WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

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Re: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

Post by Placido » Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:37 pm

First hawkweed is flowering :clap:. Not in the tub, in the lawn :rolleyes:. Grateful for what I can get really :shrug:.
And: a snapdragon :wow:. A weedy little thing, growing in a discarded plantpot which is only half full of soil. Prezz from the birds, I think :scratch:. Aaaanyway, it will be reddish when the buds (4) pop, so that's nice :chuckle:

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Re: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

Post by Jacksparrow » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:08 pm

I noticed my Hawkweed is showing it's head today. A nice drop of rain might tempt it to burst into flower :nod:

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Re: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

Post by Placido » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:27 pm

The Men came toady and, in the rain, chopped off the head of my hawkweed :weep:.

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Re: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

Post by Jacksparrow » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:47 pm

Placido wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:27 pm
The Men came toady and, in the rain, chopped off the head of my hawkweed :weep:.
Ah well....nil desperandum, there's always next year :nod:

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Re: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

Post by Placido » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:30 am

No, there's always next fortnight :( but thank you for your sympathy :nod:.

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Re: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

Post by Willpar » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:16 pm

Garden up the next street full of them, mainly yellow, only a few orange ones.

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Re: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

Post by Placido » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:06 pm

Hmmmmmm, I think the yellow lacks the impact of the lovely orange colour, but each to their taste.
Just read that it's a problem in the USA.

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Re: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

Post by Jacksparrow » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:55 pm

Placido wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:06 pm
Hmmmmmm, I think the yellow lacks the impact of the lovely orange colour, but each to their taste.
Just read that it's a problem in the USA.
We had an American member very briefly once upon a time. They could have told us how much of a problem. The self seeding ability of the Hawkweed is quite impressive but so far they have not been a problem to the chateau gardener. :shake:

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Re: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

Post by Placido » Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:58 am

Nor a prob up The Wee Glen. Maybe it's the climate :shrug:

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Re: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

Post by Jacksparrow » Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:11 pm

While I was being ably assisted by Mrs JS in the garden this afternoon I heard her say "Mistletoe". "Eh?" I thought it being six months before Chrimbo. Come and look at this she beckoned directing my gaze into the upper boughs of our Rowan . Sure enough there it was a baby Mistletoe :wow:
I had no idea that Rowans were a likely host for the parasite. :shake:

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