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29 September 2013 20:26:49

Anybody got any details of gardens near Malaga to visit, please.


andyf7 andyf7 29 September 2013 21:06:02

'La Concepcion'  botanical gardens, just north of the city centre, google for more info.

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 29 September 2013 22:50:59

Alhambra in Granada well worth a visit, a little over an hours drive. Lots of lovely parks in Malaga which is a lovely city.

TerriShoos TerriShoos 30 September 2013 08:47:19

Try and get to Ronda, there are some lovely gardens in the old part of the town. The Palacio Mondragon has marvellous courtyards. 

sumjak50 sumjak50 30 September 2013 17:34:13

Thanks everybody, now lets hope I dont take holidays literally and do NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!

Tatton Park visit

31 July 2013 21:31:28

New babies from from my Visit to Tatton Park.                     

Does anybody know what this bug is, found it the other day, with a bigger one Black and dark grey stripes, again with 4 eyes type markings on back. 

Jacinta D Jacinta D 31 July 2013 21:52:36

Oh, that's a weird looking one. 

fran m fran m 31 July 2013 21:59:12

I like the look of 'Polly'

I would say it's Caterpillar of some type.

andyf7 andyf7 31 July 2013 22:16:06

looks like the elephant hawk moth.

Moya Moya 31 July 2013 22:30:23

The Alocasia is very interesting and unusual.

Conrad Conrad 01 August 2013 12:52:14

Yup I'd agree with Andy, the one in your picture looks like an Elephant Hawk Moth caterpillar. They feed on Rosebay willowherb and Fuchsias, the adult is amazing and looks like a small hummingbird when it's drinking nectar from flowers.

sumjak50 sumjak50 01 August 2013 18:06:19

Thanks to everybody, google is going to be busy looking up hawkmoth.T

Rachel Rachel 06 August 2013 23:13:42

Terry, just seeing this now. Great Alocasia but hats off on the Disa. Wowser! I wouldn't have left that behind either.

I also think that is the elephant hawk moth. We had the flighty form in our garden one year, which made me google it and see pictures of the form you have found. The eye type markings are to make him appear bigger and scare away his predators. They are quite rare and I didn't it to do any harm. Although I suppose the caterpillar form could have a quick munch on something!

Passin Flower.

03 July 2013 21:12:02

Despite my best efforts!!!!!!!!!!!, the passiflora has flowered again this year.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 03 July 2013 21:13:59

Very nice. Which one is this, Terry?

sumjak50 sumjak50 03 July 2013 21:16:05

Wheres the spell check. Heading should read PASSION.

Ah Jacinta Im usless with names, and labels get lost, sorry


Jacinta D Jacinta D 03 July 2013 21:32:16

) No worries. It's lovely. 

Mary B Mary B 03 July 2013 21:40:14

Wow! That's fabulous!

Clara Clara 03 July 2013 21:41:43

Beautiful one.


Moya Moya 03 July 2013 23:18:43

It is beautiful and I love these plants but have had absolutely no luck with them here at all.

Well done!

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 03 July 2013 23:51:37

Its a real beauty!

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 04 July 2013 11:16:30

Beautiful flower. The white iris that you are growing maybe 'Snowflake'. 


01 July 2013 23:32:26

can anyone identify which campanula these two are.? Please  They look as if somebody has cut the flowers with scissors, (I didnt touch them ...honestly)


Alan S Alan S 01 July 2013 23:35:55

havent a clue

but they are unusual

Keego Keego 01 July 2013 23:38:31

Terry the pink one i think it is called Octopus - i got a small bit of this from one of the Ier's at Johnstown and it looks very like this

Moya Moya 02 July 2013 00:03:10

I got some octupus too but haven't seen it flowering yet - looking forward to it. 

The white one looks like a white octopus.

Clara Clara 02 July 2013 00:05:57

Hope you get a name as it is so different ( both ).

Jacinta D Jacinta D 02 July 2013 08:05:39

Keego is correct with the Pink Octopus.

And the white one defo looks like White Octopus.

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 02 July 2013 12:06:12

The white one is called 'Beautiful Trust' which is very like 'Pink Octopus' in form. 

Rachel Rachel 02 July 2013 12:11:15

Very nice. I wonder what my my Pink Octupus is up to now?

Scrubber Scrubber 02 July 2013 14:07:08

Yes im another that once had a pink and a white octopus or should that be octopi! Really sorry to have missed your days this year and its not only  because of missing the cakes your sister makes!

sumjak50 sumjak50 02 July 2013 21:34:13

Thanks everybody, youve saved me hours of looking up books. Thats 2 more labels I need.  Dont worry Scrubber,when youre ready to visit there will be plenty of cakes for you to choose from, hope you are keeping well

Moya Moya 02 July 2013 22:19:27

Peter, a learned friend tells me that the plural of octopus is octopodes! Don't know if he's right or not.

post garden open day blues.

28 June 2013 22:59:28

Have just about recovered from garden open day last Sunday. Thank you to all G.iers for attending, It was lovely to meet you. Just for once the weather was reasonable.

Monday I had to visit Dublin Airport twice, so I reckon I was suffering from jet lag by proxy.

Ive been trying to find out name of black and white bearded iris, am waiting for reply from Cayeux Iris in France, where I got them from.

Sorry Rachel cant tell you which one that Cornus is, I got it before I was interested in names.

Elizabeth7 Elizabeth7 28 June 2013 23:07:13

Rachel that cornus is Satomi.

JoanG JoanG 28 June 2013 23:08:24

Getting a large garden ready for an open day must be tremendous hard work and I'm sorry I couldn't be there.  It looked so beautiful from the photos of G.iers who did go.  You have every reason to be proud and just relax now and bathe in the afterglow.  That is a stunning iris!

fran m fran m 28 June 2013 23:14:36

Sorry to have missed the day, photos looked great.

Rachel Rachel 28 June 2013 23:58:03

Your garden did you proud, Terry. It was a sight to behold.

Elizabeth, Satomi? Thank you. I have serious Cornus kousa envy between Periwinkle's 'China Girl' and Terry's 'Satomi'. I only have plain old Cornus kousa. It flowered for the first time this year but they are very small and sparse!

PeterW PeterW 28 June 2013 23:58:52

Fantastic flowers and photos i love all the poppies

Jacinta D Jacinta D 29 June 2013 05:54:14

Poppies are almost edible looking.

Keego Keego 29 June 2013 09:09:43

The pictures of your garden were wonderful Terry so many different areas of interest

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 29 June 2013 09:55:19

Terry, ejoyed the day in your lovely garden and hope to visit again.

Rachel, a huge collection of cornus in Mount Congreve last week so if it opens anytime soon try and visit.

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 29 June 2013 11:36:55

I was amazed at your energy in getting such a large garden ready not just for one open day (in April) but then to do it all again in June!!!!! I hope you are actually sitting down in the garden once in a while to enjoy the fruits of your labour!

Conrad Conrad 01 July 2013 13:17:22

That stand of poppies looks fantastic!

I'm glad the open day went well.

sumjak50 sumjak50 01 July 2013 23:17:37

Thanks to everybody for kind comments.  Elizabeth Ive got a label written out for that Cornus. Conrad, you get that look(poppies) when you dont clean up properly, and leave seeds on the ground, in a tunnel, where its nice and sheltered and warm over winter.


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