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If you're tempted to prune this weekend, be sure not to trim any shrubs that bloom on old wood, including the 10 you see here. (Check our website where each shrub lists whether it blooms on old or new wood.) Those buds were formed last year and they won't bloom if you prune now. When in doubt, don't prune!
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Some plants featured in my “Postcard from Provence” garden at @melbflowershow:
Illicium x ‘Woodland Ruby’ or maybe floridanum ‘Halley’s Comet’ (Florida Anise). Lost tag years ago. 😩 You can’t miss when this Illicium is in flower, not only because of the beautiful show of cascading blossoms (both spring and fall) but also the distinct flower odor of wet dog. And if it’s a rainy day, the scent sort of hangs there by the front door. My mailman is probably thinking wtf is that smell!?? That’s ok. Life is about trade offs. I get unique flowers on an evergreen, deer-proof shrub that requires no special care. And the funny thing is the foliage is actually wonderfully fragrant year -round if you brush up against it. The foliage smells great! #illiciumxwoodlandruby#illiciumfloridanumhalleyscomet#garden#gardeningforwildlife#collectorsgarden#shrubs#broadleafevergreen#nativeplants
The calm before the storm.... we've had some amazing blue skies, gentle refreshing rain and storm Hannah will hit tomorrow. Hopefully there won't be too much devastation. Check our Facebook page in case we have to have any closures due to high winds.
Living’ Easy 😎🌹☀️ This beautiful Floribunda Rose is so green and free from black spot, that the shrub looks wonderful even without flowers! As the Pantone “Color of the Year,” these beautiful blooms envelope ‘Living Coral.’ Come in to check out the rest of the beautiful roses that came in this week! #DearnessGardens
A flame robin somewhat ironically perched in some shrubs that were consumed by flames in 2016.
Flame robins are one of the three robin species in Tassie that are generally called 'robin redbreast'.
Which reminds me of a funny story....
A few years ago I was doing an environmental report for a mill that was not far from the coast. As a part of the report I had to specify what birdlife there was in the area and whether there would be any significant effect on them (spoilers: there wasn't).
So I downloaded a scientific report about Northern Tasmanian coastal birdlife.
Almost immediately I received an email saying I'd been reported to IT for downloading 'suspected pornography'.
Turns out the birdlife report had been flagged as porn because it contained several references to breasts, tits, boobies, and shags 😂.
Don’t worry about doing your best Charlton Heston “Moses” impression, cause this Burning Bush only burns with color. By far one of the most popular shrubs for decorative yet functional landscaping, the Burning Bush plant is a deciduous shrub(loses its leaves each year) unlike hollies or boxwoods. However, the color display that this shrub goes through is quite spectacular, going from a bright, lush green in spring to a brilliant red in the fall, this shrub loves the sun and is low maintenance (just make sure to water regularly during the first year to encourage deep root growth). The plant will branch out and can grow between 8-15’ depending on the variety, but can easily be kept pruned to a manageable height. These are great as solo plants, but can also be used for cosmetic border plants.
• #burningbush #burningbushshrub #springplanting #shrubsofinstagram #shrubs #gardencenter #ckvl
Harrogate Flower Show was just the best day, so many beautiful garden scenes, these are a few of my favourites 🌺🌷🌹🌸❤️
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2 dumpey trucks of topsoil, hailstorms and torrential rain was no match for me today 💪 #girlpower (Before 👆 and after 👇 snaps)
This 'no-dig' bed has been filled and levelled, trees and larger shrubs are now planted and settling in to their new home and will soon be joined by an abundance of cottage garden-style plants in the coming weeks.
Believe it or not, this used to be a car park!! New flower and vegetable 'no-dig' beds will be replacing the tarmac, so the owners can enjoy growing their own food and living in floral bliss. Such an exciting, landscaping project to be involved in 🌹🌱 Sorry the photos are so dark...blame the stormy weather!
Thata, #EfA Research Assistant, gives us an insight into EfA’s elephant identification research, which is one aspect of EfA’s elephant research: “We carry out a #researchdrive in the #MakgadikgadiPansNationalPark once a week, collecting elephant identification data. We have an extensive #database of information and #photographs from our four main research routes within the #nationalpark . “The North Loop route goes to the north-eastern part of the park, the furthest you can go is to the north #borehole - an artificial #wateringhole . In this area, #elephant highways are highly visible and we can see #elephants coming from far away because the #trees are short, making research a little easier. One of the best parts of the North Loop, is that #hyenas and other #rareanimals like to frequent the area and I am often #lucky and get to see them! “Vegetation on the North Loop is mostly #shrubs with less #acacia tree #species than in other areas of the park. There are a few tall trees, which keep the terrain visually interesting and there are #grasses that are similar to those we see along another one of our routes - the #Njuca transect." You can support EfA’s work by buying a handmade bracelet or making a donation by 10 May - see link in profile.