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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 19:35

october light. temp. yesterday 26C the sky an intense blue between the milky pale of summer and the cold azure of winter. if weather doesn't change soon will have torn up the entire garden.

 haws-crataegus phenopyrum


Posted: 25/10/2014 at 19:26

surface scattered seeds in august, plants are a couple of inches tall now. pull most of them but grow them in fairly large clumps(5 or 6 plants fairly closely planted) to avoid the spot of color look which is about my least favorite. last year most of them were purple or red-the year before mostly chrome yellow-next spring-who knows?

what color is your garden

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 18:03

 a 7 ft. marigold                                                                                                  my garden has turned orange to celebrate halloween

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 23:04


autumn jungle-good for you lizzie


Posted: 21/10/2014 at 22:18

score!!!!!!!!! 3 gal. aralia sun king $4.38 and absolutely beautiful. considering how much I spend on the garden, it's amazing how I love a bargain.

along came a spider

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 16:45

worlds largest spider-kinda pretty though


What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 16:29

lesley just saw your fuchsia-more pretty than pretty-when i grow them here they always look as though they wish they could move somewhere else-scotland perhaps. a small project has metastasized so whole garden is bugger all-but next spring it will be worth it.

bidens seedlings.

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 16:11

bidens reseeded around and about for the first time for me this year. i'm leaving them in the ground so will be interested to see what happens.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 05:29

containers love the great weather and who could resist mums and primulas at a dollar a pot? 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 19:18

agave neomexicana with salvia argentea

rejuvenated back garden beds filling up with seedling wallflowers, hesperis, lunaria,salvia turkestanica and nepeta nepetoides. really too much of some very .good things 

Discussions started by david spikes

my favorite succulent

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Last Post: 11/12/2014 at 12:48

hot composting

compost heaping 
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Last Post: 26/11/2014 at 11:12

what color is your garden

late bloomers 
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Last Post: 24/10/2014 at 14:44

along came a spider

i'd run away too 
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Last Post: 23/10/2014 at 16:04

autumn crocus

do you grow them 
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Last Post: 29/08/2014 at 08:27

dahlias dahling

show us your best 
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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 16:44

whats cooking from the garden

its all good 
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Last Post: 24/08/2014 at 15:00

sunflower seeds

and the pear tree is full of birds cooing and twittering 
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Last Post: 23/08/2014 at 18:14

phlox paniculata

would that they were mine 
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Last Post: 26/08/2014 at 13:26

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
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