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2014

Posted: Today at 09:17

Your flowers are really holding their colour Marion, lovely to see and I'm tempted to grow tomatoes again particularly as you reminded me of the smaller varieties - hanging baskets would make good use of my limited space here. Now why didn't I think lf that?!

Plum tomatoes sound intriguing LindaTaylor, are you getting many on the plant?

Flumpy1 your photo really does capture the heat! 80???C in the shade by 4pm here yesterday.

Cooling breeze today so it was an early start at the allotment again, I wasn't the only one! Now home, cup of tea to hand and enjoying the shade.

 

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: Today at 08:56

 Morning everyone, great conversations here  Just catching up. 

Beaus Mum, I would love to see how you arrange the flowers you cut from your garden,  which containers and so on, often feel at a loss to show them at their best. Sweetpeas, from earlier Garden posts (VictoriaSponge), always look lovely, and read somewhere recently that achemilla mollis looks good with roses ( apologies to whoever posted - must check ) so that's a start for me! 

 

Small front garden design

Posted: Today at 08:36

My front garden is small and triangular, bound by the front house wall and adjoining porch wall. The length is the pathway from the front to the side of the house.South facing with shade from tree.

Have played it safe for many years with a  pyracantha in the corner, wisteria up and over the window, crocus for spring colour and a glorious Leucanthemum vulgare in the centre, ground cover of bark.

Additions of a clematis for porch wall and hardy geranium just don't seem right so will move them in the autumn.

Feel the need for a change of planting so finding your comments useful. Don't feel I can add any more to what has been suggested but perhaps my plants may offer another choice.

Small front garden design

Posted: Today at 08:36

Just re-read: thinking roses to replace Leucanthemum.  

Small front garden design

Posted: Today at 08:32

My front garden is small and triangular, bound by the front house wall and adjoining porch wall. The length is the pathway from the front to the side of the house.South facing with shade from tree.

Have played it safe for many years with a  pyracantha in the corner, wisteria up and over the window, crocus for spring colour and a glorious Leucanthemum vulgare in the centre, ground cover of bark.

Additions of a clematis for porch wall and hardy geranium just don't seem right so will move them in the autumn.

Feel the need for a change of planting so finding your comments useful. Don't feel I can add any more to what has been suggested but perhaps my plants may offer another choice.

2014

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 13:17

  the water butt is half full and I had buckets under the run-off from the shed roof, so the pots are watered, lawn is growing and the cabbage white has found my sprouts which I have started off pre planting in the allotment.   So I'm researching companion planting for vegetables. Interesting, lots of good advice on this forum.

I will be listening to radio 4 too, feet up time for me in this heat.

2014

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 19:48

     

 Edd, you are  mistaken  check the thread  

What is called a 'Freudian slip' there Flumpy1 

Bad year for Impatiens?

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 19:39

A lovely deep pink Flora rosa, and a nice shape too 

Orchid Lady, have you grown yours from seed/cuttings? I found last year that my cuttings didn't do well, good leaf growth but few flowers. Mind, that could have been me - new to taking cuttings! This plant was part of a patio collection, so standard colour I think.

2014

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 14:28

   know the feeling Flumpy1!

quite warm in the sun, lots of cloud, the pond has filled up and I think the water lily is drowning,  can just see the tip of the flower but hasn't opened yet. Too bright to take photos .

2014

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 09:18

  good morning, yes much better if wet! Some deadheading of roses and tidying up  of geraniums with a bit of weeding as they are easy to pull after the rain. Thankfully I'm not needed at the allotment today (a no-dig garden us looking more attractive than ever!) So a quiet day  

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