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Ian Y

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Re: Bulb Log 2020
« Reply #105 on: December 03, 2020, 09:35:05 AM »
Diane it is several plants they grow very well in the sand increasing both at the tuber and by seed.
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Re: Bulb Log 2020
« Reply #106 on: December 09, 2020, 11:19:13 AM »
On a dark wet December day it is good to review the colour we had from this bed in 2020 and look forward to more in 2021. Click the link to read this week's Bulb Log


https://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2020Dec091607512512BULB_LOG_5020.pdf
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Re: Bulb Log 2020
« Reply #107 on: December 16, 2020, 11:38:42 AM »
December days are dark but they are brightened by the many small Narcissus and birds in this Bulb Log.


https://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2020Dec161608118401BULB_LOG_5120.pdf
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Re: Bulb Log 2020
« Reply #108 on: December 16, 2020, 02:04:06 PM »
Lovely narcissi Ian, and thank you for yet another interesting year of the Bulblog 8)
Agreed about the importance of varied cover near bird-feeders, although here it doesn't prevent the occasional lightening raid by a sparrowhawk.
Do you ever lose hellebore flower buds to rodents?  Some years bank voles eat every last one on my plants  Wiring them in isn't really an option, apart from looking so ugly :'(   
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Re: Bulb Log 2020
« Reply #109 on: December 17, 2020, 03:19:46 PM »
Thank you Ashley we also have Sparrowhawks and often see them eating or else we find the remains of some poor victim in the garden. I sited the feeders carefully so there is no easy way in for the predators.
Although we have plenty mice they have never eaten the hellebores.
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Re: Bulb Log 2020
« Reply #110 on: December 21, 2020, 11:31:07 AM »
As always, I enjoy your bulb log. Especially I have liked to see the same beds in different times of year.

Do you ever lose hellebore flower buds to rodents?  Some years bank voles eat every last one on my plants  Wiring them in isn't really an option, apart from looking so ugly :'(

Here bank voles eat Helleborus buds in autumn, and this year there has been a lot of voles. Last year we put up a fence around the garden so deer/roes can't get in the garden, but it also means that foxes or neighbours cats can't get in the, luckily there is a pair of tawny owls which nest close by. The earliest of Hellebores are most damaged like this Early Purple. I have put coffee grounds around the buds so that the smell would deter voles, and it works with rabbits but not with voles.
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Re: Bulb Log 2020
« Reply #111 on: December 21, 2020, 10:20:35 PM »
Interesting that you have this problem too Leena.  Bank voles are not indigenous to Ireland but were introduced accidentally, possibly in the 1920s with machinery imported from Germany for a major hydroelectric project on the river Shannon.  Later they spread through the south & west along river valleys & became very common in this area about 10-15 years ago.  Apart from hellebore buds they also take ripe cyclamen capsules & strawberries (all sweet?) and are very thorough unfortunately.  It's hard to find a deterrent that won't affect other animals and birds too.  Meanwhile I must test how our local rabbits respond to coffee grounds.
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Re: Bulb Log 2020
« Reply #112 on: December 23, 2020, 09:51:43 AM »
We are fortunate that we don't have any voles in the garden just mice.
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Re: Bulb Log 2020
« Reply #113 on: December 23, 2020, 11:18:38 AM »
Click the link to the Bulb Log for early growth and a round  off of 2020.


https://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2020Dec231608716812BULB_LOG_5220.pdf
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Re: Bulb Log 2020
« Reply #114 on: December 23, 2020, 12:08:46 PM »
That array of bulblog covers is splendid Ian 8)
A wonderful visual summary of another year in the garden with the plants we love.
Ashley Allshire, Cork, Ireland

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Re: Bulb Log 2020
« Reply #115 on: December 23, 2020, 04:40:51 PM »
Thank you Ian, for entertaining and informing us for another year. Many thanks too, to Kelly for the index work, which is so useful.
The front cover photos make a beautiful collection. Looking forward to more in 2021.
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Re: Bulb Log 2020
« Reply #116 on: December 28, 2020, 12:52:10 PM »
Ian, another year, another tour de force.

Thanks for sharing your insight, enthusiasm, infectious sense of wonder and, of course, your garden.

The review of covers was - as others have remarked - a visual feast and a reminder of a gardening year now past. 

Here's to 2021!
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Re: Bulb Log 2020
« Reply #117 on: December 28, 2020, 03:06:40 PM »
Yes, I want to join that!
Thank you for taking the trouble to write about your great Bulb log :-)
I always enjoy reading it and have already learned a lot from it.
I am happy to read that you will continue it in 2021 :-)

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Re: Bulb Log 2020
« Reply #118 on: December 28, 2020, 03:22:38 PM »
Hi ian,
are there still YouTube videos of you?
I had seen one of yours once (garden tour) but I can no longer find it :-(
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Re: Bulb Log 2020
« Reply #119 on: December 28, 2020, 05:29:06 PM »
All Ian Young's you tube  videos  can be  found  from this  page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpLSJ9GmDtJMTdMo3nUWqWg
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