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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 21:02

Omg - seredipity. I have one of those growing in the GH from a plug in an offer last year .....just had no idea what it was going to look like when it flowered.  Happy Days

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 20:46

Ooooo lovely clems wintersong...does the blue one have a name.  My alliums are not flowering yet, but your pics have given me hope that they are soon to come.  Thats always assuming they don't get flattened by these blooming squalls

David - Flames of Passion now definitely on my wish list to google now


Posted: 05/05/2015 at 20:39

We've lost a trellis panel - had to tie it hastily back in just in case the bambis work out there is a way into the sweet shop.

hope aeroflot comes up trumps LilyP (Need a fingers crossed smilie - went for crossed eyes instead)

work wasn't as busy as anticipated today I'm back

Off for a browse.....



Posted: 05/05/2015 at 06:45
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"It's just a test to promote a emotional response"


Yippee - I can do it too  Thanks for the tutorial, this one has had me stumped for ages


Posted: 05/05/2015 at 06:40

Good luck to Mrs Edd, if it is exams for her.  Our household starts them next week ....the tension is building.  Roll on 15th June, when all will be over

Morning Peeps ....4 day week .....but a busy one - might not be round much.  Keep gardening for me


Posted: 04/05/2015 at 20:19

Panda - Bob Flowerdew on GQT always recommends that method of weed control.  Might take a couple of years, but in the end the plant gives up.  I am using it to try and conquer the bracken in our grassy bit

Forest Flame

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 19:39

Mine got blasted by the recent frost and looks exactly as you describe.  Best to just leave it, it will produce some more leaves later in the season.

my camellias got frosted too - their leaves are the worst i have ever seen them - looks like someone has gone round with a blow torch.  A frost after all that warm weather was always going to wreak havoc


Posted: 04/05/2015 at 18:38

Cromer looks great in the sunshine Dove

Got quite a bit done out there - brambles (put a couple of photos on how the SBK/pipecleaner thing works on the other thread), planted out my sweet peas and got some stakes in to save my delphiniums from the gales expected midweek.  

And now, time for feet up

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 18:30

Its gonna look fab DD - will need another photo from the same spot

Had a lovely weekend in the garden - wish they were always 3 days long - so here's some more pics to keep me going through a long, rainy, politics filled week ....


Getting rid of brambles

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 18:18

Here's a couple of photos of the process in action....

i use a bent paper clip to make a hole in the stem first (my pipecleaners are not strong enough to push in on their own)- i made it bright pink so that i could leave it in the stem whilst I go and load my pipecleaner - its then easy to see where you need to head next

 Here are a couple with pipecleaners inserted

 I got my pipecleaners from a kids craft shop ....hence the kaleidescope of colours.

and here is how the area in my before pic looks today - azaleas half flowering, but with lots of buds left to come


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