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  • Totally Tropical

    sheiladearing on 24 Aug 2010 at 11:23 AM

    Brazil, Mexico, Chile? No…you are in North Devon! The tropical bedding is thriving this year thanks to a warm sunny start to the summer, followed by the usual rainy July. The bitter winter is long forgotten, and seems to have helped control our usual Capsid bug onslaught, which can turn the large lush leaves to lace.

    When it comes to the tropical bedding nothing is left to chance. Every year, every plant is either, lifted, potted and kept in the glasshouse at 5 Celcius over winter, or re-propagated by seed or cuttings. In mid-May, within a matter of hours, two bare strips are filled with (mainly) South American beauties.

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  • Rumble In The Jungle…

    sheiladearing on 24 Aug 2010 at 10:46 AM

     

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  • FLUTTER-BY’S

    sheiladearing on 17 Aug 2010 at 03:10 PM

    If you want to do one thing to bring wildlife into your garden, plant a Buddleja, commonly known as the Butterfly Bush. You won’t be disappointed! Today I’ve been admiring the ones planted in the borders at Rosemoor and at this time of year they are doing just what their name implies. They are covered with an array of brightly coloured butterflies all after the nectar that these shrubs obviously produce just to the right recipe. It’s great to see them as with the hard winter there seems to have been very few around in the garden earlier this year. I’ve seen Peacocks, Red Admirals, Dark Green Fritillaries and Tortoiseshells and lots and lots of Bumblebees.

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  • Heavy Metal…

    sheiladearing on 10 Aug 2010 at 10:20 AM

    This month at Rosemoor sees though the completion of the installation of metal edging around the stream field. Installing metal edging has been an ongoing project since the garden was built with only a few areas left to finish, such as the New Garden shrubberies.

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