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Posted: 06/09/2014 at 16:13

My raspberries are polka - yum.  Got 10 canes for £5 postage earlier this year - they have been great

And yes please to nasturtium seeds please Fairy

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 13:09

Its looking great Fairy - and all only a year old - you are making such a difference to that space,  love that nasturtium too - another for the notebook - think i could have that tumbiling down a wall in my red corner.  Good to see the soon to be "ex" buddleia will live on in spirit


Posted: 06/09/2014 at 13:01

Oooh Dove - they look lovely .... I feel like a proud Mum.  Must have missed your post before - have to say i only skim read the bits when i was on hols.

back from the bike ride, suitably wrecked. About to go and pick raspberries so i can have porridge and raspberries for lunch.

but first must check out Fairy's pix - keep meaning to say how much i looove that privacy screen you have created


Posted: 06/09/2014 at 10:54

Well the hibiscus flower was certainly a surprise - 4 years of waiting and it turns out to be pink,not blue

It's my birthday

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 10:10

Good job you mentioned you're partial to cakes Verd - we might not have realised otherwise


Posted: 06/09/2014 at 10:08

I love my gaillardias too - had never heard of them before i bought them a couple of years ago - certainly didn't realise they were around in Granny Dove's time.

on a related (gaudy, in yer face) topic - how did the rustic dwarves do Dove?

It's my birthday

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 10:04

Pssst - its tomorrow lily ....... Shhhhhh

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 09:51

Rubenza - have made a note of the name.  Got my seeds from an online supplier via Amazon i think.  I was searching for blue delphinium seeds, and they just fell in my "basket" ..... bit like what sometimes happens at the GC


Posted: 06/09/2014 at 09:46

Morning  Slightly brighter here today. Think OH and I are going to take the bikes for a spin this morning.

then that garden needs a good looking at - i have flower buds on a hibiscus for the first time ever, and my marie ballard aster (like monch, but double) is starting to flower ... And maybe some other littles surprises.

and will have the last two beth pears for breakfast

New Rudbeckia and Echinacea plants query

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 23:56

My echinaceas have been alright in the ground for the last couple of years Grandma - although they have been mild winters, i live in the south east, and they are bog standard purple ones, rather than the fancy new varieties.  As Lyn says, the trickiest bit is protecting the emerging shoots from the slugs

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