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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

Garden Gallery 2013

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! 


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 22:57

Finished pruning my neglected Victoria plum.

Have a mountain of branches to dump  but at least I can at last see sunlight  fresh air (although fewer plums)!through the whole tree at last.

Should crop better from now on, as long as it is grateful for what I have done for it!


Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 14:42

Another great idea, little-ann (as we're both the others). Re alternative uses for bottles, did you see John Harding's idea using a water cooler bottle as a cloche. I'm all for recycling when there is a really practical alternative use for stuff we throw away.

As to your 'challenge'  I suppose there is a visual parallel to the nursery rhyme about living in a shoe! 

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 12:46


I think the bottle sprinkler is a brilliant bit of improvisation. On first reading of your post I thought I was looking at a device called a little-ann. If I ever need one that's what I'll call it.

And as for the display of grass I almost don't dare (but again I can't resist ) I just feel the two photos together smack (!)  of some sort of visual Cockney rhyming slang... Naughty!

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