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Summer has arrived

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 10:09

Like Daisy - I've been catching up on a week's worth of photos too - enjoyed every minute of it - thank you all for posting.

Am now inspired to get out there and create something similar.

And how I love the clematis !!


Posted: 08/06/2013 at 09:26

I would give a lot to be able to visit my Mum - sadly, can only do it in my head - which happens lots.

How long until my philadelphus/ mock orange flowers?

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 09:24

Abi - mine flowered in their second year, and they were from cuttings from a bush at my old house.  Sorry, thats probably not what you wanted to hear


Posted: 08/06/2013 at 09:22

Morning - blue skies here and set to last all weekend!

Have a weekend of planting in front of me - a load of rudbeckias to get in the beds, and need to plant up my pots with bedding (lifted the tulips last weekend - but having watched GW last night, we did it wrong).  All my mulching seems to have paid off - very little weeding to do, and what there is comes up really easily because the top layer of soil is so crumbly.

Garden still quite green - waiting for the colour explosion.  Have been staring a my peony buds for a month now - surely they can't keep me in suspense for much longer ... Saw my first rose peeping out yesterday

But before I start, I am going to catch up on the picture threads on here


Posted: 07/06/2013 at 20:22

Will post pics tomorrow - just about to slump on the sofa now !


Posted: 07/06/2013 at 20:20

Matty - I LOVE pass the pigs


Posted: 07/06/2013 at 06:52


How handy are you?  OH built mine from planks of wood and a sheet of double glazed polycarbonate about 10 years ago and it has been brilliant.  If you are interested I will take some photos for you to copy.  You can then make it whatever size you like.  He based it around 3 of the really large seed trays you can get.  It does not have a base - just sides and a hinged lid.  Hope this helps


Posted: 07/06/2013 at 06:46

Morning Daisy, Muddy, Andy

Been busy watering plants and watching baby jackdaws and water rails (Springwatch - not my garden!) - so not been able to catch up here for a few days.

Dove - I also had the same problem with garden thermometers (black bit getting mixed up with mercury - making them useless).  A couple of years ago I switched to a Dual Display Digital one from Gardman - £10 - shows max/min temps aswel as current and has a sensor that you stick outside the greenhouse to tell outside temp too.  I have been really pleased with it  - so there's a recommendation for you (normally hate Gardman stuff, so this has been an exception!)

Summer has arrived

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 06:59

Ooops - GF pics were on another thread (its too early for my brain - best go dunk it in a shower)....

Summer has arrived

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 06:57

GF - your garden is lovely.  Art - love that Allium pic. Andy -great before and after shots - really making a difference there. 

Loving this thread

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