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The potty gardener

I've tried to make front of house more colourful 'till we get the spring.

These Primula Suzette is a welcome at front door

On the front window




What a sensible idea, Bev. I tend not to think of pots as I have a bi garden but I might treat myself to some colourful primulas to greet me near the front door


Hi All

As Spring hasn't descended on our garden as yet and leaves are still lingering in their buds I thought I'd share this pic from the end of January this year.

 Looks better with the snow at the moment




...I seem to have only just caught up with this thread, slowly going through it... all lovely photos, including the snowy ones...

perhaps we could all move in to that house in Harrow, on page 6


Lovely pics Bev and Busy..




AS this thread is for gardens visited as well I thought I would post these 2 pictures.

Last weekend I visited York Gate Gardens, near Leeds. I took these to give me a couple of ideas for my garden. perhaps they will give you some as well




Here is my new bed so far, not finished yet.

 Still at the digging, manuring stage, one "Early Sensation" clematis in, but no flowers on it. Then I planted a bit more and went to England for 10 days.

 My babies in the GH grew while I was away.



Lovely clematis Liz. Will be amazing when it has matured 

And a busy GH

Can visualise that clematis in a couple of years. Nice busy lizzie

liking that pathway matty2.. given my gret idea for mine.. been stuck wondering what is best for weeks.. and that is it..


My garden this weekend (well...the bits I'm prepared to share!)


alpine sink (aubrietas)

Grew this hellebore from seed I collected in my garden

the parent


little tulips (Persian Pearl)


some cheerful daffs


that'll do...






Lovely pics - all so colourful. You must be really pleased with the new hellebore - if it were mine I'd give it a name !

Ooh yes, a name for the hellebore, it is so beautiful! Cheery PB, how about a competition for a name; you of course would be the judge.


What about "Purple Rain"?

I love these violas. Bought them as plugs last autumn.

 And this is my new bed now it's almost done.




Cheerypeabrain, your photos don't have white above and below and you can enlarge them by clicking on them, which is how it used to be. What did you do?

I have taken photos most years of the garden especially the white wisteria and the flowering time has always been within 2-3 weeks see how it goes this year but just want to say that the photos have been an inspiration I would have sent some of my hellebores BUT as I have been unable to do any gardening this year asked better half to cut the dead leaves from around my hellebore patch.On going out to see how they were looking saw only 1-2inch stumps and all my lovely hellebores in the compost bin!!! He said he thought they were dead and had to be cut down like the rest of the perennials! I know I have to label plants and weeds but!!!!!!!


Lovely photos again. Now the photos on this thread are really showing SPRING. They all just make me smile


Exochorda "The Bride" in her wedding dress.

The potty gardener

Ohh Caravan queen. Poor you, hope your Hellebore soon pick up and grow.

Busy Lizzie another lovely pic- you have a wonderful garden.