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Blank flowerbed

Posted: 29/12/2013 at 23:15

Do you like clematis? I would put up some support wires (are you allowed?) and grow some up the fence.

Hardy geraniums are easy to grow, many varieties and some are OK with shadier places. I like the sound of shrubs, but not too big, and perennials for a softer look.

What perennials are ŷou currently obsessed about for next year?

Posted: 29/12/2013 at 23:01

2013 was the year of the Michaelmas daisy for me. Hadn't been tempted much before as you have to wait so long for them. Planted 7 varieties I hadn't got and it was worth the wait. Also planted 3 more pulmonarias that I bought in England, only had one before. Don't see them in the French GCs. They grow wild here so conditions should be OK.

Don't know what it will be for 2014, not much room left anyway.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/12/2013 at 22:53

Been feeling rather flat and tired today, perhaps aftermath of Christmas.

But have been planning holiday in June to Shropshire. Has anyone been to David Austin's rose garden? Can anyone recommend any gardens to visit between Shrewsbury, Ludlow and Leominster?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/12/2013 at 22:46

Sorry, Gardengirl, they were your bulbs. Senior moment, they were on the previous page. Was a bit worried about mine so dug about a bit with my fingers and found iris reticulata shoots half an inch underground. I expect snowdrops are coming up by now but didn't want to walk across the sodden lawn.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/12/2013 at 18:42

Mirabelle's are cherry plums. Mine had little yellow plums the size of Gardener's Delight tomatoes. They make good jam and can be used in pies, tarts and clafoutis, also can be eaten raw.

new border for boring garden

Posted: 28/12/2013 at 18:33

If finances run to it, I think that's a great idea from Bob. As well as raising the path it would look so much better. Straight concrete paths aren't very attractive.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/12/2013 at 13:59

Wow! to your bulbs, Dove. Nothing showing here, looked this morning in the rain, but shouldn't be long now - unless they've all rotted!

My dog's 11th birthday today, Border Collie. But no more treats left, he's already had the leftovers from the guinea fowl Christmas lunch and I haven't been shopping since.

I've put on about 3lbs over Christmas, but not New Year yet, diet on hold!

Planted Mirabelle yesterday which friend gave me. I'd re-potted it in the Spring thinking it was too small to go in the lawn and it's grown a lot and masses of roots, quite heavy.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/12/2013 at 08:59

Morning all.

That sounds like a fun walk KEF. What a coincidence.

Hope back is better soon, Clarington.

Must hide the chocs. Ate too many yesterday and felt

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/12/2013 at 16:35

Hope your Pa is feeling brighter today Dove. What a worry on Christmas Day.

Good luck with your knee John. Everyone I know who's had a new knee says it's wonderful. No more arthritis.

Small Dahlia Tubers

Posted: 26/12/2013 at 14:36

Hello Cody, thanks for the tip, good to know. Hope you had a good Christmas.

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