My Garden,..and Beyond.

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  1. Frank

    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    I check in all of the time Philip even if I don't reply to every post. I know Toni checks everything as well. So even if it looks like we are not here I can assure you we are :)
     
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    Frank,.. i know you check in and that can be seen in almost,.. if not all Threads,..likewise with Eileen,..however for years it is known that in the GardenStew certain Threads are blacklisted or ignored,..be it because of how a Member posts or because of a Members Thread,..this is common knowledge on the Internet,..it was suggested that this blacklisting or ignoring might be sectarian or racist,.. that a thread being active for say six years would only have three or four comments or recognition of the Thread in all those years and posts by that one Moderator,..its never happened before on the Internet in a Forum to the knowledge of those who observe this,..it must be an internet record,..the stats are there to see,..in this Thread and two other Threads,..if its because a Moderator dislikes my Thread,..or another Members Thread,..they should say so,..if you as Administrator agree with the Moderator,..then i will leave,.. or you should put that Moderator wise as to the duties of a Moderator,..either way it should not be ignored in the Stew because its common knowledge everywhere else.
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Great news!! My hellebores are flowering now!! One is a chocolate brown and the other the more common pink. I was beginning to think I wouldn't see them at all this year but they are cheering the garden up. Mine usually burst into bloom in January so they're really, really late this time around but I'm just so grateful to see them. Hey maybe this means that spring is here at last. :fingerscrossed: My pieris is nowhere near flowering but it is still alive so I'm happy to wait for it.
    It seems so strange that, as you said in another post, we're not that far from each other but our climates are so very different. :shrug:
     
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    Eileen,..that's great news,..a chocolate brown is a nice one to have,..plus the pink,..they do cross pollinate and seeds will produce different colours from the parents,..i never had the time to do this myself but hope it will happen naturally,..so far no results.

    Gosh you are really far behind this year with the Hellebore blooms,..blooming now as compared to in January,..still better late than never though its frustrating in the waiting for blooms to appear.

    Well at least your Pieris is still alive,..it will bloom hopefully,..i say this about my 'Hibiscus Woodbridge',.it tends to be about the latest to show signs of life and its VERY late this year,..many gardeners have thrown away a Hibiscus thinking it was dead.

    Last year i took cuttings of a few Heuchera ,..very small cuttings,..here they are as of yesterday,..all five on the left,.the 'Heucherella Sweet Tea' on the right was sick but recovered.
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    The resident Robin.
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Oh your Heucheras are such lovely colours Philip. It's good to know the sick one has recovered and the other five are doing so well. I miss having them in my garden but having a husband that no real shakes at gardening put paid to them. He dug them up thinking they were dead!!
    Out robins follow us around the garden while we're working hoping we'll uncover something tasty.
     
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    IMG_1416.JPG Eileen i am very pleased with how the Heuchera cuttings took,..after i nearly lost the Heucherella 'Sweet Tea',..i decided to take cuttings just in case the same happened to the others,..they were in containers and the plants have a tendency to push themselves out of the soil,..because of how dense the foliage is one doesn't notice this until the leaves start to die.

    I counted the Rose Bushes established this year and i have 32 bushes,..at least four i will give away for certain the remainder i might fit into the small front garden,..thanks to Carolyn i at last managed to root my yellow rose,..a highly scented rose,..anyway Carolyn suggested sticking the cutting into a potato,..something i didn't know about,..finally i think there are two cuttings coming along,..thanks Carolyn :like::).
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    Primroses and Cowslips really coming into bloom.
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    A vivid display from the Lungworth.
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    Delphiniums,..reaching for the sky,..so far no slug traces.
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    This year it looks like there will be a bonus show of Lillie's,..i didn't touch the area around the young plants by weeding and so disturb or damage them,..as can be seen,.. its proved to be a great help,..there are seven containers as full of plants as the one in the first image.
     
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    I like reading your posts Philip. You grow lots and lots of really beautiful flowers.
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    OK I'm going to have to admit that I'm jealous of your garden and your skills!!:headbang: I'm still waiting for most things to show signs of life here. Even the grass hasn't grown yet which really is unusual. By now we've normally given it a couple of cuts but it looks as though it will be May before we go near the mower this year. Our farmers are having a really hard time as the sheep, cows and horses are needing supplemented feeding. There just isn't enough grass to turn them out. As for lambing all the sheep are being kept in barns as the weather is too bad to let them into the pastures. The fields are either water logged or nothing but stubble and mud. It's also still way too cold for newborns to be outdoors with their mothers.
    That's why it's really heartening to see that you have so much going on in your garden and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I'll soon be able to say that something is showing new growth here.
     
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    Hi Odif,..thank you very much,..i love growing them and really appreciate it when someone else admires them :)
     
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    Eileen,..your Husband isn't the only one to dig up something thinking it were dead,..you may well remember i had a neighbor whose garden i tended,..the amount of times her daughter or a friend thought they were doing good by digging along the edges of her pathway,..where i had Daffodil Bulbs and Lillie's under the soil dormant,..yikes!!!.

    Ah those European Robins must be the tamest birds we have this side of the pond,..or the friendliest and most trusting of birds.

    Just reading your post really hits how the weather is holding EVERYTHING back,..in particular Lambs and Calves,..i hope it changes very soon or there will certainly be hardships to follow.

    I came to the conclusion that the three falls of snow have trumped my Lavatera,..still no signs of live.
     

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