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Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 08:43

Just clicked on Dean's photos and they do enlarge.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 08:42

That's the same as on a laptop!

I had suggested using photobucket because there was a problem with this site and the photos came out small with whit edges. Normally you should be able to click on a photo here and it should enlarge, but the site has has problems with that too. It works if you use photobucket.

Pretty hanging basket Dean.


Posted: 23/05/2013 at 08:35

Morning all, windy, grey sky. So much to do outside after all the rain we've had, don't know where to start.

How late is this 'spring'?

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 08:32

About 3 years ago I had a garden party for charity the end of May. It was 2° and there was sleet, people still laugh about it, but now they say it was snow! Last year I held it in June and it poured. I live in Dordogne! Cold wet spring here too. A lot is late but the roses are starting to come out.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 23:17

Well done GG, it looks lovely. Your own little Kew Gardens! I like curves in a garden.

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 23:11

Glad you posted a stylophorum, Nut, as I have them and couldn't remember the name! Looked it up, also called Celandine poppy. I have 2 sorts, the wild species and the cultivated perennial one.

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 19:24

I hope you are feeling better Wintersong.

I've just lost 5 days because of heavy rain, but today was cloudy but dry. Beds too wet to work on so potted up 6 troughs and a pot with petunias, gazanias, geraniums (not all in the same pot!) Will do osteospermums tomorrow and, hopefully, a load more weeding. Still have about 18 more pots to do but they have violas that are still flowering well.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 16:49

What a fabulous photo of your garden and it's a lovely sunny day.

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 16:44

Have we got to S yet? No one has said anything for a few days. I'll start with Salvia, there are so many different varieties, and Stachys Grandiflora, I have one in my garden in this photo, purple foreground.

 Not the photo I was looking for! But it's in the front of this one too.

do you do a "Chelsea chop ? if so what plants !

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 16:22

They are very expensive, but I make my own. I buy long, thin metal rods from a builders merchants or a DIY place. Then I bend one around a tree so it forms an arc with 2 long straight sides then I tread on each side and pull it up. You can put a plank of wood to stand on across it before pulling the sides up to make it more even. Then you have 2 rods to plant in the ground each side of the plant and a curved bit to go around the plant for less than a quater the price of the similar ones in garden centres.

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