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Peony drama

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 22:21

I would say the lupins might resprout this season, the camassias might have done enough for this year to reappear next spring, but would not be optimistic about the peony


Posted: 25/06/2015 at 06:42

Morning Hosta, and those still to come

Congrats on new gd LilyP - what a pretty name.  lots of babies all due at the same time....hope all goes well for SGL's too.

about to do a quick GH foray to see if my cleomes survived their very belated potting on last night .  Well, they have two chances, as they say.

Fairy - I have three beautifully deep red nasturtium flowers just appeared from "Fairy seeds"...... Hoping they will be followed by many more  (many more Flowers, that is .....I am not suggesting there should be a never ending flow of Fairy Seeds heading in this direction)


Posted: 24/06/2015 at 12:28
My Dad's favourite poem - sounds best in a scouse accent:

There was a young girl called Mary
Sold Goosegogs outside the dairy
When asked what they were
She said "don't know sir
They're like little grapes only hairy"

Bet you're glad I popped in in my lunch break to make that little contribution


Posted: 24/06/2015 at 06:40

Morning DD - jam looks delicious

Please help me identify these plugs

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 06:33

Rather confusingly the photos turn round when I enlarge them  

If you number the columns from left to right  1-10, as they appear on the unenlarged screen .....

bottom pic:

1 is lavender

8 is echinacea

6 might be geum


top pic

8,9,10 more lavender

2 and 3 delphinium

3 aquilegia

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 19:36

Inspirational LilyP- I love it

Lots of my favourite treasures there Fidget - love them all, but specially the cornus kousa.  Is yours a named variety ? - it has just the density of flowers I am looking for. We have a huge one in our village (about a century old) that stops the traffic at this time of year, but many I have seen have much less dense flower/bract coverage.

Jardins Ouvert/Open Garden

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 06:40

Its gonna be grand DD We'll all be there in spirit make more cake.

 I've said it before, but I enjoy visiting real gardens (as opposed to manicured show pieces, maintained by an army of paid staff) the most.  Thats what gives me the real inspiration.  I like to think "i can do something like that" ....not "wonder how many gardeners or groundsmen work here".   Your passion for your garden will shine through - its the most special part of it


Posted: 23/06/2015 at 06:27

((Hugs)) Verdun .....will be thinking of you and your friend, and really hoping he pulls through ok.  What a terrible shock.

Great pics Runny - looks like you had a good outing

And many congrats on safe arrival of Lizzie's grandson.....lovely news.  And that arrival of new dog goes well (nothing wrong with the name Susie, i'd keep it )

fine here, washing just hung out, GH vents opened, first cuppa made ....and its not even 6.30 yet ....i've been a busy bee

Thompson & Morgan - issues!

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 06:39

Thats why I like buying online ....easier to find the order details than a paper receipt


Posted: 22/06/2015 at 06:19

Morning Pauline - your saltmines open early.  Hope you have a good day

Promised rain arrived - nice and steady, and has been going since at least 4am .....should give all my new plantings a really good start.

LilyP - not sure I will ever be that skinny again.  But the dresses will be kept - the girls are similar sizes so can mix and match them for future if the need arises

Work for me ...gotta dash

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Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
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More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Tree id

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