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26/03/2013 at 20:14

Okay thanks Wintersong

28/03/2013 at 18:13

Only 2 days and this thread that I was enjoying has gone way back. So here is my greenhouse (well, half of it) with all my new babies.


28/03/2013 at 18:21

A lot of the daffodils were blind this year. The forsythia is 22 years old and wasn't pruned for most of it's life so looking a bit woody in the middle.

28/03/2013 at 18:22
Thinks!!! ( I will pinch some of those plants in busy lizzies greenhouse.....she won't know,it's me)
28/03/2013 at 18:27

How many bags of compost is that?

28/03/2013 at 18:57

Lovely day today here in South Devon, so spent it stripping the ivy off the coving on top of the walls. And when I was up there, wobbling about on the top of the ladder, I thought 'I've never seen the garden from this angle before'. So took a couple of pics...

 And here's a picture of the ladder!

28/03/2013 at 19:06

Your garden is full of character Figrat.

28/03/2013 at 19:35

Figrat, how lovely to have a garden on lots of different levels. Are you near Dittisham?

28/03/2013 at 19:38

That's a very steep garden Figrat, but how good to see it from a different point of view.

I would think it's full of colour in summer

28/03/2013 at 19:38
Well about 20 miles away, but I used to live there, the house up from the Ferryboat pub on the river. Did you live there?
28/03/2013 at 23:09

So much character and interest in your garden Figrat, always a pleasure to know it better

29/03/2013 at 09:36

Figrat, I spent many months there in 1991 working on a large house set in about 70 acres. My assistant and I used to go to the Ferryboat. I met such wonderful people there, am still in touch with one of them. I loved the look of the place also

29/03/2013 at 10:38
Great pics again everyone
29/03/2013 at 11:44

Figrat - love all that stone - must provide a great backdrop for plants.  Does your garden heat up like a walled garden in summer ?

BusyLizzie - wow - what a collection.  I guess your frosts are over (or do you have a GH heater?)

29/03/2013 at 11:45

Also figrat - what is the red stemmed tree by the blue door ?  Stunning silhouette !

29/03/2013 at 11:54
Thanks everyone! Yes it does heat up in the summer,in fact seems to have it's own microclimate. The tree's a Japanese maple, acer Senkaki, it's growing in a pot ( though think it's rooted onto the ground as well. Lovely in leaf, but I love the red winter bark.
29/03/2013 at 12:32

Love looking at others pictures, so here are some of my own....

 The last one is my daphne - which has been flowering since Boxing Day - a whole quarter of the year !  It makes me smile everytime I walk up our steps

29/03/2013 at 15:24

Chicky, liked looking at your pictures. I have a little electic GH heater, 3 electric propagaters and a sand bed with a warm cable in it. That manages to keep it about 5° warmer than outside at night and the real babies have warm feet!

30/03/2013 at 08:07

 morning...beautiful photos.. good to see such lovely colours!

-Lizzie, had problems myself with blind daffs and tulips. One cause can be compacted soil, so when they die down, lift, fork over the soils add fertiliser and re-plant into the looser soil. It worked for some of mine...others I think I planted back too deeply.

The tulips I potted and forgot my surprise found them with four inches growth... hope they flower.

01/04/2013 at 11:51

Want to keep this going as spring is coming! Leonard Messel is out again.