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Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 21:34

That made me laugh Nutcutlet - thanks - I needed that.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 21:33

 Thanks for the support - oh but you'll need that when you stand on your head,

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 21:29

Re photos - I give up!

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 21:27

Wisteria is really coming into its own this year. We've waited a long time for this type of flowering.

Now lets see if I can get these photos the right way up!

 (Looks ok now, but nthat about once I've pressed 'submit reply'?)

here goes...



What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 21:19

Lovely garden LeadFarmer, those beds are beautifully filled with form and colour. I should think you've earned that view from your armchair.

Plant ID please

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 21:11

Thankyou Nutcutlet, Fairygirl and Busy-Lizzie for your thoughts on my mystery plants.

Campanula does ring a bell with me (no pun intended) because we have had a lot of it over the years ever since we moved here. I remember my wife, who was the gardener, talking about it self seeding everywhere: she would have recognised it straight away. I now have to try to remember everything she taught me and I'm constantly unsure of stuff that's coming up now. I'm afraid of pulling out what she spent so much of her depleted energy putting in: her plants have all become a bit precious to me now.

I agree, Nutcutlet, that the first set seems much leafier up the stalk than the 2nd. And as I now try to remember what the campanula looked like in previous years I'm wondering whether they weren't much slimmer in the stalks than these (first pics) with a stem that seemed almost too tall and thin to support the weight? Or am I thinking of crocosmia? (A another memory coming back!)

As you all seem in agreement that the 2nd lot are weeds I'll have them out tomorrow. I thank you for that - its good to feel decisive again!

But I know I'll be back for some more identification advice. Thanks folks!


new border for boring garden

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 13:29

JanPan - it's a pain trying to get pics to work from an iPad on the forum. You are supposed to have a toolbar of about 17 icons (including one of a tree. My toolbar was missing but I didn't know it was supposed to be there (above the  window you type into).

In the end I emailed the webteam and have the toolbar at last.  Its not completely troublefree but I can post photos. Have you got the toolbar?

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 13:14

I shouldn't boot it, Wintersong, spade it! (Sorry, couldn't resist - the image was too strong)

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 13:09

Rain here too - it always was a bit risky voicing our enjoyment - of the sunshine (I'm keeping my voice down!!!) 

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 13:04

Ditto Artjak - definitely CH on, hot drinks and 'wet playtime' for the kids. Yes I know they're on hols from school - which is how they're here. We're all reading or painting pictures round the table except me on this forum. Cosy day (indoors!)

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