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Anyone grow Agapanthus in border

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 23:27

I had Headbourne Hybrids in a border when I lived in Kent years ago, sheltered, close to the house. They looked wonderful. I planted a hardy Agapanthus in a border last year, hope it comes up this year.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 22:58

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Perhaps there's a gate in the wall!

I like curves too, but my bed in front of a wall is straight.

Lupins can look good on their own. The photo is Great Dixter in June 2013.

 

Any ideas what I can plant in this space - help!

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 18:59

If you decide you would like climbers on the wood at the back then you could easily put some rows of wires and train clematis along them. It would extend the flowering season if you had some early and later ones, but nothing too vigorous.

http://www.taylorsclematis.co.uk/  I've put this link, not for advertising but because it's full of information.

 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 18:45

Sown more seeds today, things I've found in the past that take a little time to get going, Busy-Lizzies, Lobelia, Antirrhinums, Dahlias. Also some perennials, Penstemon, Dianthus.

HELLO FORKERS! part two

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 18:40

Sowed some seeds this afternoon, in electric propagators.

I don't know that the French have the same tastes. I like doughy bread that you can cut in big slices and spread Marmite or Marmalade on. The French around here like baguettes with crust that rips their gums and are full of holes inside so you can't spread anything. But they aren't keen on Marmite or Marmalade.

IT'S MY BIRTHDAY....PART TWO

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 18:35

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 Hope you're having a lovely day, Hazel.

HELLO FORKERS! part two

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 15:29

DD, too late! Had already left. I love hot cross buns too, some are in the freezer from our last trip.

Got the shower head, fertiliser, screws for OH, bayonet light bulbs etc. Decided to go to the Chinese buffet, eat as much as you like, place , I will never lose weight at this rate!

HELLO FORKERS! part two

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 09:09

Morning all. Foggy. Must go and buy a new shower head, it fell apart in the middle of my shower. Had crumpets for brekkies. We brought them back from England, they don't do them in France.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 08:52

I agree with Hosta. I know it means more work, but the result will be worth it. Think of the climbers you can put on the wall! You need to plant 12 to 18 inches from a wall as it can get dry at the base.

We all need a bit of cheering up

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 23:01

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Thank you so much, Chicky, that was great. I've been there in early June and in July. it's one of my favourite borders in a garden open to the public. Waterperry Garden in Oxfordshire.

Photo is in July 2010

 

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