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lydiastirling

I have my first garden and am loving it. growing my own veg, herbs and flowers. I have a deep seated love of rose's, orchids and succulents.

Polygonatum multiflorum

  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2020
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lydiastirling

#wildlifewednesday a flutterby happly sunning its self.

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solly1961

Beautiful Speckled Wood, excellent photo

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lydiastirling

Thank you @solly1961 and especially thank you for naming the butterfly I didnt know which it was and the books I would normaly check are at work.

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lydiastirling

Thank you @cyndi

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2020
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lydiastirling

Loads coming up again this year. I really hope the sawfly dont completely strip it like last year I end up with a big gap as I end up cutting it all back due to the sheer quantity of them.

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joanboston

I used old fashioned fly paper above the plants when the saw flies were laying their eggs. Caught loads! Also rubbed off any eggs as soon as I saw them. It’s so devastating isn’t it?

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lydiastirling

@joanboston Did you get any other insects. I have lots of solitary bees, bumblebees, moths and butterflies in my garden.

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2019
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lydiastirling

Its grown massively in the last 4 days. It seems to be taking over this area of the flower bed. Apologies for the anti cat netting in front of it.

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jyotu

It sounds like magical

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lydiastirling

@jyotu We've had a lot of warm sunny weather the last week and now it's raining so everything has started to shoot up.

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jyotu

Thanks looking great, I goggled it and i love those white bell like flowers. Rainy weather is good for sprouting seeds & cuttings 👍

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lydiastirling

@jyotu It very much is ans where I live it rains most of the year on and off. Wales is wet. I'm just hoping that the rose buds I spotted dont get spoiled by it. I'm really looking forward to them opening

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jyotu

They rot or got fungus in rain water, hope you get some beautiful flowers

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2018
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lydiastirling

At least 3 of the spikes are now in flower with the other 13 in at verisious stages. Hope the bees like it as much as the bay and gooseberry bush flowers

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brightcolours

#polygonatum

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2018
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lydiastirling

I now seem to have 16 spike come up with some nearly ooen plus a further 5 in pots to go to other people

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2018
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lydiastirling

So far 8 spikes coming up in the flower bed an 2 in each of the 2 pots. Winter 2016 i thought i had lost it after contractors my landlord had in took the kitchen chimley down threw it down onto the soloman seal and dug up much of it leaving a hole they tryed to cover up with multi perpose compost i had. I was not happy and made sure my landlord and his mother inlaw knew it. But it has sevived with even more spikes coming up this spring than last spring.

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