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What would you plant here?

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 20:42

if you are going for ceonothus then Pugets Blue or Concha are both good strong dark blue forms

What would you plant here?

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 19:43

Howabout a ceonothus - evergreen, so will fill the gap, and spectacular with blue flowers in May

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 19:29

I love this thread

Love your foxgloves Jimmy  Wonky, I can't believe that is the same garden you were showing us last year - it has blossomed (literally).

Your garden is gorgeous Yvie - brings a huge smile to my face - and that clematis is spectacular.  And Fairy, evocative as ever

You should all be very proud, and thank you so much for sharing


Posted: 11/06/2016 at 19:19

Phew !  Thats all my summer pots planted. Doesn't take Monty all day to do his, but by the time I had collected all the ingredients, emptied said pots of tulips, faffed about a bit, squashed some asparagus beetles, faffed about a bit more was the end of the day already

And now the nightly watering ritual begins - i actually quite like doing it when I get home from work - sort of mindless and relaxing at the same time.

So pleased to hear that knee is s doing well Hosta .....we will be expecting highland jigs very soon...maybe obelixx can teach you a few steps


Posted: 11/06/2016 at 10:53

so did that


Posted: 11/06/2016 at 10:53

That started out bold, but must have faded as I posted


Posted: 11/06/2016 at 10:52

Welcome home Dove. Glad you had such a good time.  If your holidays bring on weather like that, then can you please have lots more of them☀️☀️


Posted: 11/06/2016 at 09:39

Topbird - you must visit Kiftsgate - it is beautiful, in a frothy sort of way (whereas Hidcote is much more controlled) .......I enjoyed them both (probably Kiftsgate more), and wonderful to have such a contrast on the same day.  You might also get to see the eponymous rose in flower covers about 6 huge trees......Enjoy

Yvie too - have a wonderful garden visit in Kent and Sussex. You are visiting some gems.  If you find time on the way home (you'll need room in the boot) then seek out Marchants nursery - best selection of plants I've ever come across, plus a lovely display garden to boot.

Today is summer pots day. I've also started using the Secret Garden Club - great plants and amazing prices have some lythrum and some campanula to get in the ground.


Posted: 10/06/2016 at 22:34

Dewdrops - like you, I didn't have anyone who I could ask about gardening ......until I found this site  There are experts galore here, and now I have no question that goes unasked

Your garden is looking fabulous - keep those pictures coming

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 22:25

They look good and healthy .....very special

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All my hellebores have distorted leaves🙄 
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More gardening TV

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