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Summer has arrived

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 20:44

Lovely art - the third picture of the droopy bells is partcularly gorgeous - does it come from a bulb??

Andy -I love those fancy aquiliegia - I have added a few to my collection this year -all named after american states.  I have lots of the native ones too - so hopefully they are something that likes my conditions.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 20:40

Love Broad Beans - when we get our veg patch fenced off I will definitely be trying them.

Fidgetbones - I too spent the day pulling up forget-me-nots!  Planted a couple of new atrantias (shaggy), my sweet peas, my morning glories, my rudbeckias and a load of lavenders - quite a busy day !

Invested in another sprinkler - went for the round and round one this time (rather than the one that goes from side to side) - have kept the receipt, and will hold them to their "2 year guarantee" if it breaks this time round.

OH dug a new flower bed - so our terrace is now looking lovely and balanced.  Forgot to take photos, so it will have to wait til next weekend.

Time for a dose of gardening programmes to round off a lovely weekend

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 20:33

Beautiful gardens LeadFarmer, Lizzie and Matty - so enjoyed seeing them.

FG - speechless


Posted: 09/06/2013 at 09:33

Morning all

Lizzie - glad your day went well - hope your "morning after" photos will make it to one of the threads.  Dove - quite cold and cloudy here too, so today you are not alone.  BTW, saw your pictures on the other thread - loving your shady bank! Andy - do you have some sort of internal dynamo?? KEF - bacon buttie - sounds good - might get one going myself!

And Verdun - hope you are now free of ants.  About to go shopping for a new sprinkler, so any words of wisdom before I go would be great.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 22:26

Lovely zingy colours Bob - the peony in particular is beautiful

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 20:44

Just looked at your gorgeous garden Berghill - I had no idea there were so many different geums !  And your pond is lovely, as are the hostas, and the peonies, and I could go on !

FG, your borders are really coming along - very satisfying when you are working with a blank canvas - you can make such big changes so quickly.

Dean - love your collection of pots - looks like a grotto

MrsGarden - what a pair !  You must be very proud

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 20:25

Sorry, its the Garden that is well tempered - not the poor soul that works in it

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 20:25

Yes Lizzie - hope your day was a success and the sun shone for you.

Had a half busy, half lazy day (the latter when it got too hot to dig any more!).  Reading the Well Tempered Gardener - kept laughing out loud.  Girls have now officially disowned me.  Laughing out loud is bad enough ... but at a gardening book ??

Summer has arrived

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 20:17

My wisteria seems to be later than everyone elses, but has finally got into its stride:

 Parked my chair underneath it this afternoon to make the most of the scent - yummy!


Posted: 08/06/2013 at 20:14

Not sure I could face Peter Jones !

And no, it has no base - I have chucked in a load of gravel to try and deter the weeds and mice from coming through, and then the trays just sit on top of that.

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Anyone know a good one? 
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