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Posted: 30/04/2014 at 19:02

OH is out, so time for gardening TV catchup

OL - here are my 48 free lavenders - last years in the pots (could have been potted on by now but i've been tardy), and the previous years in the garden in groups of 7.  I think they are well worth it, and will have another go this year - if i don't use them they always go well at plant sales

 Think i have pond envy....... And alpine envy .........

create meadow?

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 18:54

i promised a picture of emerging yellow rattle - bet you thought i had forgotten


Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 18:45

Think it as a Senetti, Bill

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 12:50

What lovely clean stones - not a welly footprint in sight.  Wish my WiP's looked as good as that !  We favour the bombsite look (for many, many months) followed by the big reveal  OH has watched too many makeover shows ......


Posted: 30/04/2014 at 07:21

If you have enough fleece i would do the lot - can't harm can it


Posted: 30/04/2014 at 07:19

Morning Dove

Morning Clari.  Know.     The.      Feeling     


Posted: 30/04/2014 at 07:03

Morning all!

Impressive plant list Lizzie.  I have given up growing my own salvia farinacea from seed - i can't get them to flower before end August.  But you have reminded me I need to get to the GC to get them as bedding plants that I can bring on in the GH til June.  Deer don't eat them, so they form the backbone of my patio pots, along with isotoma.

Let us know how the alpine plans progress Woody.

Misty here - but that keeps the frost at bay.  Still forecasting the icy stuff from Friday night onwards, so have my GH defences at the ready


Posted: 29/04/2014 at 23:07

I have Nymans recorded - one for tomorrow, when i can keep my eyes open.  Lily - it is the last one of the "Great British gardens in time" series - tues 9pm on BBC4.  However, think it is repeated at some unearthly hour too, so you still have chance to record it. The others in the series (Dixter, Stowe and Biddulph) have been excellent.

Nymans is your home turf too


Posted: 29/04/2014 at 21:59

Snooker isn't sport 


Posted: 29/04/2014 at 21:55

Woody - your garden is looking wonderful - thanks Ggirl for sharing the pics.  Particularly love the camassias - and pleased to see your wildflower patch is thriving.  What has happened to the "alpine roundabout" plan?

mrsG - great arches - they will look wonderful wherever they end up - and clothed with flowers they will be even better.

Lizzie - your GH looks a bit like mine - getting a bit full !  I have permanent staging down one side - high grade stainless steel tables which were once work-canteen catering prep tables from OH's work, that were going in the skip.  He got permission to rescue them  Similarly our woodsheds, which were the old bicycle shelters, similarly destined for the skip.  Mr Chicky loves a spot of recycling ...... Sometimes gives the place a slightly Steptoe look, but i go with it, and mostly it works

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