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Loving the Tulips Kate, especially the Purple ones. Are they Purple Prince or Blue Amiable?
Wintersong-can you not save any of the the pampas?
-every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.
(not original -I nicked it)
I will be exploring further tomorrow when I recover from my aches and pains. The soil hasn't been dug in that area for more than a decade, so I'm in for some serious exercise.
If I can save part or parts of it I will certainly will! The outside edges are still living but its sheer size might make division problematic.
Its huge and acts as a privacy screen for our little sun spot, so the neighbours can't see me sunbathing. Hubby has already volunteered to build some trellis and an arbour to sit in the same corner so I might end up with the same quality of privacy,a new vista and a baby Pampas that I can watch from my kitchen window through the winter. That would be a great ending to this story, especially since I seem to be making enormous holes in my garden sudden when I had done so much autumn planting to fill those gaps.
Oh well, the joys of having a large garden
Wintersong a new border is sooooooooo exciting.
Felt inspired and just took these-
Lovely pics Geoff, though I think you may have been on the sauce for number 4! I bought some liner for my hanging baskets (only cheap), which aren't covered like yours with lovely weaved baskets and the birds are gradually picking them to pieces for their nests. Hope the begonias inside will survive all the abuse!
Koala, wasn't that nice of Inka to give me your Strawberries! Please ask your Dad to pamper them whilst you're away, so that I can enjoy a bumper crop
Lovely photos Geoff, you have sunshine, we have rain.
Yvie the purple tulip is Negrita
Yvie-I am no David Bailey but one tries-haven't really got the patience
Warm and sunny in south devon today, did all the gardening stuff first thing, opened the greenhouse, went off fishing came back and it was 33 degrees! Poor little seedlings are hanging their shrivelled heads.
seaside oldie I think that when it warms up, we are all going to get taken by surprise.
Geoff, the angle on the last photo is perfect, if it was slightly cropped so that you included the chain and basket for interest and continuity but less wall...(that distracts the eye) well, I would put that as a perfect pic! The colours of the Viola are really beautiful.
Loving that Negrita Tulip kate. Thanks for the name. I'll add that to my never ending gardening list called 'I want'.
Only joking with the camera Geoff. Love seeing your piccys. x
I see my lovely DD boys are headlining the Olympics concert! Some fool had the temerity to suggest those spotty oiks, One Direction, as an alternative! Ha!
Phew, just got the lawn cut before down came the rain! Yesterday's warm weather had actually dried it off really well- considering it was skwelchy (!) yesterday when I was hanging out the washing.
Managed to get the shopping done & have a coffee out in between umpteen phone calls etc etc. Think have phoned everyone back........
The wind yesterday had removed the cloche lid yet again- definite brick on top now!
Anybody tried growing courgettes on top of a compost bin/heap? Have 4 really healthy seedlings & only space for 2, so just wondered ..... J.
See Wintersong understands my shortcomings-don't worry Yvie I can take it
I did notice that a few weeks back the temperature range in the greenhouse within a few hours was 40C
Seaside oldie,figrat you have both done well -have some cake
It certainly was a surprise Kate, and I didn't catch a thing! Cake a fine idea.
Wintersong-have been fiddling-not sure it acheived anything
Ok, man-up Geoffrey! Stop sucking up to Winter , She'll see through your puppy-dog eyes soon enough, mark my words . You little charmer, you.
You're as busy as ever Jo. I've never grown Courgettes, or anything else on a compost heap. I don't like Courgettes.