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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 18:29

Great clematis Chris.  They put on a real show, don't they.

and love the sparrows on the SP's too

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 11:03


who said late summer was tricky in a garden - the colours on this thread at the moment are lovely! That evening primrose looks good enough to eat ( might improve my tetchiness too)


Posted: 11/08/2013 at 09:35


Posted: 11/08/2013 at 09:34

Kef - tail up and curly - i think he likes us.



Posted: 11/08/2013 at 09:31

Lizzie - there are some upsides of gardening with deer!

We have a patch of ground next to our house - I have always referred to it (somewhat pretentiously) as the meadow, when in reality it looks like a patch of waste ground. However, I have persevered ( for 7 years), and gradually it is becoming more like the meadow I was hoping for.  Yesterday I sat there with a cuppa and the noise coming from it was incredible - chirruping and buzzing - and there were butterflies and insects galore.  Ok, so not a carpet of wild flowers, but a haven for insects just the same.  You just have to learn to love grass - and carry on introducing yellow rattle.


Posted: 11/08/2013 at 09:14

My post crossed with Verdun's - I think we are saying the same thing re the hayloft hellebores!


Posted: 11/08/2013 at 09:12

Morning all, and welcome (back) to David - how are your sweet peas this summer?

FB - I have used Hayloft for the Ellen hellebores before - they are good healthy plants, but have always taken a couple of years to flower for me. When they do, they are worth the wait

going to pot on some of the cuttings I took at the start of summer - agastache and phlox.  The ones I took last week (penstemon and lavender) are also hanging on in there.

still babysitting the dog, so maybe a walk in the punchbowl this pm.


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 19:57

Thanks addict and FG - great advice - will store the bags out of the way for a while and think about using them next autumn.


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 19:56

Thanks to you both.

Will give it a go.  The idea is to keep them pruned to the lollipop shape - if they outgrow their space they will have to go !


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 16:20

I've been thinking the same - really excellent this series.

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