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I agree with Hosta - show gardens at Chelsea are better, but HC is a much nicer day out - far more room to move, and practically no corporate socialites braying loudly. Mr Chicky comes with me to HC and really enjoys it ....the crowds and the folks at Chelsea would drive him wild. I like both .....but I am happy to filter out the annoyances
Knew that tartan plaid was familiar
I love Ikea planting. Only I call it "Monet style". pretentious? Moi??
Looking forward to pics of the Shedlet (small, but perfectly formed). Glad you had a good walk yesterday Fairy .....love the sound of cuckoos too. We get them here (although not heard yet this year), but have never seen one. I am sure they are beautiful in their own way. Good luck with the rellies Clari ....maybe they will bring cake.
Yesterday didn't quite work out as planned - Mr Chicky decided he needed a new lawnmower, so I went along to make sure he picked one that was a nice colour. He can now keep the grass paths in our vegetable garden neat and tidy (the tractor is a bit unwieldy for tight corners). He spent the rest of the afternoon playing with his new machine, so everything is looking lovely out there today, and I can get to the GH without wading through knee high (and possibly adder concealing) grass. Sometimes I wonder whether we have a garden or a safari park.
Hidden Gardens in the village today. Littlest sis is coming to have a nosey with me
Google says these are Punk Docs
Have a lovely birthday
Matty - mer du sud is a beautiful deep blue in real life too. Have been searching for a pic, but can only find one where you see it in the background if you enlarge the photo. The lilac one at the front is olympiad - also from Seagates
I have Mer du Sud .....got it from Seagate Irises in Lincolnshire. I have bought from their nursery, but also from their mail order which was great too - they deliver in Aug/Sept every year
Thanks Lizzie - one for the wish list
Ok, time for some "before and afters". We had a messy bit outside our front door that OH decided to tackle. He cleared it, built a stone wall, filled it with several tonnes of muck and topsoil, and I filled it with plants. Here it is one year on: