Shropshire Lad is a lovely peachy pink with a great fragrance. Mine does well on a pergola - covers it but not too vigourous
I have had success growing them from seed (Magnus and Pink Parasol). They are the normal single pink types rather than the fancier doubles or different colours
I would be wary of plugs at this time of the year - tricky to get them through a winter when they are that small. They are fine in spring when they have more time to bulk up for their first cold spell
Beautiful colours - its been a fantastic year
view across Golden Valley - at this time of year it lives up to its name 🍂🍂🍁🍂
Well done Andy . Quite an achievement that .....hope he wins tomorrow.
Dare I ask why son's bed is being dismantled Lesley? Good luck with your bumper roast tomorrow.
Tulip bulbs all planted and pots all tidied up for the winter. Then went for a quick walk before the sun went down - those autumn colours are the best I have seen for years round here. Walk was a bit hilly - think I might have earned 40 winks.......x10
Today is tulip planting day. Didn't get to the GC yesterday lunchtime (pesky work got in the way ) so have to venture out on a grit hunt first. Then have to empty the pots of their summer greenery to make room for the tulips ......could be an all day venture this. Think I need to find my fleece first - its bitter out there.
Poor Mr C is feeling crook - the after effects of Thursdays flu jab
Didn't realise there were so many Today programme listeners (makes my commute almost bearable) .. Can I just say that Nick Clegg made more sense this morning than I have heard for a long time .. to coin an old catchphrase, I'm with Nick
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Morning all you lovely peeps - Happy Friday
My tulip bulbs are shouting "plant me!, plant me!" .......only one more day to wait guys. Got to pop to the GC to get some bags of grit at lunchtime, and then I am all set.
Brrrrrrr ......Jack Frost has visited good and proper for the first time this year ......white and crunchy out there. Now, where did I put my gloves?