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Posted: 06/06/2013 at 21:22

Fairy G, in principle I agree with you about pink and yellow together but there is a wonderful painting by Fragonard where the parasol is, I think pink and the dress is yellow and to my astonishment it not only works but it really sings. I know what you mean about Ikea colours


Posted: 06/06/2013 at 13:38

Blueboots, I find this superstion thing drives me nuts; I had clients who didn't want green in a room because it was bad luck, at which point I had to ask, 'Is your lawn unlucky?'

Screening ideas

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 13:36

RedD, you could place pots in saucers and then use those little plastic 'feet' to raise them above decking


Posted: 06/06/2013 at 11:30

GG and FairyG, I've spent my whole working life on my feet and am fairly obsessed about looking after them; they get massaged with cream every morning after the shower, if they are at all uncomfortable I lie on my back with feet up in the air And I wear comfortable shoes at all times, in summer it is those hideous sports sandals. They get looked after far better than my hands, which always look like a navvy's.

Best tasting early peas

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 11:24

Strangely, this is the first year ever that my peas have germinated and flourished; they are totally protected from pigeons with sturdy mesh and bamboo. I think it is the birds that get them when they first appear.

Screening ideas

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 11:21


 I don't know if this would help, top is pic of trellis gate closed, backed with fine green plastic mesh, bottom is gate open to reveal oil tank and spare calor gas cylinder.

Clearing gravel and roots ready for lawn

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 11:16

You may have to just dig them up, cut them with secateurs or a saw. If the earth is very compacted you would want to dig it over and feed it.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 11:12

Singy, I plant garlic in the autumn, perhaps that could work for you; love the flower pic at night.


 Top; flax, my camera doesn't do blue very well, but it is very intense. A clematis whose name I don't know, probably bought cheap at Wilkinson's or similar.

Those lovely 'perenial' foxgloves being touted

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 11:08

Oh dear, mine finally arrived and are now in the ground

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 11:07

Dove, I love your woodland shady area, I can imagine sitting there on a very hot summer's day (I have a good imagination)

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Plant photos from French hols

Various intriguing things 
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Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Slow cookers

Any advice welcome 
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Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Apple Day

Info about this 
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Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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Weed Killer and compost bins

A response to a thread I can't find 
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Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
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Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
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Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
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ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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