Gardening.

littleme

250,000th poster!
Here it is, a Hummingbird Hawk Moth, not a very good picture though, he's in between the 2 middle fence posts, near the top of the middle one on the right...


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It looked bigger in real life!
 

Trumpet

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Decided to get the back and side lawns cut before we went away on Sunday, went to the mower and not enough juice in the tank even to prime it. A quick run to Newport, I never thought I'd see the day when it cost a tenner to get fuel for the mower, didn't even fill my container.
'New' Clematis is looking good though even if it's later than the others.
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Gramaisc

Forum O. G.
We had rain forecast for 11am where I am, and it arrived at one minute past - the first measurable rain for fourteen days, though.

I got up a bit early and removed the first growth from (most of) the Aubrieta/Aubretia*, so we might get a decent second run from it now, after the rain.

I managed to get it all shredded, spread and churned in, literally as the first drops fell. It looks like steady rain now, into the early evening - it will do some good generally - and it will get the plots' composting actively again - and refill the butts.


* I wonder if that is the most misspelled flower name? It is rare to see it the right way and I don't think I've ever heard anybody say it properly, based on the correct spelling.
 

Gramaisc

Forum O. G.
Today, I pulled out (most of) the weeds in the accidental flower bed, anything that was up to around the height of the marigolds. From here on, if I've timed it right, they should swamp anybody of smaller stature - it worked very well last year.

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Not bad, considering that nothing has been deliberately planted or sown there for the last five years.
 

Thehooperman

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Today, I pulled out (most of) the weeds in the accidental flower bed, anything that was up to around the height of the marigolds. From here on, if I've timed it right, they should swamp anybody of smaller stature - it worked very well last year.

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Not bad, considering that nothing has been deliberately planted or sown there for the last five years.
Looks really pretty but how did you grow the big blue plant on the left? 😂
 

Mudgie

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Today, I pulled out (most of) the weeds in the accidental flower bed, anything that was up to around the height of the marigolds. From here on, if I've timed it right, they should swamp anybody of smaller stature - it worked very well last year.

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Not bad, considering that nothing has been deliberately planted or sown there for the last five years.
That hedge is probably intent on swamping everything else within the next five years.
 
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