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Mary B's Journal

Mary B's Journal

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Not missing that bamboo!

20 April 2017 13:03:44

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In February we removed a bamboo which was too big in our small garden. Truth be told, I never liked it much anyway. Finally got round to planting up the freed up space this weekend. With special thanks to kind iers who gifted mist of the plants at Johnstown in January. Delighted now with the result.

Big day ahead!

23 February 2017 13:21:23

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Today I am getting some major help in the garden to remove some terrible old wild ivy and cut back bigger shrubs at the back. I have decided that the bamboo is for the chop too. I know some of you will be appalled at such wanton destruction but I never really liked it and in a small garden you can't afford any passengers!

 

Some more plants for Johnstown

06 January 2017 12:21:33
Princess Alstromeria 'Diana'

Princess Alstromeria 'Diana'

I've been racking my brain to think what other plants I could offer you tomorrow. I have a lovely princess Alstromeria 'Diana' and another which may be 'Fabiana', or at least close to it in colour. If you would like a piece of either, it would be no problem for me to dig up a bit.

Also 2x Japanese anemone (white) 

Johnstown plants

05 January 2017 22:07:03
Viola 'Queen Charlotte'

Viola 'Queen Charlotte'


I didn't think I would get to Johnstown on Saturday and so have little to offer but i do have two nice little Viola 'Queen Charlotte' for anyone who might like them:)

Picture is from the web.

Gertrude Jekyll and friends

20 July 2016 14:45:19

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SurEly Gertrude Jekyll must be one of the most beautiful roses of all, colour, shape and omg the scent! If I had any complaint it is that she is very very tall, up to 6ft in my garden which makes sniffing challenging.

Along with Gertrude today are a happy poppy called 'Pink Fizz' and a lovely flower called Tigridia Pavonia, which I am just mad about.

My favourite hosta

11 June 2016 14:18:31

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I love hostas in general and they do very well on my garden. This is the first one I ever got but unfortunately I didn't keep the name. It continues to be my favourite hosts of all, I just love it!

Also today a pretty little viola called 'Dawn'.

Whites

10 June 2016 09:47:24

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I love white flowers in the garden, they are at once soft and elegant. Here are three that are looking well at the moment.

With thanks to Joann for the white foxglove.

Finally.....the roses!

09 June 2016 15:04:51

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The arrival of the roses is the highlight of summer for me. My first rose this year was the climber 'Bantry Bay' which was soon followed by the lovely 'Iceberg'.

Today I am delighted to see Arthur Bell' and 'Super Trouper' open. 'Alec's Red' is another great favourite, especially for its scent.

Anemone question

31 May 2016 12:12:28
Anemone question

Anemone question

this is my first year with anemones and I'm very taken with them. The blue colour is amazing!

Right now they are fading a little and some petals have fallen away leaving the dark centre. My question is should I deadhead these? Will they flower again? And should I just pull off the head or remove the whole stalk?

Centaurea

26 May 2016 08:04:01

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Good Morning friends!

My centaurea is looking a little unwell. Also a second plant in the back garden. I guess this is some kind of powdery mildew? What do you advise me to do about it?

Darn cats...!!

24 February 2016 10:31:03

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My neighbours have acquired two very cute cats and I do like them very much but the problem is they like to scratch about in my garden, especially in my little veg patch.

As you can see my veg patch is all ready to go now. I weeded it out last weekend and raked over the surface. I intend to sow some lettuce etc shortly and I'm afraid the cats will scratch them out. I need to protect my seeds and young plants so has anyone any good ideas around this?

A friend of mine suggested laying chicken wire or netting over the surface but would it be difficult to lift the in time without destroying the plants??

 

 

Hello again....

17 February 2016 17:15:50

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....,and Happy New Gardening Year to you all!

I've been shaking off the winter for the last week or two, tidying up the garden and getting back in the swing of things. One of the best parts of emerging from hibernation is catching up with all your journals and getting a look st your lovely gardens.

a beautiful day here so I fitted in a trip to Hanley's GC and  was very impressed with what I found there, especially their range of summer bulbs and tubers. Bought more than I intended, but I just couldn't resist!

now all I have to do is to figure out where to put them :D

Plant ID please

28 June 2015 19:42:10

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Anyone know what this is please?

 

Three roses

22 June 2015 19:47:43

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Three lovely roses in my garden right now. The first is one for the Abba fans, Rosa 'Super Trouper'. It has a fantastic shape and colour. The second is Rosa 'Arthur Bell' and the third is Rosa 'Sweet Memories'.

Great day at Terra Nova

08 June 2015 21:28:35

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