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  1. Jack Snakes

    Jack Snakes Gardener

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    Hi guys - after a long hot summer of work in the garden, our landlady has served us notice to quit as she wants to sell the house.. :noidea: So, we have found another wee place to move into... It has a lot of grass... which is nice - and some interesting stuff around the borders and on a bed in the patio - but I am not sure whether it is weeds that have grown since the property was last occupied (some time ago... :oops:) or whether they are plants I should keep. There is also a pond and a watercourse leading away from the pond which seems clogged up with something... what should I save, and on what should I wield the axe?
    Watercourse:
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    Pond...
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    Lavender?
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    Various things...
    patio1.jpgpatio2.jpgpatio3.jpg
    patio4.jpgpatio5.jpgpatio6.jpg

    Any and all help much appreciated as always :D

    J
     
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      Next time please just do 2-3 at a time...difficult to keep track with a lot at one go.

      Need clearer pics to be sure...esp first pic.

      Working backwards.
      Last Escallona.
      Before that Viburnum...may be Bodnantense dawn or similar.
      ?
      Crocosmia.
      Looks like Camellia.
      Eupatorium?

      Going out sorry!.
       
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        I'll try to get some better ones... the crocosmia thing is huge - as in tall... I had quite a lot of wee crocosmia at the place I'm in now - dug most of them up as they were getting out of control - if that is crocosmia at least I know I can get rid of the foliage without doing it the slightest bit of harm... :snorky:
         
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          Hope you enjoy your evening :cheers: The "?" one is actually very small - the flowers in the picture look like tiny bindweed flowers but are obviously not...
           
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          Hello Jack! Lovely to see you back on GC. The silvery-leaved 'bindweed' flowered shrub is Convolvulus cneorum. Beautiful little plant! It looks as though the pond may have been colonised by water hawthorn Aponogeton distachyus. It's only mildly invasive compared to many pond plants. Sorry can't help with the watercourse...need more detailed photo of the plants.
          You're certainly gaining a wide range of knowledge having different gardens so frequently :heehee:
           
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            Firstly, enjoy your new house Jack :). Pond too? Great :)

            Beat me to it noisette....convolvulous cneorum is one of my favourite shrubs :)

            Principle is to prune plants after flowering Jack so if you follow that system you will rejuvenate all those shrubs. When the crocosmia has died down completely in a few weeks you can tidy it by pulling out the obviously dead top growth :)
             
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              Thank you! :D I knew I shouldn't have started digging that pond - I joked to the wife when I started that we would be getting chucked out soon, since we left our last place just after I finished my pond!
              Anyway, it's a lovely old house - most of the stuff there is from the patio... it has a narrow border running across the front, which faces east (patio is south facing) so I'll need some advice on what to stick in the border besides a few roses...house.jpghouse patio.jpg
               
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              I do like a new project! Looks lovely, but they say to live with a garden for a year to see what it throws up...
               
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              Aye Loofah, there are a few things there that are either dormant or dead - this is obviously not the best time to judge, so I'll content myself with getting rid of what I know are weeds, and dredging the wee stream a bit
               
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              I'm looking forward to spending time gazing into the water like I did as a child... :) There is a tree that has fallen into it though - but obviously that will have become part of the ecosystem now... The stream - well, that shows up as clear on most of the older pictures, but is now pretty choked - I'm afraid clearing the middle will likely cause the deaths of thousands of Gammarus but that can't be helped I'm afraid... if the lake floods, it runs into the pond, and the pond needs the stream to take the excess to the River Brid. 6 years ago we were almost submerged (google Bridport floods 2012) and it would be foolish to allow water courses to remain choked
               
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                Love the house Jack and fab garden. I feel as though I've seen your house you're not by any chance in Bradpole.
                 
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                Probably not that house, but not far Zilly - behind the recycling centre on the way to Eype :)
                 
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