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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 10:51 pm    Post subject: Some recent photos of my garden Reply with quote

Here are a few new pictures from my garden. The overall view, with duller light, was taken sometime last week. The others we're take at about 6.30pm today.


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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A lovely feeling of the eye being led into the distance....your stipa is well placed to enhance that sense of mystery. Isn't it a lovely time of year when everything is beginning to show off.
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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice well done
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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me think you doth lie about the 2" of topsoil!!!!
Well done though - immaculate.

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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 11:27 pm    Post subject: Tree peony Reply with quote

Thankyou, folks for the kind comments.
I forgot to include this tree peony. It's one of my favourite plants, finished flowering now, though.



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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 5:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's rather good. I like the way the lawn goes around the corner.
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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2014 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With or Without your approval I'll be looking to visit that Garden of Eden when I'm next up in your area...I love the dense look it has and the Healthy look of all it's Inhabitants...they look quite content...nice one... Razz
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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2014 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There you go now, you two can compare notes after all, bring a clipboard!
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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2014 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great, i'm envious
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your kind comments.
I'd be very happy to show anyone my garden. Mind you, you'd also have to see the messy bits that aren't in the photos!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful garden!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What great pictures.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:20 am    Post subject: Absent Weedkillers - more biodiversity Reply with quote

I am sure one of the main reasons these have come to live in my garden is that I rarely use weed killers and then very sparely as a spot treatment for troublesome weeds. I love these orchids and am happy to give them a home - they grow profusely on banks and ditches near where I grew up in Fermanagh. Now they grow in several locations in my garden.
The only place I know of, locally, where they grow is on a roadside verge about half a Km away. That is a very vulnerable location and could be destroyed in minutes by road works. So I'm happy to give them a home and hope that by doing so, I'll extend and protect the local natural seed bank.



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As far as I know, the orchids will only germinate where there is a specific mycorrhyzal fungus present in the soil. Please correct me if I'm wrong. Either way, let them go to seed, and spread them close to the original plant, then cross your fingers!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are right about the fungus. I forget the exact mechanism, because I was told about it many years ago, but it has something to do with the tiny scale of the seed/spores and their inability to provide much sustenance to the potential new plant.
They have spread from one side of the house to the other without any conscious input from me, so far. I'll leave these alone, to do their own thing.
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