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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 09:59

KEF - just paged back to your anchusa ..... Lovely .  Some shopping may be required

Chelsea wish list

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 09:55
Verdun wrote (see)

Anchusa royalist though is not a new plant but a beautiful one.  

Currently I don't grow it because its not reliably perennial for me. Two years at most .....will have to propagate it regularly to keep it.



Ahh, but its new to ME Verdun, and in my egotistical world, thats all that matters


Posted: 31/05/2014 at 09:47

I have a Cath Kidston garden kneeling mat - no wonder my mojo is always mis-directed, and never quite finds its way inside.  

Rose - there is hope - in about 10 years time you will find it hard to get LO's out of bed before noon

Weeding planned for later - plus lots of looking at what has grown in my absence...  Looking is such an important bit of gardening, it needs to be done slowly and thoroughly, accompanied by mugs of tea.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 09:42

Looking great Wintersong - you would never know a fence man had just been at work ( apart from the different coloured fence panels) - you must have persuaded him to be very careful (was it cake or dire threats that did the trick??).  Love that rose and your scabious - maybe room for another poppy in there somewhere - they obviously like it in your garden

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 22:39

Wish i knew Percy - i am also looking for an id of a purple one that looks like yours - has a strange way of opening its petals !


Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 22:12

Love delphiniums - and thats a beauty cairnsie


Posted: 30/05/2014 at 18:28

Evening all - sorry some had trying days ..... but the weekend starts here

Just back from my minibreak in Norfolk.  Fitted in a trip to Norwich (great wildflower roundabouts in the city centre) for a spot of shopping and a tour round the Uni for chicklet.  And also my longed for walk along Hunstanton beach ... a very special place.  5 minutes from the carpark and we lost all the people - the ones in the photo are my nearest and dearest

 One of my favouritest places in the world

Chelsea wish list

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 18:12

I'll be giving anchusa loddon royalist a try   what a blue

Poppy problem

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 09:55

Hi Karen - i have had the same, but only with a few of the buds - others on the same plant have been fine.  Not sure what it is, but thought you might like to know you are in good company

Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 09:36

Just planted some hostas in a bed and considering beer traps but not used them before - whats the best sort of container ( size and depth )??

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