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01/06/2013 at 18:00


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01/06/2013 at 18:04

I dunnit! I dunnit! I dunnit! 

01/06/2013 at 18:05

I knew you were lurking WS

01/06/2013 at 18:09

Am very disappointed Birdy, thought you had the hanging gardens of Breckland

01/06/2013 at 18:18



01/06/2013 at 18:19

Have been admiring the peonies all week in my area, just love that velvety deep red one the best

01/06/2013 at 18:19

Don't knock it Artjak. You're supposed to admire them - the peonies, that is - (the photos are just at my normal high standard) 

 Thankyou Wintersong.

PS Actually, it was quite funny AJ 



01/06/2013 at 18:31

Gorgeous colour that peony Birdy. Shines out of the photo. Worth the wait! Mine aren't out yet, but I don't have a red one.

01/06/2013 at 18:39
01/06/2013 at 18:43

Thanks B-L. Mine aren't yet at their best. Once they're all blooming, and assuming they've not all been knocked flat by freak weather, I'll do another photo shoot. (I'll have to call back the firm of acrobats I like to work with for the special angles I like to achieve) 

01/06/2013 at 18:47

Birdy, just take the photos upside-down

01/06/2013 at 18:51

said before no problem here just turn my lap top so pic is right way up 

Lovely photos no matter which way they are

01/06/2013 at 19:56

They are lovely.  I have a similar one but it hasn't flowered yet, it's being overshadowed by an overgrown and ill-placed crab apple tree which will have to be ripped out soon.  Any tips on how you got the last photo the right way up?


01/06/2013 at 20:09

Birdy....for once....words fail me!!!!!

Terrific peonies my love! Well worth persevering!! 

01/06/2013 at 20:44

Hi all

This pic is after my first planting. Waiting for global warming to see the next stage



01/06/2013 at 20:50

Love the colours in the bottom pic Reiver

01/06/2013 at 21:37

Nice plants Reiver, Like the greenhouse too in the top picture.

Here's an idea I got from the RHS Cardiff flower show in April. I had a Pergola made 2 seasons ago specifically because I've always wanted a Wisteria (that's it on the far left post in top picture. The idea though? Growing Swiss Chard in containers. I've made some shelves to go between the uprights of the Pergola and put Swiss Chard 'Bright Lights' in the top one and sown Beetroot 'Alto' in the lower one. Btw the shelves are level it's me that's leaning! - the shelf at the other end of the Pergola has Strawberry plants in it for 2 strawberry loving grand daughters!


01/06/2013 at 21:52

Great idea