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that looks a good one MrsG and plants for sale as well
There I've done my good deed for the day... MrsG is off to Fernleigh
well done WW
There's a lot to be gained from visiting other peoples' gardens. Both to see what you like and see what not to do
Nut,It's often the smallest of things that give you the idea to try something new. It's hard to make changes on the grand scale, but you can always tweak the edges.
I've noticed a lot more bees this year.....they were buzzing around a,flowering Heuchera but are attracted to my emerging agastaches too. I heard on local radio of a Cornish bee....I think it was a Cornish type....that's been hyped as resistant to the veroa mite (sorry if spelt wrongly) and that will complement our normal bee population.
Wonderful experience at Fernleigh today. I'm still in awe and have a lot to take in.
Bought and need to look up -
brunera, montarda red, phlox , echinops white NFS, crocosmia apricot, leucanthemella and one can lost the label for.
Will post some photos on gardens we have visited thread.
Rain has stopped, garden like a jungle, but too tired after yesterday to do any more today. My mibnd tells me I'm 27 but my body does not agree!
Glad you had a good time at Fernleigh, Mrs G. Visiting open gardens is my favourite weekend occupation and a whole open village is an absolute delight. What more could anybody ask than to have the chance to nose in other people's gardens?
It's a bit cold and windy for garden tours today, though. My triffid rose has blown down from the top of the pergola and I'm now wondering how I can get it back up there. The pergola has a corrugated plastic roof and I've been training it both over and under the roof to soften the ugliness of the plastic, tying it with cord. Obviously, the cord on top of the pergola was too weak to withstand the weather. The rose has lax stems and will always need some kind of tie. At least there are very few thorns!
Good morning all Gorgeous morning here - blue skies, sunshine, pigeons cooing - whoever invented going to work
Morning. It is overcast here but hope it will get betterlater.
Have a wonderful day everyone
Morning Bev have a really lovely day
Sorry Dove- good morning to you- mind miles away and forgot to be polite
No need - general greetings accepted
Morning dove n bev . Humid here but is that just cos im on the bath? Looks like it'll brighten up for my pm off ( not that I'll be out in it)
Morning everyone (not wishing to leave anyone out!) Seems everyone had a nice weekend, including me. Chopped down the last of the hideously overgrown pyracantha, which means more stuff to burn, and some quite thick trunks to add to my fledgling log pile, which I hope will become home to hedgehogs in time. Tour of garden this morning...peonies going over now, verbascum almost done and very floppy, but lysimachia flowering like mad, eryngium, dahlias starting to come out, geraniums, verbena (bedding and bonariensis), and the fuschia in the container I planted up a month ago is having a fight with one of the adjacent petunias. And strawberries getting plump, wish they'd hurry up and ripen. I'm going to post some pictures on the garden gallery thread if anyone fancies a look.
Anyway, enjoy the day, I've got work later but then off for two days, lets hope the weather stays nice.
Morning everyone! I expect DHC has left the forum by now, but I enjoyed the tour of her garden. I won't go away for 2 weeks in June again - when i came back, I'd missed the best of some of the roses, the paeony was virtually over (although it was only just starting to flower when we left), the herbaceous clematis was sprawling all over the path (should have tied it up before we went) and the whole place was a bit of a jungle. Pink geranium spreading all over everything - I'll have to be vicious with it.
I was amazed by how much the buddlaea had grown! I grew it from a seed some years ago, when I knew even less about gardening than I do now, and it grew too big for its position, so I tried to train it into a tree with a trunk. I took the straightest branch and fastened it to a stake, cut off everything else and only allowed foliage to grow at the top of the vertical branch. When I left, 2 weeks ago, it had a short fuzz growing rather hideously from there. Now, there is quite a lot, developing into new, longish branches of a taller, slimmer tree - and I think I have got away with it. I'm glad, because I hate killing plants, and that would have had to be my next move. (That must be why I have so many weeds!)
The weather is better than yesterday, so maybe I'll get that clematis tied up. I used to have it trailing from a pot on a wall, and it looked great. Maybe I'll put it back into a pot at the end of the season.
Well, end of epistle. Hope everyone has a good day!
Strawberries from the garden for breakfast here Sorry, none left
Morning, Dove. Weetabix not from the garden here.
Tea and toast not from the garden here...
That's the problem when you go away GG- too much to sort when you get back!
Tomatoes getting ripe so hopefully will get them from the garden soon!
Morning everyone. Dubious weather here today but will hopefully get more posts in later (dug holes yesterday in the p*****g rain) and the end will be in sight - hurray! Daughter helped again last night when she came home so we're getting there. Rain forecast for tomorrow so need to make hay today.
Hope everyone has a good day - especially us folk that have to head out to work!
So you really are 27, then, FG!
Of course- did you ever doubt it????
Daughter's only 8 but useful with a pickaxe...we're tough up here you know....
She turns 19 on Thursday....help!