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Lupin border, but what else

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 19:47

Red - sorry, didn't mean to be cryptic.  Just meant that you might be able to squeeze some tripods of canes between the lupins and use them to grow climbers up, and make use of the empty space ("sky") above your new border.  You could try with sweetpeas this year to see if you like the effect, and move on to something perennial next year if it works as a look.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 19:44

Love your arch Wintersong - and the rest of your garden is billowing - gorgeous.

fairy - a treat to have tulips now that ours are all over - anyone would think it was part of meticulous planning on your behalf

Lupin border, but what else

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 19:40

You could put in wigwams of canes and make use of the sky between the lupins too

I need hugs too....

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 19:17

Hugs David.   I support Liverpool too.  But its not over til the fat lady sings .......


Posted: 06/05/2014 at 19:14

Just about to have my dinner - stop with the mice stories please.

Wintersong - so depressing about your fence - its not just the mindless damage, but the hassleof getting things put right again.  Can you protect your plants from hobnail boots with upturned buckets or hanging baskets??

fairy - i did get a Daniel D last year - he is not very tall yet but has produced two saucer size flowers. Tbh, i would rather he put on a bit more growth really.

Mrs G - ernest markham is another of mine.  He's a group 3, so putting on yards of growth now, but don't expect flowers til July.

its funny that only my roses and clematis are he's and she's - the others are just "its"


Posted: 06/05/2014 at 07:09

This forum is so educational - just had to google Old Mother Riley - .....and now I know.  Morning KEF


Posted: 06/05/2014 at 07:00

Morning Fairy - New bed needs some thinking about - its a bit shady and needs to be deer proof.  So some shrubs for a bit of structure, ferns and hostas, and I'm thinking a drift of alliums running through for this time of year.  But will no doubt change my mind a few times before a spade is lifted


Posted: 06/05/2014 at 06:49

The rain will be washing my rose food in.  Sweetpeas survived their first night in open ground, but will now have to fend for themselves for the day, as my office beckons.

Morning Dove

Dry shade

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 22:07

But you have West Acre

Dry shade

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 22:02

And Longstock is a beautiful water garden to visit too - just outside Stockbridge

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