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2e1ax Default Frontpage Echevaria April 15 due to the early warm weather the echevarias, that are stored in the poly tunnel until the last of the frosts, are really romping away!! I love the succulant green leaves with these odd looking pink flowers....
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2e1ax Default Frontpage Ezee Tree Lots I heard a small child in the garden yesterday saying 'mummy why are there all these giant toilet rolls in the garden?'- so I thought that I had better explain....They are shrub guards to protect the shrub from being nibbled by rabbits/squirrels etc. Normally shrub guards are made of plastic but personally I dont like to see overuse of plastic in the garden and it's so environmantally unfriendly. So I have researched and found a company called EZEE TREE who have recently won the Soil Association innovation award for these guards. They are made of paper - it feels a...
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2e1ax Default Frontpage Seeds 2015   This time of year is the busiest for us and long days are required to keep on top of it all. The grass seems to have grown again two minutes after you have mown it and the weeds are on steroids! We also have the perfect growing weather so we are coming in at 6.30 am to get the pricking out done before it gets too hot for the plants. Great fun but a bit like chasing your tail!...
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2e1ax Default Frontpage Spirea And Forsythia It is a great time to come and see the Victorian shrubbery in full techni-colour. The whole place is humming with bees and insects and we have a great selection of plants in flower.  Hellebores and Sarcococca  Hellebore beds  Leucojum  Violets and Iberis...
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2e1ax Default Frontpage Fasciation On Bellis 20150416 093340 1   This is a Bellis perennis which forms part of the spring bedding scheme on the Victorian terrace. BUT ... it has this strange mutation known as FASCIATION. When plants have fasciation the stems and flowerheads appear flattened and elongated. This can be caused by genetic mutation, viral infection or as a reaction to damage from frost, animals or machinery. It's quite harmless - in fact plant breeders will often use it to their advantage to produce new plants. I think it's quite exciting to see what nature thows up!...
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