Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Bag End through the year: Side Garden


March 2014: Lots of new growth, much of it earlier than usual thanks to the very mild winter. Also due to the mild winter (but not at all welcome) are aphids, suspect it will be a horrid year for pests and diseases which were not killed off by cold as they should have been. Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Robbiae' clearly loves this area and it won't be long before I'm digging up bits of it. A welcome and unexpected success is Tellima grandiflora var. purpurea which seems to be growing at an exponential rate.














14 comments:

  1. It's lovely to see the daffs pushing up, even if my fingers were almost freezing off when I was outside just now.

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    1. Turning cold here too. Hope you are spared the worst of the next storm.

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  2. Looking fantastic. I must get a Garrya Eliptica ,,, been saying that for years!!!

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    1. Jill, as the Garrya only went in last year I am very impressed with how many tassels there are.

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  3. You are my inspiration Jayne and your photos make me want to get out in my garden and sort it out. We have an enormous Juniper Horizontalis and a Golden Yew that were the only things that survived on a dry south facing bank and weren't eaten by the rabbits. Now, 30 years later, they are getting too big and need attention but it's a daunting task. Could probably prune the yew fairly hard but not the Juniper. Lovely and sunny again today but a chilly wind. I'm full of cold still, hope you are feeling a bit better. x

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    1. Aww, blush, thank you :}

      Just let David in there with a chainsaw and get the juniper out - then you will have a whole new area with more light to play with

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  4. I feel a trip to the garden centre coming on ,,,

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  5. Lovely photos. I've been doing some blog catchup over the last few nights on my laptop, now that we have internet again and have just worked out how to comment on this old system. Looking forward to seeing your garden through the seasons. Take care.

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    1. Welcome back Susan, glad you are moved and can now start to settle down.

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  6. I never knew garrya was susceptible to blackspot as ours has never suffered it despite it claiming the roses.

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  7. Your garden looks so tidy and neat! Mine is a true disaster. Wonder if there's hope I can ever get it looking neat and trim. ;)

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    1. Hello Leigh, thanks for stopping to say 'hello', Trust me, the garden is nowhere near as tidy as you think it is. Whoever said 'the camera doesn't lie' was telling untruths - the camera tells HUGE fibs and I can be very selective with what I show :}

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