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Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 10:35

Hello, gardeningfantic. I have about an acre of garden, but it's hard to tell as it's all round the house and some is grass, shrubs and trees. But I have about 8 acres of rather poor grazing in paddocks - but nice because it's full of wild flowers - and a lot of wild woodland. Deer, wild boar, stone marten, red squirrel, badgers, foxes, hares, and European grey dormice live in the woods.

My first OH (died) had the pillars built when we moved here as we had similar when we lived in Kent with roses growing up them. 

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 22:57

I grew 3 from seed 6 years ago. I gave one to a friend who moved house and didn't take it, she said it had got quite big. Mine died! The other went to my daughter who has just told me it has it's first (and only) flower! Hoping for more next year.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 20:33

Sorry Gilly. Yes Fairygirl, I never understand why that should be.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 19:50

Evening all. Not much gardening done in last two days. Too much rain. Rain forecast for next two days too. Outdoor tomatoes look miserable, French beans static. Beetroot and spinach not germinating. Gardener (me) has arthritis in hands and knee, tendonitis in right elbow (too much weeding) and dental appt. on Saturday, depressed.


Posted: 29/05/2013 at 17:59

My children wrote on slate with chalk at school! And that is really true, it was primary school in SW France.

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 17:56

Beautiful and the picture really did enlarge.

 Here's my clematis "Multi Blue".

Plant ID please

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 15:48

Is there a chance the top photo could be this? Campanula Persicfolia. Hard to tell upside down!


Posted: 29/05/2013 at 09:30

Chicky, your garden sounds like mine! I have a lower wall deer exposed bit and 2 years ago new OH fenced off the upper bit as the deer ate nearly everything except the foxgloves and I was on the point of giving up. The upper bit is such fun now as when I plant something I know it has a chance and some of the roses are recovering.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 22:27

Thanks Bev, I think my head is getting bigger, you're always so nice about my garden! It is a lot of work though, so it's great when people say nice things.

Ratings reviews or views - lawn edgers

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 20:41

I use edging shears too. They are fine on curves. I have long handled ones that you can walk round with and short scissor like ones which I use for edging when I'm kneeling on a kneeler weeding. Then every 3 years or so I go round with a half moon cutter if there are tatty bits.

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