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Thanks for the lovely welcome MrsGarden, Busy-Lizzie, Potty Gardener. Great to know there are people out there!!! Only problem is I could sit here all day reading and not doing anything in the garden! Have been tackling a very prickly pyracantha this afternoon. Bought it as a "burgler deterrant" for the front window, but now I can hardly see through the window it is protecting. There are no berries on it this year and I've had very little flower this spring either so am hoping a good cut now (hopefully mostly the plant and not my arms) will help to bring the blossom back next year.
Will definately have a look at the Morning Forkers, thanks for that Busy-Lissie.
Potty gardener.....what seeds are you sowing now?
Caron if you go on the plants forum there is a seed share thread where we are sharing around our seeds.
Took these pix of my gate move - demolition and 'move' in progress:
and in it's new position with fence re instated:
just the step to make, and the entrance to sort, and the slabs to move and the neverending painting to do....not much really
Your a wonder women in the DIY side of things Fairygirl great job will keep you in mind when am going to change my top end of my backgarden well done.
Looks good Fairy.
Was coming on here to put on the fruits of my labours, finally finished the new bed/border! Next task is putting in the bulbs!!
And from the other angle. . . .
When you have finished painting yours, you could come and do mine? It's only a 120 foot garden!
all very impresive
I'll keep a low profile here I think. I have a fine weedy shambles at the moment though I'm seedsaving like mad.
Well ladies,you've both worked really hard and just look at the results! I must try n keep up! Trouble is finding a decent pic to post, may have a skirt round the garden with the camera tomorrow... Which reminds me verdun seems to have lost his !
Thanks all - I'll skip the painting Panda if you don't mind as I have fence painter's wrist.. Andy - I'll take a raincheck unless it only involves holding a hammer and eating cake!
Panda - you've done a great job. It's a lovely feeling to get plants into a new area. Have you put any new climbers in along your fence?
Thanks all. Am very proud of myself No climbers thought about, to be honest. They would be pretty much in shade all day, so if you (or anyone else) has any thoughts of what could go there. . . . ?
Fairy you really have done well with your fence you clever thing.
Panda that looks good.
It is really lovely to be able to see pics of so many different gardens with all the different ideas.
Having a bit of a red moment.
Very nice fidget.
Panda- Hydrangea petiolaris is ideal for shade- evergreen and flat white flowerheads. Some clematis and roses grow well in shade - try Taylors site for clematis and David Austin or Beales for roses.
Fairy - gate/fence looking good - all the structure is coming together, and soon it will be planting time
Panda - new bed is looking fab - make sure you keep the pictures coming next year as the plants all start filling the gaps. Agree with Fairy - the climbing hydrangea is great for a shady fence.
Fidget - loving that red - particularly the red catkin thing (is it amaranthus) - keep seeing that around this year - must try it for next - is it tricky ??
The red catkin thing is Amaranthus hypochondriacus. It is a species from mexico, that I grew from RHS seed. It is also known as princes feather. The seedlings were variable, and I only planted out the most red leaved ones. Some were green. The ones planted out early got to 5 foot and then keeled over in a wind. The tassels are supposed to be more upright. I intend leaving them for the birds in the winter, they are formimg seed now. I will put them on the seed list later. Treat as half hardy annual,need heat to germinate. There are a lot of cultivars around in the seed catalogues that are shorter and have more dangly sort of flowers.
New lavender, ivy and dianthus pots, carefully guarded by Cheeky and Snarly.
A belated welcome to the forum Caron4
Some hard work done here I see...planting, fencing etc. Well, I've been thinking of lots of work to do.......have a cuppa then another think of more work to do.
Nice garden pics folks
Thanks for the climbers advice. Will look into the Hydrangea, didn't know they came as climbers
Lovely pictures fidget and Mrs G
Verd, thought for a second you'd put a picture up of your garden! Still waiting an update
Did you take the 2nd pic from an upstairs window MrsG or were you bungee jumping? I know what you're like when you've had a few
PS Lovely pix!
I've got 2 bees - Mr Big Weary bee:
and Mr Hungry bee:
Mr Hungry Bee is SO cute !!!
Are you sure Mr Hungry bee is not Mrs?