London (change)
Today 19°C / 11°C
Tomorrow 18°C / 10°C
01/05/2014 at 09:53

Lovely dog, and garden too.

01/05/2014 at 09:59

W.song, David and Chris - lovely gardens, keep putting the pics on!

Bill, as Chicky says it is senetti, the full label is;

Senetti deep blue, var.sunsenedibu pericallis hybride suntory collection '12

I absolutely love it but don't know much about it.

 

01/05/2014 at 09:59

Yeah, my last dog was a black lab. Arn't they just so handsome.

And the garden is goregous too, acid soil?

01/05/2014 at 10:02
Wintersong wrote (see)

Yeah, my last dog was a black lab. Arn't they just so handsome.

And the garden is goregous too, acid soil?

 

Erm, pass? How can you tell that?

Yeah he is a handsome bugger, takes after his dad

01/05/2014 at 11:51

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/44350.jpg?width=334&height=350&mode=max

 Angelique Tulips looking nice this year

01/05/2014 at 12:09
Chris65 wrote (see)
Wintersong wrote (see)

Yeah, my last dog was a black lab. Arn't they just so handsome.

And the garden is goregous too, acid soil?

 

Erm, pass? How can you tell that?

Yeah he is a handsome bugger, takes after his dad

 

 

Some of the plants in your garden only like acid soil

01/05/2014 at 15:43

Its time to tackle the old concrete ramp leading up to the front door.

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/44392.jpg?width=350

 Its 18" in places.. AARRRGGHH

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/44403.jpg?width=334&height=350&mode=max

 

01/05/2014 at 16:13

What are you going to replace it with ighton?

Lovely location where you live.

01/05/2014 at 16:22

Its size will be changed and flags will be used (the ground floor of the barn is flagged) and we have lots that we managed to save during the restoration.

01/05/2014 at 17:42

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/44420.jpg?width=337&height=350&mode=max

 cutting up the apple tree that split and fell on daphne carol mackie

01/05/2014 at 18:13

More in keeping then than concrete ighton.


Oh dear David a bit of a mess to clear up.  Might be a blessing as it will open up a new area and you can always replace your daphne.

01/05/2014 at 18:30

Wintersong, David and Chris lovely gardens. And I love the doggie too.

02/05/2014 at 08:56

Yeah ighten, thats an amazing location

02/05/2014 at 09:12

A couple more pictures of the back of my garden and the log path. Plants are just starting to take shape now, ferns are slowly filling in the spaces.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/44458.jpg?width=640&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/44459.jpg?width=640&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/44460.jpg?width=640&height=350&mode=max

 

02/05/2014 at 09:15

Looking good Chris, I see your very own 'Nigel' likes to sneak on lots of pics  Gardens look better with a dog in (or a cat ). I'll post one later of my 'Nigel' guarding the apple tree on Tuesday 

02/05/2014 at 10:12

A few more from this morning.

The lane above the barn already has some nice ferns and foxgloves appearing naturally. I want this year to make sure these really get maximum support by controlling the nettles, himalayan balsam  and brambles that last year buried everything.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/44463.jpg?width=334&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/44464.jpg?width=334&height=350&mode=max

 The removal of the concrete is an ongoing project and it will be nice when this area is restored with more natural looking flags. The smaller walled area in front has now been reseeded and planted..

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/44465.jpg?width=334&height=350&mode=max

 Our small woodland area across from this garden will be thinned out a little to let some light down to the floor this year.I really want to get masses of Hellebores and other  woodland flowers naturalised in here.  When is the best time to plant them?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/44466.jpg?width=334&height=350&mode=max

 

 

 

 

 

02/05/2014 at 10:28

Gorgeous!

02/05/2014 at 10:37

Ighten  - what a lovely project you have. Hard work though! Those walls are beautiful. Can't beat them as a boundary or a terrace. You can plant things any  time really if they're in pots. Some native primulas and bluebells would be lovely in there. If you have some snowdrops in the green they can be planted now. Think many companies will have finished selling them for this year - you'll find loads online though so you can be primed for the end of next winter to get some  

02/05/2014 at 15:00

Lovely photos everyone. Thanks for sharing. 

Bautiful tulips ighten, a must have for me next year.

02/05/2014 at 15:08
BizzieB wrote (see)

Lovely photos everyone. Thanks for sharing. 

Bautiful tulips ighten, a must have for me next year.

They are now fully open now the suns reappeared..

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/44482.jpg?width=263&height=350&mode=max