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Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 22:55

What about "Purple Rain"?

I love these violas. Bought them as plugs last autumn.

 And this is my new bed now it's almost done.


Pruning a hornbeam hedge

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 22:29

It will make it more dense. It's still quite young so it's not a problem yet. The time to prune hornbeam hedges is August/September. You can do it with a hedge cutter, cutting the sides and along the top, keeping the bottom a bit wider than the top, not just straight up. I have one. Eventually it will get tall, even with cutting it and then it can be shortened by cutting the top off, but then mine is over 20 years old.

Planting clematis - distance?

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 21:49

It also depends what variety they are. Clematis montana (an early one) can grow very big. So can clematis armandii.

does anyone know what it is??

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 21:44

Couldn't be a centurea could it? Perennial cornflower.


Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 19:45

Here's your prize, Verdun.


Evergreen Hedge

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 17:56

It can be managed if it is clipped or pruned. Eleagnus, privet, photinia Red Robin, escallonia. Here is a site with lots of suggestions.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 16:39

Sun and cloud in Dordogne 18°.

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 08:38

Birds don't usually fly into mirrors unless they feel agressive, eg mating season. As they approach the mirror they see themselves and think it is another bird. It's not like windows when the glass is clear.

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 23:02

Snap for hydrangea, Fairygirl. Petiolaris is the only one that likes it here anyway.


Posted: 22/04/2013 at 22:59

Super looking cakes.

My Mother-in-law gave me some London's Pride when we moved into our first house in 1973. I took some with me when we moved to Kent in 1978. Then we moved to France in 1985 and to our 2nd house in France in 1990 and then my Sister-in-law gave me some which I still have in 2 places. She said I had given it to her. Now you've reminded me I think I'll put some in the shady end of my new bed.

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Garden Gallery 2014

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