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02/06/2013 at 10:23



Here are a few from my garden.  Here in Suffolk we must be a little later with plants coming out cos I do not have any alliums out yet (all in bud) no roses or clematis although they are all bursting they just need a few days of sun (don't we all)  Anyway here are a few of my garden

Thought I'd include a pic of my gargoyle who keeps an eye over my garden. xx




02/06/2013 at 10:26

Oh LL beautiful. The 3rd one is fantastic.

02/06/2013 at 10:28


02/06/2013 at 10:45

Really lovely, Lavender Lady.  Your gargoyle looks friendly.

02/06/2013 at 10:48

Loving the gargoyle LLady!

But love that last pic 

I would love to look like Rachel de Thame...but sadly....I'd need to grow 6inches and have a body transplant 

She doesn't have wings though........

02/06/2013 at 10:53

Thanks Marion and Fairygirl.  There are some beautiful pics on here, such pretty gardens.

Yes I too would love to look like Rachel de Thame. I was amazed to find out that she is 49, she looks at least 10 years younger. 

02/06/2013 at 11:42

Some of you may know that on June 1st next year i will have been looking after my present garden for 50 years and plan a Golden Jubilee Garden.  I have been tryingout plantings for it this year and here is a close-up of rhododendron "Klondyke AK" and late golden dwarf tulips and Welsh poppies which i hopw will spread into my prairie planting.  I may help by scattering some seed in September.


My laburnums are gloriously golden


and give a good show every year.

02/06/2013 at 11:55

Lavender Lady what beautiful pics. I especially like the last one.

Marion you have so many golden plants it is going to look wonderfulnext year.

02/06/2013 at 12:03

Thank you, Bev.  I am saving my garden vouchers i win for my gardening journalism ventures to buy lots of "Golden daffodils",  Did you see my letter and picture in June's "GW"mag. that earned me £25?  Those vouchers buy me lots of lovely compost as well.

02/06/2013 at 12:39

Haven't read much of the mag yet  Marion but I will make a point of doing so tonight! Worth doing the letters if you get a bit back isn't it! You'll get a fair few daffs with that 

Are you sure she's 49??? Makes me feel even worse then....  

And me only 27 as well 

02/06/2013 at 13:08

My friend has just emailed mr pics of his ivory flowers.  The foxgloves are flowering Bristol and this is a lovely camassia.


02/06/2013 at 14:11

LavenderLady - your garden is so pretty - and love the pink wisteria.

Marion - next year will be a treat.  Saw your letter in GW mag - love seeing my friends with their names in print!

And since we are sharing gargoyles - this one was a gift from OH - claimed he saw it, and thought of me .... ah!, what a softie


02/06/2013 at 14:12

LL - had a closer look - more lilac than pink - but love it just the same

02/06/2013 at 14:21

...I wish I had a Gargoyle.... that last one looks like someone I know....[no, not me!]

those Camassia's are nice too... I like the blue ones best though...

02/06/2013 at 14:44

Chicky love the gargoyle

02/06/2013 at 15:11

Yes Chicky the wisteria is called Lavender Lace it is a soft lilac with white and very scented.  I love your Gargoyle

Oh Marion I will have a look for your letter in GW June issue .  Your pics are so lovely. 

02/06/2013 at 15:26

Any more gargoyles anyone?? Loving them 

02/06/2013 at 15:31


I have been taking Libertias again. My devoted Cistus haven't opened up to me yet.

02/06/2013 at 15:37

Thanks for sharing photos Chicky, happy Marion, Busy-Lizzie, Bob TheGardener, Lavender lady and Marinelilium!

Inspiring stuff for us sun-starved folk!

I'm trying to keep up with this thread and enjoying it immensely.

I laughed at BBen's comment and want to see plenty more gargoyles if anyone has them. thats something I would love to invest in, although I'd rather sculpt my own, it's just difficult getting hold of blocks of stone or wood.

Also a big welcome to Herby Lou, happy marion's advise is spot on

02/06/2013 at 22:10

Bob t gard, thank you, I have been looking for that acid green Heuchera, now I know the name

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