Category Archives: garden maintenance

Gillenia trifoliata

Good year for this Gillenia, growing in my own back garden in Stapleton, Bristol. Starry white flowers growing in very sandy soil in shade for most of the day.

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Shield Bug Nymphs on a rose leaf. Sawfly larvae were busily devouring the rest of the rose.

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Arisaema ciliatum

Growing in dappled shade in a hedgerow border in deep soil, good conditions for this exotic looking member of the Arum family. “Jack in the Pulpit” one of its local names. From sw China! From a garden in South Gloucestershire, … Continue reading

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Fringe Tree, Chionanthus virginicus

               

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Schisandra sphenanathera, Schisandra spice

Just coming to the end of its flowering season is this rarely seen Schisandra sphenanathera, a hardy, woody, twining climber, good for trailing over walls in the dappled shade of open woodland. It is a dioecious genus and this specimen … Continue reading

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Bladdernut, Staphylea colchica

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Trained Fruit

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Sweet Rocket & Wisteria

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A climbing rose

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A Good Spring for Wisteria

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