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 signs of the times pots from the north to the south deck and planting salad greens today

Beaus Mum

david how big is your garden? Is it a national park?!!  You have so so many beautiful stars 



Chicky, thank you for your reply , always looking for something nice to hide a fence . Beaus Mum , my garden is only small and the weather here is trying its best flatten everything .The plants are still colourful , the second picture was taken about three weeks ago , thank you for your interest .


Beaus Mum

Oh thank you Wendy, your garden really is beautiful, is that a little slate path running through? 







What is the pink coneflower in the last picture, Lyn?


Zinnias Fidget, sorry should have said.  The flowers seem to last forever, just a packet of seeds but so easy to grow, a bit flashy but I think they are lovely, fespecially as they are covered in bees.

The brown ones are Rudbeckia the 1st ones are dahlias.

Wendy, I love your wild mixture. What is your secret? Mine failed miserably again this year.  I thought it would be nice to have a row of wildflower with poppies etc, Didn't happen. Love the zinnias and rhudbeckia,    lyn, colours great and David how lovely natural surroundings are to make display. Cant beat wood!


Last year, I bought a packet of wild flower seeds and started them off in a seed tray in the Spring, when they germinated, I waited until I could see what they were, or at least which ones were the same, and pricked out in their own groups.

this way I could see what was what and put them out accordingly, There is no point in me scattering seeds here, I never see them again.

I had some lovely plants there, poppies, teasels, which flowered this year, white daisies, some lovely yellow things, tiny little toadflax, which would have been lost by scattering.but by starting off in trays, you can put them in groups as suitable, then you wont have tall ones swamping little ones.



 And a 'rescue' poppy has sprung into flower




Some of my stars, especially the brugmansia with $ open flowers and lots of buds to follow.

A single tiny plant from a forum friend turned into a huge beautiful cosmos, still going strong

Happy with the red border.




Beaus Mum

Lyn and mrs garden, such lovely stars, And mrs garden amazing poppy! Mine are long long gone 


So are all mine b mum , this one just popped up to ask if it was spring yet!

Beaus Mum

Wow  Had you cut back all the foliage? I always cut it all back to make room for the summer plants, maybe I should leave a bit next year 


Lovely pics from everyone


Mrs Garden, Love that cosmos Bet you will grow some more next year.


Lily Pilly, thank you , I wish I could say its great knowledge and experience ,but I have to admit it`s just good fortune . I just love the colours .

flowering rose

Geums  in allsorts of colours  and cosmos.

Angela 17

 Its lovely, when it opens its yellow, then turns a sort of pink and then purple




Lovely poppy MrsG, and speaking of which - this  opened today

 so I moved the pot to get another pic

 The first lot sown didn't germinate.   This is the only one which germinated from the second sowing.

There was something rather poignant about only having one....


Lovely Fairy - a few of mine germinated but the slugs munched them all - its a jungle out there

Never seen a chameleon petunia Angela