t have drainage holes. The only ones with holes seem to be the fibrecast ones.
 

Ditto

Well-Known Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
I'll be ruining Mum's cooker again, heating up a bit of metal to prong the pots with! Agh. It's either that or the drill. :(
 

grovesy

Well-Known Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
Lovely. Those English Cornflowers were my Dad's favourites. I must get some more, don't have any at the mo. Didn't get that much done in the garden today, hit the wall after getting groceries to my son this morning, £20 round trip in a taxi, worry and stress, I've done a bit though so shan't feel guilty. I'm thinking if I can just get out there once a day it's got to look better eventually surely? It's a wreck. I wish they'd put holes in pots before selling them, such a hassle putting holes in. Wilkos have started putting holes in I think. I will buy from there in future, but they're cheaper at B&M. Cheapskate that's me. :)
I started out with one clump now have several as they are easy to propagate from. I also have a couple of different coloured varities but they are not as robust and only seem to flower once, where these blue ones flower later in the year and respond to being cut back.
 

Robin

Well-Known Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
I started out with one clump now have several as they are easy to propagate from. I also have a couple of different coloured varities but they are not as robust and only seem to flower once, where these blue ones flower later in the year and respond to being cut back.
Mine are all out at the moment. I didn’t used to have any, now I have loads. I was going to say I don’t know where they came from, but as they are underneath where next door's cherry tree overhangs, I suspect birds dropped the seeds all wrapped up in a neat little parcel of fertiliser.
 

Ditto

Well-Known Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
Those birds are just so thoughtful! :D I think that's how we got our Eucalyptus.
 

Jodee

Well-Known Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2

Jodee

Well-Known Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
I luvs Iris. :)

Does anybody know what this is please?
View attachment 14066
Its a flowering succulent ha ha or could be one of the euphorbias, I have something similar. definitely they don't want to be over watered, preferring a dry hot arid climate.
 

Jodee

Well-Known Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
Our Eucalyptus is leaning and every time there's a high wind we expect it to come through the roof! The housing association sent the tree surgeon round as we were always worried about it and he lopped off a couple of branches from the bottom that we wanted to keep for privacy the numpty. I'd rather he'd have taken off the top.

I presume this bee is having a rest?
View attachment 14136
View attachment 14137
Wonderful
 

Ditto

Well-Known Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
I like seeing people's gardens and plants. I'm still struggling trying to tidy Mum's garden at the bungalow, it's definitely an ongoing task. The crimson peony is out in the back now the pink is over in the front. They remind me of my daughter because there were all these peonies in the ward when I had her. It was this time of year. :)Peony bed5bg crimson.jpg
 

grovesy

Well-Known Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
I don't seem to be able to grow peonies, I bought one a few year ago and it never amounted to much.
 

Northerner

Admin (Retired)
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
Haven't been out at the front of my house for a while, although I can see it from my window as I sit at the computer
I keep thinking that I ought to get out there and do some gardening, but I noticed this morning when putting out the recycling that, actually, it looks gorgeous! Wild, yes, but full of lovely self-seeded, colourful flowers
So, I've decided to leave it as it is, I'm sure the bees will thank me, and although it looks very unkempt, it is bright, cheery and colourful! :)
DSCF0920-02small.png

DSCF0923.png

I also have peonies! :)

DSCF0925.png
 
Top