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Romanesco? Looks lovely. Tried one for Xmas last year, not home grown though.

Stacey Docherty

My woodland project for this/Next year 

 The garden room 

Stacey Docherty

 My 2.5 year olds first attempt at growing plants!! It now has 15 massive runner beans on it ( for those of you that saw my climber question this is the shed in question,)

Stacey Docherty

A better look at my garden project


 No idea why it's upside down


Stacey Docherty

Daisy head and chicly omg I have towns of them asleep on my echinacea most days!!!! I just assumed they had eaten too much and were sleeping it off lmao!!


i think you may be right about the beessleeping it off Stacey. I see them rolling around upside down in the eryngiums

John Harding

Is it soemthing to do with Eryngium? I notice a sleepy bumble bee on the path today beside the Eryngium - maybe the nectar of Eryngium is intoxicating for bees?


TPG that looks very welcoming nice colours. What's your plans for the garden room stacey, looks lovely.

Stacey Docherty

Zombie Gardner, it's a play room for my lo to decant some of the toys out of the living room!!! In the autum we are moving the raised beds to accommodate the garden swing then I will be planting to the right. Gonna have some Japanese anemones, and thanks to people here some thalictrum and fox gloves and try to keep the " wild woodland feel" will plant some hellibores of course... I cross pollinated a couple this year and planted them up.... Will see what happens oh and some ferns

Morning stacey

Cant grow too many hellebores

I would reconsider planting Japanese anemones.  They are invasive plants and can be difficult to control or eradicate.  For autumn colour try rudbekias, aster frikartii monch or a jap anemone hybrid called Wild Swan


That's a beautiful poppy Stacey. My favourite colour for the garden. You have a great project there with the garden room - could have done with one of those when mine were young! 

The ferns will be lovely there- things like Dicentras and Hostas will be good too, and if you like a 'jungly' feel with some big foliage, Fatsia would be great. The children would like that!

Stacey Docherty

VerdunVerdins n I have started my hellibore collection along the fence to the left ( 15 so far!!) got a great selection from crocus at one of their sales most harvington doubles.... I have attempted to x a harvington pink speckled with a stunning double chocolate!! We will see. I also have wild garlic and snow drops for the spring all on the left and under a rhododendron. Thanks for the advice about the jap anenome I was thinking of I never thought of rudbekia I love them sooooo much I have a great dwarf one ATM so they will go on the list as well

fairy girl you responded with dicentras to an earlier post and they are firmly on my list and you suggested thalictrum which I now have a load of seeds waiting to be sown in January!!!! 



Read the threads last night and now joined - my first post!  This place seems very friendly and I have enjoyed reading all your comments and looking at your pictures

Am very new to gardening and have a long garden that I am slowly making my own. By comparison it is shabby (work in progress) and I doubt I'll be putting on many photos.  That said, here is a pic of my (haha) Hollyhocks! Fingers crossed they come back next year as tall they ain't!  Planted at the back of a thankfully thin/narrow border they are just visible.



Hi 4th panda, welcome.

Your hollyhocks may be small but I can't see any rust. I love hollyhocks but rust is a big problem for me in any member of that family


The potty gardener

Stacey that poppy is lovely, really unusual. It will be nice for you chidren tohave some space for all their things.

4th panda welcome. The forum is full of really nice people- Thank you everyone for such lovely comments about my pics. There are some really knowledgeable people on here if ever you need any help. It's also  really great place for a chat if that's what you want.



 just dug up my first spuds these are from one tuber


Archie - that's why we do it - they always taste so much nicer when they are your own