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Love your garden MrsG - your borders are looking great. And next year you can stuff the even fuller with GH babies - what fun!!
Well I do plan for 1 portion to go into the middle of a side bed to, hopefully, obscure next doors' swing seat/small patio. A 2cnd bit to the back of what will become next yrs veg plot- assuming I can deal with the roots remaining from the fruit bushes that I had to cut down- dont ask. And now that 3rd bit apparently has to stay in the 2cnd veg plot- hmm, I can feel a Chelsea chop session happening next spring to reduce the overall height of that clump! Corgettes will be in that bed so no problem, she says. J.
Sounds a lot of planning there Jo.
Thanks Brum, Ollie and Ozzie (original hey?) say hi.
Hope so Chicky, trying to go for lots of a few rather than bits dotted about next year... As if!
Very original, hi both, very nice
Thought I'd post some pictures of my Autumn joys (or those flowers still hanging on!)
Not sure what the big yellow flower is in the last pic, came from a £1 box of scented seeds which I rather liberally shook on the small bed
Panda what a lot of colour still.
I have lots of fuchsias flowering beautifully but mystar has to be
That is a beautiful colour Potty My rescue fuchsias are still going strong, and my begonias in my biggest pot are still enormous and flowering away like mad!
Thank you Panda.
Can anyone tell me if I can keep Gerbera for next year and if so what is the best way to do it please
Is the hardy sort of gerbera? I can keep mime outdoors ... 3 years now.....but if in doubt pot it up and keep in the GH. Remove dead flower stems and clean off debris amd water it.
Thank you Verdun. I've got some hardy ones but also got some plugs of ordinary ones. I'll get them into my mini greenhouse and keep my fingers crossed.
Gaillardia 'Arizona Sun'
Has not stopped flowering since I planted it in July. One of the best plants I have purchased this year
I think my star at the moment must be my grapes. They are so,
so very sweet this year.
What a great harvest - are they outside? Ours have never produced more than tiddlers...and mildewed tiddlers at that
The black one is on the front wall of the bungalow, facing north and the green - pink dessert one is on the wall between me and the first neighbour next door (i have five on that side), facing west. I get tons and eat loads straight off the vine. The front garden ones are a great favourite with the wrens. I like to use the leaves in casseroles, made into rice and mincemeat parcels and cooked in a rich sauce. I also cook the grapes in lamb stews like the French and make grape juice, Used to make wine when the family were here. Four hours of lovely work done in my garden this morning has given me quite an appetite.
Hi Marion, I'm waiting for a perennial poppy to open, new this year it was a gift. Half open looks white & pink ? It was covered by the leaves from something and sadly forgotten . I've had to stake it in all the recent wind and I check it each day, I want seeds from it. Fingers crossed that it opens and then I'll post pic.
Don't know if it will be a star but my tree peony has two buds on it. October??
That'll be lovely if this mild weather holds KEF. I've never had a 2nd flowering from a tree paeony
Kef - is that middle picture of miscanthus zebra grass?