Friday, June 06, 2008

Through the Lens of the camera!

The plant in the last post was an Arisaemas as is this one too, apparently they have a habit of facing away from you!!!! This one could grow to 5ft!!!

These next pics where taken by K, I sent her down the garden and said lets see it through your eyes...........
this one was actually taken about a month ago by me..

this one by K, how things have grown....

This rose is a from a cutting I got from my Dad, who has been dead since 1982, it has black spot as you can see and I can't bear to part with it!

Babs as you can see is fully recovered from her broodiness, so I recommend the 3 x 12 hours in a cage to break the habit!

Oriental poppies such a cheerful flower but a very floppy plant.

The Gunnera, gets bigger every minute I see it, I'm surprised the fence is still standing

Hubby raves about it and says it is one of the best plants in the garden.

The pond has had a bit of a tidy up, we are going to give it, its four yearly clean out in September.

My cucumbers with there new frame which attaches to the greenhouse, I think this will be alot sturdier than canes shoved in pots, just have to construct something to go across the roof, as thats how far these plants grow.

I found these seeds in focus for 49p, so bought them for K, she trots down each morning and has a chat and checks whose grown, they are sunflowers! You can never have enough sunflowers!!

The banana at the bottom of the garden!

Now some more pics by me...
This is my Egg Yam, remember it taking over the greenhouse, well it got so big I HAD to put it outside and now its really taken off....

How sad am I to be measuring leaves at this time of year!! Currently 54cm, incase your interested!!!!

Not everything is rosy in my garden,I currently have a serious problem with the banana on the patio.......

after consultation with my Hardy Tropical friends, it appears my soil may be too alkaline!!!

How soil changes in a season I will never know!! So sequestered iron and foliar feed, but how I get up there to foliar feed, will have to be worked out! I will keep you posted!

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Something Unusual!

Even though I am still concerned about my Brugs, I still manage to find something unusual for you down the garden!
Can't remember the name as of course I have lost the label! But I will try and find out for you!

Maybe I should get into Carnivourous Plants? I have one that has survived quite well in the greenhouse for a couple of years, with little care, maybe its time to branch out!

Monday, June 02, 2008

Maybe not!

It may not be so bad as first thought, but there are a couple of definate suspects,which could create the chop for everything else. We will see!

Sunday, June 01, 2008


Why is it that whenever I start to become good at something, without fail, someone comes and pulls the carpet from under me!

Every single time this happens.

I, as you may or maynot know have a passion for Brugmansias.

I have owned alot of them for a number of years and increased my stock so I could make a small business selling cuttings

which I had started to do, quite successfully!

but recently I began to notice a change in my Brugs.

but did not know what it was,

believed it was the weather affecting the plants

these are pictures of my (past) healthy plants

now they all look like this

Can you see the mottles leaves? That is the mosaic virus! The plants can continue to grow but eventually become stunted. They all have to go. Every single one of them! Not one of them can I keep! I need to find out if this virus came in with some stock. Will it remain in the ground, in the greenhouse etc. I am gutted, totally and utterly floored. To have spent so much money and lose it all in one foul swoop is unbearable!