Busy-Lizzie


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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.

MORNING FORKERS

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.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/23987.jpg?width=277&height=350&mode=max

 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.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 10:55

Funny, I haven't had any emails since Monday about Morning Forkers. Just been catching up.

What a beautiful place to go fishing Blackest.

It has poured here for 5 days, now it's stopped. Ground too wet for gardening in the beds so may start planting up tubs today with annuals for summer. Some of my nicotianas actually rotted in the open cold frame where they were hardening off. Put a load back in the GH.

Enjoyed watching Chelsea last night. I like the natural planting like some of you. I like Chris Beardshaw's garden and Chris is pretty easy on the eye too!

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