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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 22:53

OL - its the one in the top pot in my pic, and the one at the bottom of the picture in Lizzies one of the heleniums

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 22:48

Love the colours Yvie

Lizzie - laurentia is my staple for all my pots, because the deer don't touch it.  Its a fab plant that flowers on and on and on like a horticultural firework.  Here it is from last year:


Schizostylis - growing tips

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 22:35

I got a "major" last autumn - survived its first winter happily, and is now busy flowering (which is strange as its much too early for them).  we are in a frost pocket in Surrey


Posted: 09/07/2014 at 22:28

Thinking of you Clari - onwards and upwards - you're right to think of it as a new adventure about to start.

Don't know anything about competition rules Fraxinus - someone else might

Stacey - HC was wonderful!  My favourite garden was one called "a forgotten folly" - but all the summer gardens ( the small show gardens) were lovely, and one or two of the large ones (eg the one show) were good too, but some left me cold.  Floral marquee stuffed full of beautiful plants (Verdun's famous Blue Boa followed me home), and so many stalls of interesting bits an bobs.  We got there at 10 and left at 7pm!!  Saw Monty, joe, RdeT and Carol all filming - we watched the final segment of tomorrow's show being put together.

couple of pics - first is the forgotten folly, 2nd is the one show, 3rd was a lovely bit of the Macmillan garden, and last made me smile, after our giraffes in gardens conversations on here a few months ago !!



Posted: 09/07/2014 at 08:07

KEF - I proudly announced how your footie prediction was coming true ..... and then the second one went in .....

bit grey here, but no rain forecast - in fact, perfect flower show weather. I'm sooooo excited. Best get a wriggle on .......

Facebook Rose Competition

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 22:11

Brilliant   Don't understand FB, so couldn't help out, but have been watching this thread all the same.  Well done you


Posted: 08/07/2014 at 21:41

Crying with joy over sport is fine .  I blubbed lots in the olympics, and when Andy Murray won wimbledon, and when England won the Rugby World Cup, and when we first won back the Ashes (the Freddy years) ..... in fact  for joy is a bit of a specialty for me


Posted: 08/07/2014 at 21:34

too right OL - painful to watch those poor Brazilian fans

Back from a lovely couple of days - OH had a great time, says he will remember this bday for a while

And tomorrow is HC flower show ..... what a lovely week we are having 


Posted: 08/07/2014 at 14:58

 Ps - dinner was YUM


Posted: 08/07/2014 at 14:55

Sat on the John Lewis roof garden (open this summer only to celebrate 150 years) ....this is the life

 Nice planting 

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