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MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 09:06

Gosh Verdun, you are such a perfectionist. It's a wonder you aren't a bag of nerves! Perhaps you are. I would love to see some more pics of your garden. I only remember you sending them once. It was beautiful. What's it like in Spring? 

Saint or sinner?.....don't like annuals

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 09:02

Hear, hear puncdoc. I so agree with you.

Saint or sinner?.....don't like annuals

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 09:00

Stirring up trouble Verdun? Shame on you!!

Saint or sinner?.....don't like annuals

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 08:48

I love the colour that annuals give to a garden. I have pots on the front and back terraces and certain annuals I use in the herbaceous borders as well. I have a big garden, over an acre, which I have built up to have a basic structure of perennials, but there are always a few gaps and annuals, such as rudbeckias, salvia farinacea, cosmos, nicotianas fill in the gaps and provide colour right up to the frosts.

Last year a couple of moles decided to set up home in a couple of my large borders and with the plants there I hadn't realised the amount of damage. This spring I've been digging out all the tunnels which had gone under perennials and killed some of them, so annuals are filling in the gaps. I'm afraid the moles were dealt with last autumn.

It takes time for perennials to get to a decent size as French GCs sell them so small so annuals are useful while building up stock. I also have a few shady areas and I like Busy-Lizzies and bedding begonias to brighten them up. Ferns, I hear you say, but they don't grow well here and I do have hostas, pulmonarias, epimediums etc but I like the colour too.

So, a bit of everything for me, but then I'm lucky to have the space.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 08:32

No, Verdun, The series will end one day because everyone will have been killed. But now it's morning, so over to the other channel!

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 08:27

Morning all. Very grey here, rained in the night 5°. My Exochorda is well over. Weigela and Kolkwitzia coming out.

No gardening yesterday, too wet.

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 23:14

I don't dead head petunias, I know you should but I have too many, they last 'til the frosts anyway.

Can anybody identify these?

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 23:12

Crab apples, amalanchier, one of the smaller flowering cherries.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 23:07

But Artjak your photos do have white borders on my computer. Lovely photos all the same. The photos should enlage a lot when you click on them, but they don't.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 23:04

Quiet tonight. Sitting room 15°, put heating back on and lit woodburner. Poured. Didn't watch The Apprentice as OH didn't go to choir, watched Midsomer Murders.

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