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  • B3B3 Posts: 19,913

    Do you have any idea what was there before? Was it a garden?

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234

    What do you mean was it a garden...? Are you saying it's not ready for Chelsea? Are ya??? image

  • B3B3 Posts: 19,913

    Worthy of Mr Gavin, My Dear.

    The deconstructed garden. Just like the deconstructed lemon meringue type thingy  you see in cooking porn programmes. A half dozen eggs ,a bag of sugar and a handful of lemons - you know the kind of thing.

    Cutting edge gardening!

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • B3B3 Posts: 19,913

    Exactly what I meant Lantana.

    I also meant what was there before it was a garden?

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    I have a shame. Apart from the sea of nettles (the butterflies can't need that many) and the goosegrass.

    This poor little suckering tree/bush paeony. I thought I thought I'd lost it, overlaid by an enormous Viburnum rhytidophyllum, but no, under some of the nettles, goosegrass, green alkanet and hogweed, it struggles on.

    I've promised it a move in the autumn, hope it's not too late.image

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    I see in the pic it also had Trachystemon orientalis to contend with

  • B3B3 Posts: 19,913

    Tree paeony abuse. A serious crime against flora compounded by numerous attempts to hide it with a variety of wildflowers.image 

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234

    It was a garden before it was a shambles. The man who lived here seemed to build everything up to keep it out of the wet. I'll probably find stilts... I know that on my property at some stage, maybe twenty years ago, there was a rose garden (the one where Mary is buried) and this is the only place it could be I think. 

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    Sorry got distracted watching these wee boyos giving their dandelions a pasting. It's a pair of bull finches.

  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234

    That's not Mary's headstone silly. That's the bandstand! image

  • B3B3 Posts: 19,913

    That's me lantana. Get myself into a hole and the only way out is,Australia!

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234

    Nope. No can do. I watch them everyday.

    I also have pairs of robins, goldfinches, and coal tits. I'm waiting for the coal tits to come out of the wall. I don.t know what size the babies are going to be. They've been in there weeks it seems! image

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