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  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Those wildflower gardens are just delicious. I'd love to see a lockdown garden thread if there hasn't already been one, I imagine a whole lot of folk have created some epic spaces over the last 18 months or so.



  • Registered Users Posts: 363 ✭✭ ellee


    My dahlias did nothing! Never tried them before but planted some bulbs. Only 2 made any effort to grow and they did not flower, I guess they need a LOT of sun do they? My garden is a bit awkwardly orientated. Hardly any of it would get all day sun.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,886 ✭✭✭ Ms2011


    Dahlias hail from Mexico so the more sun the better for them. Plus if they are kept somewhere shady and damp it makes it all the easier for slugs and snails to get them.



  • Registered Users Posts: 29,690 ✭✭✭✭ NIMAN


    Anyone know what would have done this to a neighbours lawn?



    Perhaps birds looking for grubs in the soil?



  • Moderators, Arts Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 72,763 Mod ✭✭✭✭ New Home


    Very likely.



  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 25,722 Mod ✭✭✭✭ looksee


    That's lovely, you have a lot in a small space very effectively there. We have been the same over the Covid time, we moved into a house two years ago and have spent the last 18 months or so working on the sadly neglected garden, as you say, a life-line.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 40 Nell B


    Looks lovely.



  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 7,327 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Gloomtastic!


    Why are my pics turning 90° and not others? 🤔



  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 25,722 Mod ✭✭✭✭ looksee


    Could be to do with the size of the pic, it possibly wants them to be landscape and that one looks slightly narrower than it is high. Not sure but it could be that.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,493 ✭✭✭ Bawnmore


    It's likely the orientation information on your image that's stored from the camera (or phone) it was taken on. It might even look right on your computer/phone, but boards would take the orientation of the file into consideration when deciding what show.

    Here you go:




  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 7,327 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Gloomtastic!


    Thanks for that. Do you know if I change the info settings on my phone so they’re displayed correctly?



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,493 ✭✭✭ Bawnmore


    It's a crappy answer, but it depends. Have a look here for some info, but I'd be pretty sure that's what's happening.



  • Registered Users Posts: 25,840 ✭✭✭✭ HeidiHeidi


    Has anyone else's yukka suddenly sprouted flowers out of the blue this year? I posted pics on FB and a few people have commented that theirs did the same.

    This has been planted for about 15 years and there was never a sign of any flowering at all!

    What got into them this year???

    (Apologies if this has been posted about before, I just came across this thread, haven't read through the lot)



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    I don't have any but that looks amazing. I had a quick google though (just wondering if you can save the seed) and apparently there's a couple of factors required for flowering, maturity and pollination. Sounds like you got at least one of them right anyway. 😉

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/yucca/yucca-plant-doesnt-bloom.htm



  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 25,722 Mod ✭✭✭✭ looksee


    I have a small border that is very difficult to find things that suit it - south facing but with quite a lot of tree issues that make it less easy to establish plants. I just keep planting things and see what succeeds. I put in a Kaffir lily two years ago and left it to get on with it. Early this year lots and lots of new little plants started coming up at the opposite end of the bed. I had no idea what they were but even if they were montbretia I was willing to let them populate the place. It turns out they are Kaffir Lilies, they must have seeded from the first one but there were such a lot it was a bit surprising. Anyway I am delighted and they are welcome to populate the bed if they wish!



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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,195 ✭✭✭ GrumpyMe


    Almost identical - over the years mine attempted to flower much later in the year but this years is a fine sight.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,376 ✭✭✭ Red Hare


    Mind your own business ! The most beautiful of all weeds. great for a shady spot ☘️



  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 25,722 Mod ✭✭✭✭ looksee


    That's gorgeous! It came up so I could not see the comment and I thought it was a pretty garden pond!



  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 25,722 Mod ✭✭✭✭ looksee


    That's a very nice Acer, in lovely condition. Never heard of Skeeters Broom!



  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 25,722 Mod ✭✭✭✭ looksee


    Wow, that's a bit special!



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  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 25,722 Mod ✭✭✭✭ looksee


    I have just put in a Strawberry Tree, handsome plant with year round interest. I had them in a previous garden, I grew them from seed, and they did very well. The area I have put this one is a bit challenging for plants, a bit subject to wind, so I will look forward to seeing how it does.



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