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Posted: 31/05/2014 at 22:08

Jimmmy - i also gave up with plugs of wild swan - bought full size plants from Hardys last summer/ autumn - and they are thriving - one about to flower already.  Worth spending the extra for a full size plant in this case i think (although i am generally a fan of plugs for good value and enough plants for a "drift")

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 21:46

Looks fab cardoon - love the colours in your border, and those hostas in your courtyard are wonderful.  Welcome to the Garden Gallery posse

Lizzie - can't believe you have phlox in flower already - its all looking so summery

Clematis flowers

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 17:47

Are they like these ones Fred?  If so, don't think its is slugs - but would love to know what instead ....



Posted: 31/05/2014 at 17:41

Hey there Gardengirl .... saw you sneak in there ....had been wondering where you were hiding


Posted: 31/05/2014 at 17:40

Well Pearl and Marina were from Last of the Summer Wine was he testing their's from last Summer?  If so, good man .... a true community sprirt

This forum

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 17:11

Have to agree - the forum is AMAZING.  Like having an expert following you round all the time.   ...... and then there's cake

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 09:59

KEF - just paged back to your anchusa ..... Lovely .  Some shopping may be required

Chelsea wish list

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 09:55
Verdun wrote (see)

Anchusa royalist though is not a new plant but a beautiful one.  

Currently I don't grow it because its not reliably perennial for me. Two years at most .....will have to propagate it regularly to keep it.



Ahh, but its new to ME Verdun, and in my egotistical world, thats all that matters


Posted: 31/05/2014 at 09:47

I have a Cath Kidston garden kneeling mat - no wonder my mojo is always mis-directed, and never quite finds its way inside.  

Rose - there is hope - in about 10 years time you will find it hard to get LO's out of bed before noon

Weeding planned for later - plus lots of looking at what has grown in my absence...  Looking is such an important bit of gardening, it needs to be done slowly and thoroughly, accompanied by mugs of tea.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 09:42

Looking great Wintersong - you would never know a fence man had just been at work ( apart from the different coloured fence panels) - you must have persuaded him to be very careful (was it cake or dire threats that did the trick??).  Love that rose and your scabious - maybe room for another poppy in there somewhere - they obviously like it in your garden

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