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Posted: 23/06/2014 at 22:53

Rain reached us late this evening. Not much, just enough to wet the whistle of our gardens!!  Saved us a job watering though.  Very muggy.

Have ordered the perennial offer in GW mag today too.  The last lot I got doing really well, grew them on and now all planted out in the garden.  They'll be good mature plants ready to flower next year.  I think I'll end up with loads, so may plant a few at the allotment too.


gardening for a living

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 22:43

Good luck with your dream Kevin.  If it's within your reach, then grab it with both hands.  I would really love to take a leap of faith and change from working in an office to carry out gardening.  But the usual constraints of life sometimes hold us back, so at the moment I have to enjoy it as a hobby. But I like to offer advice if asked, help out and share my self grown plants with friends and family.  One day perhaps . . . . . . .

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 22:39

Just finished potting up plants in the greenhouse at 10.30pm.  Only stopped because I couldn't see anymore!  Anyway, some gorgeous pictures of your gardens guys.  I have garden envy.  Our back garden is coming along and I have set lots of perennials to grow on for next summer etc so my garden is evolving nicely.  I have had more time to spend on it this year, so it's becoming a labour of love, a hobby I'm enjoying immensely.  We are also living the good life with our allotment. Enjoying the soft fruits at the moment is so rewarding.   

I will have to try and get some pictures of both on here soon. 

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Posted: 19/06/2014 at 22:48

Once again such lovely pictures of everyones gardens. 

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Posted: 17/06/2014 at 23:11

Lychnis chalcedonica or Maltese cross Mrs G.



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Posted: 16/06/2014 at 23:08

LesleyK sorry I only just saw your question about the red flower in my piccies. It's Lychnis chalcedonica. Or maltese cross as its also called. I have taken seeds from last year to try and grow more. They are only around two inches. The one in the picture is 3ft ish.

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Posted: 10/06/2014 at 23:05

I promised a  piccy  of one of my clematis in flower.  Not sure of it's name.. and some other shots this evening.






 sorry not sure why pictures appear sideways,

Lush garden, all growing really well. 

Can anyone tell me what these are please?

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 22:26

Looks like spinach, gone to seed.


Posted: 02/06/2014 at 22:10

Spelling awful - I meant 'Looking'


Posted: 02/06/2014 at 22:10

Absolutely beautiful.  Lookinf forward to seeing the poppies in my garden now.  They are not quite at the stage of yours yet

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what utter confusion!

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Can you give me some advice on Passion Flowers?

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