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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 20:49

Panda, i find everything looks better if you lie on your side .  Haven't got the hang of rotating pics yet

Your "patch" is looking wonderful - love those blues


Posted: 01/06/2014 at 20:45

Got Beechgrove to look forward to later

Hope bite soon eases SP - nasty stuff

Sounds like busy weekends all round .... I did more weeding.  But it is all looking v summery, so i didn't mind being in amongst it.  OH mowed paths through our meadow (that sounds grand, it is a field next door) - we have finally got yellow rattle coming up all over the place, so hoping i will soon have some luck with the wildflower plugs i am growing.  Meadows are the hardest work of anything in this garden - 7 years on, and we are only making glacial progress.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 20:27

Full to bursting OL  Wintersong is right - there is so much going on in the garden at this time of year

Sitting on the patio with a glass of white, and this is my view ... v pleased with it at the moment

 Birds are chattering, bees are still buzzing ...... happy days


Posted: 01/06/2014 at 09:30

Its looking good here - so a day of weeding is planned!  Told you that i'd be one of the last to stir .....   Although not THE last this morning

Slug pellets

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 23:44

I've been using the slug gone/sheeps wool pellets - they seem to work on hostas and clematis - but they don't go very far

Need help identifying a few plants

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 23:37

Hi Sara - 2 looks like a mahonia and 3 are hellebore leaves - both work keeping, although you will have to wait til next winter/early spring to see them in their full glory

Not sure what 1 is, but looks cultivated (ie not a weed) so worth keeping for a year to see what it does to earn its keep.

Good luck with your new garden .....exciting times

This forum

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 23:28

Hopefully not together Nut


Posted: 31/05/2014 at 22:58

Glad you have all enjoyed your evenings 

I thought of threatening to make lots of noise in the morning... but bet you are still all up before me.  The Chicky family enjoy their weekend lay ins 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 22:44

Just had a google - she is actually called Forncett Summer

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 22:35

Pink ones are papavers - oriental poppies - they take a few years to get going in my patch (by which time i have lost the label - but think this one is MrsP?!?*#??) but then they are here to stay.  Like so many things in the garden, patience eventually pays off .... Wish i had more of it 

Discussions started by chicky

Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

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Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
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More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Tree id

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Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Plant ID - blue flowers

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