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Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 21:59

You might have bumped into one another without knowing !!

Strange, this internet lark

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 21:55

Never been much of a one for shoes and handbags - but have finally found my shopping gene when it comes to plants.

OH pointed to a new plant in the garden at the weekend - and asked where it had come from.  I found myself blurting out - "what, that old thing - I've had it years !!"

I'm sure I should be doing that with clothes - not flowers.  Hey, ho ....

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 21:52

Hollie - they soon bulk up though.  Not sure quite what I will do with 48 oriental poppies - but somehow it seemed too good a bargain to resist !

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 21:50

Marion - lovely again ! - how many weeks have you had daffodils flowering now ??

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 21:49

So pretty, lovetogarden!  I really love the orange tulips, and you have paired them up really well.  Hope they survive the gales tonight

Photo size

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 21:44

I wrote to the website team about the photos a couple of weeks ago.  They wrote back that they knew there was a problem and they are trying to fix it (along with the other site problems).  I keep hoping, as it was good to just be able to click and enlarge.

garden before we started our garden design 3 years ago..

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 21:36

Chellie - loved reading the post from beginning to end - what a transformation (and what a lot of work !)  What is this year's project ??

Some of my new Tulips

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 21:31

Oooh lovely ! Love them all, but especially the lily flowered ones

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 21:27

Hello Everyone - and welcome Rosie.

Matty - have you got your Malvern visit planned yet ? (assuming it has not been blown away - what a nightmare for the organisers and exhibitors - as if its not stressful enough without gale force winds!)

Got home to discover my 48 "free" poppies had arrived - lots of potting up to do on Saturday ! They are fingernail size so might need my magnifying glass.  Also arrived were some plants that are new for me - Thalictrum Elin.  Spotted them in a garden magazine and am hoping they give me some height at the back of my borders.  At the moment I rely on Helianthus Lemon Queen, and I need something else to mix in. 

One more day til the weekend !!

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 07:07

BusyLizzie - I have never grown Linaria, but have seen the version known as "fairy toadflax" grown in a Chelsea show garden a couple of years ago.  It was the Leeds County Council Garden - the one where they recreated a watermill/lock.  It had a large bank that they made into meadow, and the main flower in it was fairy toadflax (I know because I liked it so much I asked).  En masse they were breathtaking.  They were a range of pastel colours.  A bit of googling will probably unearth some pictures ....

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