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Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 22:30

Clive - what a shame you are missing it - but pics are the next best thing.

Lover the clematis - beautiful colour

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 20:54

So glad your day went well Bev

Had the morning off this morning to visit the "Hanging Hostas of Hampshire" - an NGS garden down the road - unbelievable place.  I'm not normally keen on enthusiast's gardens - they can be a  bit samey when only one plant is used,  but this one was stunning (think there is a video on youtube if anyone wants to see what I mean) - it was like stepping into a parallel universe.  Well worth a half day's leave.

Then I came home to find an ex-bunny lying in the middle of the lawn.  No sign of injury - just expired.  Feel really guilty now, as I have spent the last few weeks cursing it for nibbling my plants - but didn't want to cause it any harm, just wanted to "relocate" it.  Girls think that I cast some sort of spell .  Better be careful who I think evil thoughts of .....


Posted: 26/06/2013 at 20:45

I think he's a she

pics of my garden at mo

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 20:43

Sooooo lovely .  Looks absolutely beautiful

Make sure you post again when the next wave of flowers takes over ....

Summer has arrived

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 20:39

Lovely garden Wintersong - love your wall of geums !  You have a really special knack of putting it all together.  At the moment my mission is to fill my garden - in later years I will start moving it all round so that it "goes together" - or at least thats what I tell myself

Summer has arrived

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 15:26

FG - love the Black Dragon.

Here are a couple of my favourite tree in the whole world !  It is a cornus kousa - probably about a century old, and it is absolutely spectacular at this time of year.  It is in the centre of our village, and has been known to stop traffic



Posted: 26/06/2013 at 06:53

Good luck Bev - will seem strange at first, but soon it will be like you've never been away.

Andy - hankies are good - shows how much they have enjoyed their time there ( even though none would ever admit to enjoying school).  We have Kleenex at the ready here for next Friday

Baby woodpecker(red on top of head) just appeared on our bird feeder for the first time this year.  Mum watching from close by

Help my clem is dying!

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 22:55

I do love a happy ending


Posted: 25/06/2013 at 22:49

They like to be potbound, and I bring mine in the GH in winter too.  However, my Dad has a garden full of them and they always flower like crazy, with very little attention from him !

tulips in pots

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 22:18

WW - you could try Sarah Raven for the named variety tulips.  I used her "Venetian collection" this year and they worked really well together (Princess Irene, Couleur Cardinal and Havran).  They all came up the colour they said they would be .

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