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Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 23:28

Bev, your front garden is very pretty. I wonder if I'll see it when we arrive in Newhaven on 16th June. Will probably go to your local GC as didn't see it properly because of the rain last time. Wonder if they'll have your clematis that I liked.

At last, Dove's garden, don't think I've seen it before. Bigger than I thought from what Dove said some time ago. Like the shady spot and lovely tidy veggie garden.

Lovely forget-me-nots fidgetbones.


Posted: 05/06/2013 at 22:39

Oh nut, I so know what you mean! and then plants spoil the colour scheme because they don't like the soil or situation so you just have to make do. Sometimes it works out well. Then you think I'll do blue and yellow and you find the plants don't flower at the same time!


Posted: 05/06/2013 at 21:08

I like pastel colours, blues, pink, lilacs but I also like bright colours dotted about to liven it up. So the red tulips over blue forget-me-nots really appeals. I like bright tulips in the spring, and alliums like purple jewels but over a haze of pretty gentleness. But as summer progresses I start liking sunny colours like golden rudbeckias and orange heleniums.


Posted: 05/06/2013 at 19:51

Could do with a glass of Pimms, Gilly. 25° and sunny today, done lots of weeding, arranged support for the peas and weedkilled the drive.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 17:44

Each to their own, I like pastel colours, but with some hot ones sprinkled in like adding a touch of pepper. I like beige limestoney sort of bathrooms!

A Cautionary Tale .....

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 14:13

My campanula Elizabeth died! Wouldn't mind if it had taken over a bit, better than periwinkle, which is hard to pull up.

A Cautionary Tale .....

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 13:28

How strange, some of you have plant thugs that die in my garden like schizostylus and crocosmia. Bronze fennel is very well behaved too. I work around the autumn raspberries as they work their way around the veg garden!

But vinca minor - periwinkle, and variegated ground elder are taking over. I've sprayed the ground elder several times and it just grows back.

Fruit and veg for the greenhouse

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 13:21

Peas are pretty hardy, don't think they'll like the heat in a GH. In the summer grow what everyone has said in it and in spring use it for seed sowing and keeping young plants before hardening off.

Mystery plant

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 13:16

You have to dig quite deep to get it all up. Be careful if there are children around. The berries are bright and attractive, but toxic and they burn the mouth and throat. It is an attractive wild flower though.


Posted: 05/06/2013 at 13:14

I haven't had an email for Morning Forkers since 30th May, so have lots of pages to catch up on. As I post on several threads I hadn't realised. I wonder what else has been left out? Got a bit further than Blackest's lovely photos of wild garlic, so will read the rest in between gardening drink breaks. It's a lovely day today. 

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