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5 minutes ago, Roger the Dodger said:

I wouldn't know, Buster. If it smells rank, I wouldn't risk it. Just make up a fresh batch. I like using diluted seaweed extract...cheap as chips.

Smelled rank when I made it up!

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On 03/06/2021 at 08:58, Roger the Dodger said:

After seeing my display of Common Spotted orchids last year, a friend asked if she could have a few bulbs and in return, gave me a few of the Heath Spotted orchid bulbs she has in her garden. I was very pleased, therefore, to see one of them happily growing away with a good sturdy flower stem developing. There are several differences between the two, namely, the Heath Spotted orchid flowers slightly earlier than the Common Spotted, its flowers are a slightly deeper magenta colour, and its leaves are narrower and more finely peppered with spots than the Common. I will post more pics as the flowers open in a few days.

Heath Spotted orchid. (Dactylorhiza maculata).
Heath Orchid. D. maculata.

 

As promised, here is a picture of my Heath Spotted Orchids which have just flowered. 

Heath spotted orchid.

Heath spotted orchid.

As can be seen, they are a lot darker pink than the Common spotted  orchid.

Common Spotted Orchid.

 

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Eveing wander round the garden. The dahlias have arranged themselves in fairy rings.

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The roses are David Austin and always do well.

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On 03/06/2021 at 19:38, Karrusel said:


Sheep droppings suspended in a hessian sack, suspended in a water butt (with lid).

Dunk like a tea bag once a day...bootiful!

Trust me!
 

You’re welcome.

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Also great cure for gout

so I'm told. :biggrin:

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A few more flowers spotted while out for a walk. Firstly, this yellow Columbine (Aquilegia vulgaris) The common name Columbine comes from the Latin for 'Dove', due to the inverted flower's resemblance to five clustered doves...

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Where the common name derives...

Columbine, Aquilegia vulgaris - Flowers - NatureGate

Secondly, Sainfoin, (Onobrychis viciifolia) a leguminous plant, once grown for animal fodder. Now usually seen as a wildflower and sometimes included in wild seed mixes. Sainfoin means 'Healthy hay'.

Sainfoin.

And finally, a couple of Foxgloves (Digitalis purpurea) from my garden, the usual purple spotted variety and a pure white one. As it's botanical name suggests, the heart drug Digitalis is extracted from its dried leaves.

Digitalis.

Digitalis.

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I have never been a gardener it has never appealed to me until recently. We decided our garden looked a bit dull , a bit plain so we bought some planters . Rather than fill them all with flowers I built some wood tops to sit on also we put decoative stones in some of them . 

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The three shrub tubs in the background we where given by a friend. 

I like fuchsias and planted 2 which are really coming on well 

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Here are some more of our flowers , we are quite chuffed with them especially as we have not managed to kill any so far 

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This last one is my favourite a lavender which smells beautiful , we have had it for years but left abandoned in a pot , now re planted , trimmed and is coming on great 

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3 hours ago, jsud2002 said:

I have never been a gardener it has never appealed to me until recently. We decided our garden looked a bit dull , a bit plain so we bought some planters . Rather than fill them all with flowers I built some wood tops to sit on also we put decoative stones in some of them . 

IMG_20210613_194822.thumb.jpg.60eeafc0dd6ffe9a657d24472538d9ca.jpg

IMG_20210613_194837.thumb.jpg.077b8f7ef8ed427d66c0e0f6cebe06a0.jpg

The three shrub tubs in the background we where given by a friend. 

I like fuchsias and planted 2 which are really coming on well 

IMG_20210617_161309.thumb.jpg.013d88e004a1a7001d19d904e846701f.jpg

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Here are some more of our flowers , we are quite chuffed with them especially as we have not managed to kill any so far 

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This last one is my favourite a lavender which smells beautiful , we have had it for years but left abandoned in a pot , now re planted , trimmed and is coming on great 

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Most excellent!

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Out for a drive today and spotted a stand of Pyramidal orchids right at the side of the road. There were lots growing on the verge and also the central reservation in one small area. I had to pull over into a convenient layby and take a few shots, as although fairly common, they're not often seen in as urban a setting as these were. This is the first time I've seen them growing wild.

Pyramidal orchid (Anacamptis pyramidalis). The name derives from the broadly conical shape of the flower head.

Pyramidal orchid (Anacamptis pyramidalis).

Pyramidal orchid (Anacamptis pyramidalis).

Pyramidal orchid (Anacamptis pyramidalis).

Pyramidal orchid (Anacamptis pyramidalis).

Pyramidal orchid (Anacamptis pyramidalis).

Pyramidal orchid (Anacamptis pyramidalis).

 

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On 17/06/2021 at 16:28, jsud2002 said:

I have never been a gardener it has never appealed to me until recently. We decided our garden looked a bit dull , a bit plain so we bought some planters . Rather than fill them all with flowers I built some wood tops to sit on also we put decoative stones in some of them . 

IMG_20210613_194822.thumb.jpg.60eeafc0dd6ffe9a657d24472538d9ca.jpg

IMG_20210613_194837.thumb.jpg.077b8f7ef8ed427d66c0e0f6cebe06a0.jpg

The three shrub tubs in the background we where given by a friend. 

I like fuchsias and planted 2 which are really coming on well 

IMG_20210617_161309.thumb.jpg.013d88e004a1a7001d19d904e846701f.jpg

IMG_20210617_161338.thumb.jpg.c293cc37405840e50a00f02d38bfc6ae.jpg

Here are some more of our flowers , we are quite chuffed with them especially as we have not managed to kill any so far 

IMG_20210617_162205.thumb.jpg.186124cceeb7f30892d5c82be7c1f042.jpg

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IMG_20210617_162244.thumb.jpg.d0ee04bac3fdfd7226b6f792e3fa7957.jpg

This last one is my favourite a lavender which smells beautiful , we have had it for years but left abandoned in a pot , now re planted , trimmed and is coming on great 

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Great idea, John! You could make some of them into different types of miniature gardens...I see from the different varieties of Houseleeks (Sempervivam) that you have, you could create an alpine garden with the addition of some decorative chippings in that planter. :thumbsup:

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38 minutes ago, Roger the Dodger said:

Great idea, John! You could make some of them into different types of miniature gardens...I see from the different varieties of Houseleeks (Sempervivam) that you have, you could create an alpine garden with the addition of some decorative chippings in that planter. :thumbsup:

The most adventurous I have got with the gardening is buying a bigger pot yesterday for the Fucshia , with it being in a small pot it looks a bit restricted to me so hopefully by re potting it then it may grow bigger . Plan on re potting it later today. 

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Next project is to build 2 garden chairs .

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