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

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 08:47

I agree with aspects of what you say Clari - when I plan borders, beds, fences etc they have to relate to each other proportionately and with similar angles, curves etc.  My art school training means that using the Golden Section is automatic. 

However, my planting spills out over it all like a Dutch still life cornucopia 

Plant in need of ID

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 08:37

Oh Salino, thank you - I think you might be right - I shall be VERY DISAPPOINTED if it isn't - the Higgledy Garden website describes it thus

"... Orlaya Grandiflora is a cousin of the wonderfully useful Ammi Majus, a mysterious, sophisticated and saucy cousin…the kind of girl a chap would like to meet out on the balcony during a ball at a Russian palace.

She is a most distinctive annual with pure white umbels which seem to hover over a delicate and much divided fern like foliage. A very soothing addition to the garden or cut flower patch.... "

We shall wait for her to flower ........

- See more at: http://higgledygarden.com/2011/08/29/orlaya-grandiflora-white-lace-flower/#sthash.DOOdLfnI.dpuf 

What plant is identifiable to which member?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 08:24

We'd all thought it David - it had to be you .................. 

Dilemma - Corkscrew Hazel

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 08:23

I agree with Quercus - the pot is cracked - it is an 'ex pot' - the Fatsia is alive - a new larger (and perhaps less expensive pot) is the way to go 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 07:44

Good morning Lesley - I know, it's a concern isn't it?  I was just thinking that the tomatoes need potting on but the cold-frame is getting a bit cramped - I'd considered planting the courgettes out but ....................... 

Dilemma - Corkscrew Hazel

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 07:40

Dig as large a rootball as you can so that you don't cut through any major roots,  and as long as your friend prepares the planting area well and looks after it, it should transplant.

Tell your friend not to panic if some of the leaves turn brown and fall, there will undoubtedly be some transplant shock doing it at this time of year.

It would be better if you could wait until the autumn to move it.

Good luck 

BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 07:19

I've checked with MIL - I can stay with her overnight in South Lincs so I'll be fresh as a daisy 

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

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 07:16

I like the way that the 'neat bits', straight lawn edges and rows of vegetables etc, accentuate the lush burgeoning bounteous overspillng of the flower beds and the rambling scrambling nature of the climbers on the fences and trellises and the wildness of the little wilderness.

For me, you can't have one without the other 

How Safe is Your Garden?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 07:10

Mike - there's absolutely no point in re-inventing the wheel.  If the information is out there and you've shown us where it is, then 'Job Done' - tick it off the list 

Plant id please, just leaves at the mo.

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 07:08

No, I'm going down the salad leaf route - possibly an oak-leaf type lettuce.

Can you remember what things you bought and we'll see if these look like any of them

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