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Posted: 11/07/2014 at 07:01

Stacey - if you go down the lavender route, check out the floral marquee at HC - there is a stunning display of all sorts of colours - you could mix a few of them for a different look

Morning all - hope mini-Daisy enjoyed her schooltrip - sounds like a long day. One more day til the weekend - this week has just flown by

Monkshood problem .......

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 21:33

I planted a couple of deep blue ones last year - no sign of flower spikes yet, but I remain optimistic

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 21:30

Wow Pete - just caught those eryngiums - stunning

Great dahlia and white cascading shrub too (sorry, can't remember its name, but it is a lovely pure white)


Posted: 10/07/2014 at 21:24

Well done Lily - brave, but wise

Just home from work .... prefer holidays

Another HC photo to share - a celebration of cranberrries that made me smile

 Really looked like you could step right onto it ..... hope noone tried, they'd get a bit wet


Posted: 10/07/2014 at 07:57
Morning all - holibobs over - at the salt mines already for a stupidly early meeting

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 23:21

OL - the pink one is a calllibriocha (or something like that ) its a sort of mini petunia

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 22:53

OL - its the one in the top pot in my pic, and the one at the bottom of the picture in Lizzies one of the heleniums

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 22:48

Love the colours Yvie

Lizzie - laurentia is my staple for all my pots, because the deer don't touch it.  Its a fab plant that flowers on and on and on like a horticultural firework.  Here it is from last year:


Schizostylis - growing tips

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 22:35

I got a "major" last autumn - survived its first winter happily, and is now busy flowering (which is strange as its much too early for them).  we are in a frost pocket in Surrey


Posted: 09/07/2014 at 22:28

Thinking of you Clari - onwards and upwards - you're right to think of it as a new adventure about to start.

Don't know anything about competition rules Fraxinus - someone else might

Stacey - HC was wonderful!  My favourite garden was one called "a forgotten folly" - but all the summer gardens ( the small show gardens) were lovely, and one or two of the large ones (eg the one show) were good too, but some left me cold.  Floral marquee stuffed full of beautiful plants (Verdun's famous Blue Boa followed me home), and so many stalls of interesting bits an bobs.  We got there at 10 and left at 7pm!!  Saw Monty, joe, RdeT and Carol all filming - we watched the final segment of tomorrow's show being put together.

couple of pics - first is the forgotten folly, 2nd is the one show, 3rd was a lovely bit of the Macmillan garden, and last made me smile, after our giraffes in gardens conversations on here a few months ago !!


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Tree id

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