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08/08/2013 at 21:23

Looking great already John . You'll have plenty for everyone with that tomato! 

Just took a pic of my ligularia which has lots of flowers appearing now. Loads of bees on it the other day - but tonight this little one was sitting very quietly having a rest:


10/08/2013 at 13:54

Heres how one of my borders changes through the seasons:


 And now:

 Its like one of those books I had when I was little where you painted over with water and all the colours changed like magic

10/08/2013 at 13:57

Amazing Chicky your garden looks so colourful and pretty

10/08/2013 at 15:57

That time if the month again Take a walk around as it was last night.

or if you prefer a Slide show.

14/08/2013 at 10:37

It's strange, plant 2 isolated plants at completely different times and they blend so well without any planning:

 Hips from Rosa Glauca and Crocosmia masonarium (I think)

14/08/2013 at 19:17

Some lovely pics. Yellow seems to be the colour of the moment

14/08/2013 at 19:27

Love the borders chicky, an dthe colours Matty.

(thanks potty, I keep losing the thread, can't follow it or see it anywhere for last few weeks)

Went to mums today, her garden is a riot of colour...


14/08/2013 at 20:08

Your mum's garden is lovely and bright MrsG. 

If you click on hot threads or latest posts you'll then see a link called followed threads. Any  thread you've posted on should come up on there. When the site was a bit hit and miss recently it was a bit off too, but usually it's fine.

14/08/2013 at 20:27

thanks FG but its been missing on followed since before then, even after I've posted on it. I've even looked for it in latest with the date but its not been there. Can't work out how to add it to followed from profile, there seems only an option not to follow.thunk it was little Ann up last time for me.

15/08/2013 at 09:26

I just followed  my own advice MrsG and it's not on mine either - d'oh!! 

The othe roption is to type it into the 'search' window right at the top of the page- that might work.

I'm off to try that now!

15/08/2013 at 09:28

That worked MrsG 

18/08/2013 at 10:22

Took some pix of sweet pea Cathy this morning growing up a wigwam of canes in a pot. Lovely scent.

 These ones are growing up the handrail beside my back door along with a clematis. All quite happy together in the same pot!


18/08/2013 at 10:45

FG- can smell them from here!

Rabbit clobbered all mine this year, they never really recovered.  Next year i am reserving space for them in the new veg patch - will use the Beechgrove idea of growing them up net frames. 

18/08/2013 at 11:12

We had same problem at last house chick but we had a huge pot about 3' high which previous owners left and I grew some in that when we were selling. It was too high for them to jump up into!

18/08/2013 at 17:57

Lovely pics Mrs Garden.

Fairygirl those sweetpeas are beautiful. Has made me think I may put white with just a single dark colour next year. Then the other wigwam mixed.

18/08/2013 at 18:36

pg - I've got a mix of Cupani and Cathy in two large terracotta pots. The Cupani are dark purple and a lighter shade on the same flower. I thought I put a pic on here but I think it was on Verd's 'star in the garden' thread. There are some nice dark sweet peas but i always grow Cupani -not sure why! They're slightly smaller than the more usual s.peas but beautiful perfume.

Cathy Cupani would be a good forum name!

Found the pic


18/08/2013 at 20:59


Hello, I'm new around here but have been reading loads having fallen in love with my garden this year for he first time afte 10 years of neglect. With an awful lot of elbow grease I'm pleased with the results although lots more to do and loads to learn.



18/08/2013 at 21:04

Hi Georgie, welcome. It doesn't look neglected now. That's lovely

18/08/2013 at 21:23

Thanks nutcutlet, there seems so much to learn!  Am taking it in bit's size chunks

18/08/2013 at 21:41

Georgie thats a garden to be proud of- beautiful