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Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 12:09

John H: thanks for redirecting me to Bev's earlier poouting the thread Pics of wild flower verges along roads. I hadn't been following that thread.

It seems now that the flower has been identified as Sweet Rocket. I did an image search and was interested to find fit comes in a number of different coloured varieties too: I wondered if it might be nice to mix them, say in a pot or hanging basket.

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 22:51

(Amazing - photos are right way up! 

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 22:45


After cool start weather came out fine again. Cut back lawns, cleared massive quantity of prunings from the Victoria Plum. Completely filled builders - the type used to deliver 1 ton of shingle. Amazingly I could still lift it Into the car! 

I'm expecting great fruiting now, if not this year then next.




Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 22:37

Typo in last post, Sorry. Last question should have read 'Isn't it a clematis?'

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 22:32

Bev: What a beautiful use you have made of limited space. It's full of form, colours and imagination.

John H: re the flower you are trying to identify - if you are talking about the large pinkish flower in Bevs 8th photo of her house front, isn't a clematis?

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Posted: 05/06/2013 at 15:47
gardeningfantic wrote (see)

oh yes they do indeed.. i collct fir cones when out and about as the dont like going over those.. also seaweed .. just pop down the path to the beach and collect it once aweek.. that stops them..

must admit i was told of this way by a passerby who stopped to chat about gardens etc.. and they told me get seaweed.. its free.. and good for the soil and stops the slugs and it does.

Brilliant about the fir cones with two pine trees I get masses of them and now I have a use for them. Win! Win! (Now, who's going to volunteer to pick them up for me?  No-one? OK I'll do it )

ah! Sandpaper, Fairygirl! Got that too! 

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Posted: 05/06/2013 at 13:41
gardeningfantic wrote (see)

love hostas.. and i must admit i split mine every two years.. as it is such an on goin job otherwise.. as they just keeping getting bigger..

And so do the slugs

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Posted: 05/06/2013 at 13:33
John Harding wrote (see)

The Hosta had just about outgrown its pot last season so a couple of months ago OH decided to split it and put part of it under the apple tree: it does seem to like it there



I probably should have divided some of our Hostas when GW advised, but I'd forgotten some of them were there and frankly thought everything had died in the awful winter.

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Posted: 05/06/2013 at 11:01

Beautiful Clematis, John! And a lovely healthy looking Hosta in pic 2. 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 23:08


Tried to post photos but all wrong orientation again.

Try again tomorrow 

just realised - am on the wrong thread! 


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