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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 01:43

chilly and wet today so laying in bed reading a year in beth chattos garden-nice. did you know dicentra is now lamprocapnos spectabilis? good lord. taxonomists are a rum lot.

lamprocapnos aurea 

suggestions please

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 21:14

comtesse de bouchaud blooms mid to late summer-color fades in sun so good in shade

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 17:06


 this is warsaw nike the one you asked about i bought as midnight wanderer

i bought two clematis at two different nurseries-one warsaw nike one midnight wanderer-apparently they are the same clematis and yet-they are planted on either side of a vitis purpurea, nike blooms a couple of weeks earlier than midnight and the color of midnight is detectably darker with a less definite midrib

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 02:39

lizzie this rose makes me think of you and your beautiful garden in france-how nice does that sound?-it is zephirine drouhin which i've never quite decided what to do with. the fountain of bloom in the middle of the garden has never quite worked out. 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 02:32



Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 21:49


Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 21:45

 helianthemums-the evergreens do not flourish for me but as you can see from the yellow they can get big

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 21:20
MrsGarden wrote (see)

It's not Lily, but think it's a bit unfair as it looks nothing like it should (may do in time, today is it's first day in flower). It' s Bee's Jubilee (but was in the reduced section so label may be mixed up).

Any idea what the orange one is?

helianthemum stoplight

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 16:51

this morning at 630 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 15:57

ighten-dont think soil can be too rich-my poppies grow in plum pudding right next to delphiniums-does look like a water problem though-if wet too long they are prone to water borne pathogens-maybe keep the area dryer and hope for the best. like that little corner above the lawn-what are the taller red? are those semiaquilegias? nice

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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