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26/06/2013 at 22:30

Clive - what a shame you are missing it - but pics are the next best thing.

Lover the clematis - beautiful colour

26/06/2013 at 22:50

Home in just over a week so hopefully won't miss too much. 10 days at home and then away with work again so am hoping my salad spuds shoud be ready and we can enjoy them with some BBQ action, weather permitting!!

27/06/2013 at 01:07

Hey folks, I put one up myself about my garden but then saw this so thought I would add them here too so you can see the difference since January this year  A lot of hard work and its in its first year so will hopefully improve and fill out in the next couple of years. Everything has been grown from seed other than a couple of things I fetched from the cottage

 I also now have a rescue dog who is making my lawn polkadot

27/06/2013 at 06:10

Well done Oakley Witch. You must be pleased with what you have done and it will only get better and better

27/06/2013 at 20:24


Garden project 2 almost done!  Grandaughter's play space!



27/06/2013 at 20:31


Garden project 2 almost done!  Grandaughter's play space!



27/06/2013 at 20:33

Opp's! Burp'd! Excuse me! 

27/06/2013 at 20:35

that looks structurally sound Deano, that'll be there for the great grandchildren

lovely piece of work

27/06/2013 at 20:35

Dean, what a great grandad you are, great job and she will have endless pleasure from it.

27/06/2013 at 20:37

Wow Deano, you really know how to play in style!

Clivealive, I am loving loving loving your zantedeschia! Amazing colour. Truly envious

27/06/2013 at 22:02

Hi Wintersong, thank you. Lindsey chose that one and I chose a "black" one called Black Star which has very dark plum coloured stems too and looks stunning. We picked them up at Gardeners World Live a couple of weekends ago for £16 for the two. Superbly healthy plants which seem to have transplanted well to their new homes. I'm hoping to divide them next spring as en masse they should look even more amazing!

27/06/2013 at 22:17

ooo love it. 



27/06/2013 at 22:22

white with footprints, my favourite Digitalis purpurea

28/06/2013 at 04:06

Wintersong the Calla Lily in my photo is called Picasso if you are interested. Clive

28/06/2013 at 06:44

Hmmm, id forgotten I'd posted that photo last night...

I've never planted a foxglove, they just chose to live in my garden a couple of years ago. The gorgeous white one appeared last year and I've been holding my breath waiting to see if it would return. Sure enough she's here again along with a couple of sisters, and some purple cousins.

Nut - so purpurea doesn't just mean the purple ones then? A lot to learn...

28/06/2013 at 07:08

you can plant afree tree for the one you love!
it´s absolutely unique and tender
save the planet and make a awesome gift

28/06/2013 at 07:12

Lovely  pics again all.  Saw a totally white foxglove on the way to work last night and fell in love........

28/06/2013 at 09:14
MrsGarden wrote (see)

Nut - so purpurea doesn't just mean the purple ones then? A lot to learn...

I am not 100% on this, but i think any that contain purple will be called purpurea, so in this instance the footprints are purple.

I think the exact name for it is "digitalis purpurea albiflora" its featured in July's GW magazine.

28/06/2013 at 09:34

Digitalis purpurea is the species, albiflora is a whiteform, there are loads of cultivars, Exelsior hybrids, sutton's Apricot, all sorts but they're all from the wild Digitalis purpurea. 

Those Illumination Pinks are a hybrid between this and an Isoplexis from the Canary Islands, hence not so hardy.


28/06/2013 at 10:57

 my garden  at the beginning off June
and now end off June