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12/05/2012 at 18:37
Well to be honest knew it was rhubarb, but hey...if it was spinach!!!
12/05/2012 at 18:39

@Inkadog, here yah go

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/7544.jpg?width=582&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/7545.jpg?width=640&height=350&mode=max

 It might not be to everyone's taste, but I'm blimming over the moon with it.

12/05/2012 at 18:41
@ Wintersong - I know just what you mean by diddling round for ages until you hit the right combo. I have a spot which just needs the perfect punctuation point, think I'm on version # 97 at the moment.
12/05/2012 at 18:41
Nice!
12/05/2012 at 18:43
My garden's on so many levels it's like playing 3d chess.
12/05/2012 at 18:44

@figrat, I guess garden designers just have the knack, but its much more satisfying when we do it ourselves.

12/05/2012 at 18:51

I would love a change in levels. I think it adds so much interest to a garden and I am much better at placing plants off existing structures or landscaping than arranging a flat empty bed.

It's really stupid that I am a competent artist in so many other crafts and hobbies and understand colour and composition naturally and yet I dither and faff about like some numpty in the garden. My hubby says, just plant it already...but I can't be satified with less than perfection  

12/05/2012 at 18:57

@lilylousie.. WOW!!! what can i say.. your garden is absobutely gorgeous.. it is well ebtablished.. and must take all day to walk round and weed.. the front garden colour palet is lush.. i feel very envious.. i hope mine to be like that when it gets going..

@wintersong.. yes a phot please..

@inkadog.. would aso love to see a video of your friends Zona's garden also..

@figrat.. you have been busy.. i think everyone and their dog has been out mowing theirs lawns today..

i have been in garden also.. weeding tidying up lawn edges and general standing and admiring my amazing bearded iris.. 2 years i have been waiting for it to flower.. didnt know the colour at all.. so here it is.

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/7546.bmp?width=678&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/7547.bmp?width=596&height=350&mode=max

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12/05/2012 at 19:00

@wintersong.. sorry picie up.. my settings should send me to last post..but not doing it..aarrggh... only just got last ones.. any way the combination is great

@figrat.. i would love a garden of different levesl.. so much scope for height and depth..

12/05/2012 at 19:01

@Gardenfantic, oh how lovely this is. I am still biding my time for an Iris, as I want the colour to match its place of which, I am not yet decided.

12/05/2012 at 19:05

@wintersong.. it is gorgeous isnt it.. i love iris's and bearded ones more so.. i have a deep dark purple velvet one in garden.. with most gorgeous yellow centre.. and a gorgeous deep orange dwarf one to.. if you want any let me know when i split them late in year i can send you some.

12/05/2012 at 19:26

@gardenfantic, oh how kind of you.

12/05/2012 at 19:49

Hi Guy's! Another produtive day at the plot!!

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/7550.jpg?width=640&height=350&mode=max

12/05/2012 at 19:54

@Dean Lovett, Oh you are just the superstar of allotments!

12/05/2012 at 19:57

Thinking a few old beers n a nice curry in order!! 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/7552.jpg?width=640&height=350&mode=max

12/05/2012 at 19:58
Also an iris lover. Have a bog standard blue jobbie out now, a clump of iris sibirica which will erupt in a month or so, and a happy clump of iris unguicularis which flowers through the winter. Never had much luck with bulb Dutch irises though.
12/05/2012 at 20:01
And of course the lovely little retculatas.
12/05/2012 at 20:13

And if anybody asks me to build a greenhouse for pupose sake! My reply would be! "I would rather eat my own children" Lol!! But it's done! Another big job out of the way!!! Thank God!! n what a day weatherwise to do it!! It's been Gorgeous! 

@Wintersong, Need some fence staining doing! Got a spare brush if ya got a mo! Lol!!

12/05/2012 at 20:20

@Dean Lovett, cheeky.

12/05/2012 at 20:44

@ Dean, I have the baby brother to your greenhouse, and hubby swore never again after building it!  So worth it though.

@ Inkadog, respect to your friend! Wow!

@ Wintersong, beautiful pics as ever

Fabulous sunny day here in Pembrokeshire.  Didn't do much in the garden, too busy trying to get as much washing done and out while the drying is free!  I sowed more Lollo Rossa, Rocket and mixed leaf salad, and some pumpkins.  I saved some seeds from a shop bought pumpkin last Hallowe'en after my plant failed, so I'm not sure how well they will do.  Also sowed some Cat Grass to try to tempt Marmite to stay home a bit more, out of the neighbours' garden.  Fingers crossed!