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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 20:03

No orangey roses here yet, as I can't work out what to grow with them, but every year I fall in love with one called "summer song" on the David Austen stands at Chelsea and HC.

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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 19:55

Hope your salad thing went down well Lizzie.

Funny how Fidget and Yvie so nearly met.  Fidget obviously left the snorkel at home today though.

Had a lazy day here - some deadheading but nothing else.  Still picking bunches of sweetpeas - they seem to have had a good long season this year.  First Autumn raspberries are yum - never grown them before.  And about another day or so and all the Victoria plums will be ready (at once).  One of those days to wander and enjoy, rather than graft

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 19:42

Lovely Hollie - and this is all in your new garden - yes?  What a difference a few months can make.  Rudbeckias sown on windowsills in Feb, moved to cold GH in April, then into garden end of May. Really pleased with the rustic dwarves, as not grown them before.  The yellow ones are Indian Summer, and i grow them every year as the deer leave them alone (not true for all rudbeckias, as i found to my cost - think its because this type are quite bristly/hairy).  Are the pink stars in the first pic? In which case they are isotoma (an annual bedding plant - deer don't eat that either ... are you picking up a common theme here)

Art - OH built the wall earlier in the year.  He says so every time he walks past it.  As it is just outside the front door, it gets said quite a lot.

KEF - love that delphinium - I need to have a word with your friend 

 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 12:03

Then the yellows ..

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 All these yellows sown from seed this Feb - isn't nature a wonderful thing 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 11:59

Been away for a while, so have lots of stars sceaming "look at me, look at me" - so lets call this a constellation.  First the blues

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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 11:31

Totally agree MrsG - people think Forkers is a chat thread, but really it is one great living, breathing to-do list, with cake thrown in.  Good to see you back - you were missed

Football season - 2014

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 10:06

Indeed - divided loyalties today .  One is genetic, other is where I was brought up .... A version of nature vs nurture I suppose (nature normally wins here)

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 10:01

LPilly - absolutely - it feels like the sky is falling in for months !  A neighbour round here did some major tree clearance ( - but thats another story ) and i still feel like i am about to drive off the end of the earth whenever i go past

Lavender bush

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 09:58

Dave - once the new growth appears do you then remove the sand/compost, or do you leave the new plant growing out of a mound??

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 09:55

Happy Birthday Mr BM

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