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27/04/2013 at 18:19

Oh, and Lizzie, loved your "Bride" so much that I have taken advantage of Crocus's 20% off !!

27/04/2013 at 18:42

Waht a difference a bit of sunshine makes. I suppose one 'advantage' of a long winter and late spring is that lots of flowers come at once!

Enjoying all the lovely pictures

27/04/2013 at 19:04

Hi Flo - sent you a PM to let you know that the May GW mag is out - if you still want to take advantage of the 48 "free" lavender plants.

27/04/2013 at 22:51

To get the lavender offer you need to put

in the address bar at top of page.


28/04/2013 at 00:06

Thank you everyone who liked my "bride".

That looked a good tip - to upload the photos through photobucket. May give it a try tomorrow, see what happens. Too late now.

28/04/2013 at 08:53

@ lalino.. thank you.. i cant grow anything up the trellis fencing... it is there as the wind howls across our garden up over teh cliff edge.. which in  that picture is just 40ft metres from the top end panel you can see.. so anything growing up it would cause the fence to come down continously.. as my neighbour with their 7ft panel one keeps finding out each winter. basically i have my front wall the 5ft wide coastal path and then the cliff edge other side of that..

the little blue flowers are forget-me-nots... i love them.. they always add colour this time of year and look great with the red and yellow polyanthus.

Wintersong.. your garden looks lovely as always..

28/04/2013 at 08:55

chicky.. they are not a weed.. they were once given to a loved one or someone going away as a reminder of the giver.. hence the name "forget-me-not" and i love the story and the romance that goes with it i am a softy at heart really.

28/04/2013 at 09:02
gardeningfantic wrote (see)

Wintersong.. your garden looks lovely as always..


Thank you gardeningfantic, it's nice to see you and your garden still around these forums one year on.

28/04/2013 at 09:32

gardeningfantic -you're right, forget me nots are not weeds - I chose the wrong word.

However, I never planted them - they just came!  Bit like the stinking hellebores and the aquilegias - which are also most welcome.

Didn't know the reason behind the name though - nice story

28/04/2013 at 10:59

Going to try with photobucket. My garden is now looking springlike.


28/04/2013 at 11:04

It worked! So here is the terrace (could do with a clean and tidy-up) to show all the little plants that seeded themselves between the stones. Bet if I'd tried to do it myself it wouldn't have worked!


28/04/2013 at 11:17

Lizzie - your garden is SO beautiful.

Habe you been there long, and what was it like when you got there - have you had to do lots of things to it.  Love the stone of your house too - all mellow. 

You should have got MD to come visit on his French adventure !!  Beats the silly garden with all the wasted veg any day

28/04/2013 at 11:29

Thank you Chicky. I've been here since 1990. The house hadn't been lived in for 6 years and then only as a holiday home. It's an old farmhouse. The garden was the old farmyard but the previous people had pulled down the farm buildings and terraced it with 2 dividing walls. It was full of grass, nettles and brambles when we came. The topsoil was very thin as the house is built on rock and the farmyard was under the now lawn.

We had some topsoil delivered and a garden company to turn it into lawn and a professional to make the terrace. I dug all the beds afterwards. They didn't use weedkiller, just rotavated and flattened it so all the bindweed, couchgrass, nettles, brambles etc were still there but broken up into even more plants. Still having trouble with it! The topsoil was rubbish, full of clay,stones and roots. I spent the first winter picking it out before the garden people came in the spring.

The house was a mess too, so lots of work there as well. But I've had 23 years to do it in!

28/04/2013 at 18:37

The little one loves to water my allotment she also does sowing seeds and planting and she is only 4. 

28/04/2013 at 18:40


28/04/2013 at 18:45

 Some will have seen this one before...this is what it was  when I moved in in 2011

 And this is it so far now. Just put steps in at the bottom

28/04/2013 at 18:59

OW you have been busy - where are all the seeds you have been growing going to go?

Lizzie - it is an a inspiration to see what can be achieved! We have been here 6 Years  now, and some parts of the garden are starting to come together, but others have a long way to go. I love seeing what others have done with their gardens.

28/04/2013 at 19:00

Danny - what a cute smile ! Bet she keeps you entertained 

28/04/2013 at 19:06


This is my sons back garden which took my 6 months to transform.

It had 30 tree stumps in and was covered in ground elder,I now use it as my allotment 


28/04/2013 at 19:09

wow to Oakley Witch, Busy-Lizzie and dannyboy10.

You lot have been busy!