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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 04:07

chicky your clematis are all beauties and your lupins inspire me to try them again for the first time in twenty years-wish i had a stone wall.

 the first peony ive raised from seed that i think is really fine-petals like tissue with a faint veining of pink

Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 18:41

i look at my garden-or gardens- as a series of big pictures that contain a multitude of small pictures. people-particularly nongardners look at the big picture and say beautiful but it is the small pictures that usually have the most interest. i usually dont plant a lot of the same thing because i find interest wanes fairly swiftly. i understand what rosarians and hosta freaks are about but im not sure they are gardening in the sense that i think most of us mean the words. as for plant placement i just noticed the astilbe sinensis has picked up and moved two feet further into the shade-it really is hard to argue with ma nature.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 18:16

cooler the next few days but warm and windy today-start getting restless and ready to be on the road this time of year. nice snapdragons-from seed? drought here has gone from severe to extreme.


Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 01:16

lizzie the white flowers in the mountain picture are caltha leptosepala-white marsh marigold. has it stopped raining? 33C here today

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 01:13

home is the hunter home from hill and planting dahlias-though taking pix is more fun and garden gazing best of all

eryngium bourgattii looking very lush


 and a much spinier seedling

Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 22:53

 is this what you mean-seriously, de gustibus........

Camera Corner

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 16:25

was it mark twain who said god must have loved beetles and poor people, he made so many of them

Camera Corner

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 06:53

 memorial day-still early spring in the humboldt range

Camera Corner

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 23:17

 watching clouds go by

Gardeners who love their feline friends

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 19:23

 lord of all he surveys

Discussions started by david spikes

clematis tie dyed

great blue variegation first of its type 
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Last Post: 16/07/2014 at 17:54

what were they thinking of

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Last Post: 26/06/2014 at 18:18


great thread on underachievers. think we need to balance it. do you have something which has gone gonzo this year after fiddling about forever? 
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Last Post: 06/06/2014 at 16:33

just curious

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Last Post: 04/04/2012 at 20:47

searching for seeds

stuff i want 
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Last Post: 29/02/2012 at 23:53

Talkback: Dieback on Leyland cypress hedges

it looks like improper trimming or it could be spider mites if they are the soft evergreen curse in the uk that thet are in nev. 
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Last Post: 08/05/2012 at 10:26


all through the year 
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Last Post: 15/04/2014 at 20:25
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