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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 17:52

Lovely everyone - love the bambino Mrs G - and both you, pdoc and Lily have wonderful arching bleeding hearts.  And so many gorgeous tulips ..... I want them all

Also a big admirer of the doc's euphorbia

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 11:45

Thanks Lily - he is a bit of a star - but he loves making things as much as i love gardening, so it is a happy match.  He would be delighted if he never had to sit in an office again, and spend his life as a craftsman instead ..... But at the moment it remains a hobby.  His latest project is laying a new bit of drystone wall .... Pictures coming soon  (he and my Dad did the one you can see in the flower garden).

Fairy - i will tell him he has a commission from a Duchess!  So far his customers have been Buckeye Belle and Sarah Bernhardt - far more downmarket


Posted: 26/04/2014 at 11:36

I hav never grown everlasting SPs - so Dove could well be right, and you have got the right label after all.  Ordinary SP's look like this at the moment:

 And whilst i was there, thought you might like to see my first ever "real" auricula blooms (as opposed to pretty polyanthus, if Lizzie is looking in)



Posted: 26/04/2014 at 11:23

Mrs G - maybe try them in your GH, they will get more all round light there - just watch for cold nights, and bring them back in if needed


Posted: 26/04/2014 at 11:20

Dove - sweet pigeon movie.  Although not sure why it appeared out of the chimney to start.

Panda - hazel hurdles are fence panel size - lovely guy who "wove" them delivered them yesterday - it was nice to meet their maker.  Will take some pics tomorrow if we get them sorted.


Posted: 26/04/2014 at 10:58

Us "birds" have tactful as our middle name

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 10:55

Panda, Fairy - thanks for your lovely comments.  I must admit i am really pleased with the PF - even more so this morning when i saw the lovely seed heads - didn't know they were a feature, so feels like a bonus.  The acer is called Autumn Moon - i was smitten at Hampton Court a couple of years ago, and am gradually nurturing it up the pot sizes as the nursery owner recommended.  2 more years and it gets to escape into the ground .....

Should I just re-sow my seeds?

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 10:28

I start all my Feb/mar sown ones on indoor windowsills.  starting them in the greenhouse might be ok now, as it is getting warmer, but you still have to be careful of cold nights.

Astrantia major

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 10:26

That sort are spring bloomers yarrow - looks like you have flower buds already 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 10:18

Just been for a wander with my camera - here is how it is shaping up in a rather damp corner of southeast England ...


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