WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

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Re: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

Post by Placido » Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:31 am

:wow: :bow: Now there's a thing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratz on that, Jacksparrow.
Rowan as host is new to me too.

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Post by Placido » Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:24 pm

Hawkweed 2019 002.JPG
This is worth photographing: it's a new hawkweed popped open today - but it's on a very, very short stem, no more than one inch long.
An adaptation to hostile circumstances. How to flower even though a mower keeps on chopping off your head.

Charles Darwin would have been proud of this clever little survivor :clap: :tampoline:

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Re: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

Post by Jacksparrow » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:05 pm

Placido wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:24 pm
Hawkweed 2019 002.JPG

This is worth photographing: it's a new hawkweed popped open today - but it's on a very, very short stem, no more than one inch long.
An adaptation to hostile circumstances. How to flower even though a mower keeps on chopping off your head.

Charles Darwin would have been proud of this clever little survivor :clap: :tampoline:
Hurrah :clap:

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Post by Placido » Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:47 pm

Over <<<<<< in the wild flower garden ( :rolleyes: ) a new inhabitant has infiltrated :eek:. Watched it develop and couldn't identify it until today when the buds began to show that it would be a yellow flower.
It's a Common St John's Wort which is ever so good for depression, anxiety and suchlike afflictions.
Another bird-gift obviously and will be put to good use .........

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Re: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

Post by Jacksparrow » Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:20 pm

Placido wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:47 pm
Over <<<<<< in the wild flower garden ( :rolleyes: ) a new inhabitant has infiltrated :eek:. Watched it develop and couldn't identify it until today when the buds began to show that it would be a yellow flower.
It's a Common St John's Wort which is ever so good for depression, anxiety and suchlike afflictions.
Another bird-gift obviously and will be put to good use .........

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congrats on your SJW. A word of warning. Once established they are difficult to discourage. As long as it is where it is meant to be all should be fine.

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Post by Placido » Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:45 pm

The St. J's wort flowered yesterday. The bright yellow flower is just like a small 'rose of sharon'. Bees and hover flies like it :).

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Post by greenfinch2 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:36 pm

My garden looks nae bad the roses have done well must be all tthe rain .

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Post by Jacksparrow » Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:49 pm

I noticed today that my Elder tree is blossoming again on some branches while there are nearly ripe berries on other parts. Rather strange I thought :detective: :confused:

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Post by Placido » Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:23 am

Elder tree - know what you mean, Jacksparrow. I have a pyrawotsit doing exactly the same thing right now.
I have a bit of a hangup with elder I'm afraid - had terrible trouble once with an infestation of elder which was coming in under the dividing fence. Very difficult to eradicate.
Birds love it though :)

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Post by Jacksparrow » Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:05 pm

The first flowers are out on my Michaelmas Daisy just in time for the first autumnal storm :(

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