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garden design with no budget

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 13:17

Thought the OP said the second picture - isn't that the one with the lawn on the left and a cultivated area with possibly a fruit tree on the right? Or have I misunderstood


Posted: 21/06/2015 at 11:51

It's one of those gardening myths.  Picking off the potato flowers makes no discernible difference to the yield.


Posted: 21/06/2015 at 11:24

Nice to see Flatters modelling his new collar


Posted: 21/06/2015 at 11:22

OK Wonkey - well it's a free pot there's a pelargonium you'll have to keep on the kitchen windowsill through the winter, and the French marigold should deter whitefly/greenfly etc............. look at it this way, the organisers obviously don't have terribly high expectations're bound to win top prize when they see what you've done to your garden in just a couple of months

And if you and hubby are moving to Scotland, don't forget we'll need your address for holidays


Posted: 21/06/2015 at 09:43

Come on Wonky - let's have a look ...........

Rose propagation

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 09:02

The majority of top class florist's roses are grown in Ecuador - even if you could get a rooted cutting of your rose it's unlikely that it would grow well in UK conditions.  Sorry

If you want to grow a rose in your garden that looks as close as possible to the roses in your bouquet, have a look here

particularly at Gisela's Delight and Paul's Early Blush


Posted: 21/06/2015 at 07:56

Good morning all   Mild but cloudy here - some thunder crashes and lightning flashes last night, and a bit (not a lot) of rain.  OH says that there was also a group of youngsters walking back from the golf club in the wee small hours, playing A-ha's Take on Me as loud as they could on a mobile phone ... Bless.

OH is going to work today - he doesn't usually work on Sundays but one of their weekend youngsters is in hospital with (or rather without) her appendix and someone else is moving house.  He'll be coming home to slow-roast belly of pork, roast potatoes with sage and broad beans   I'll spend the day potting on the tomatoes, if it stays dry.  The forecast says it will.


Posted: 20/06/2015 at 20:31

Hope all goes well tomorrow Clari

Sorry folks - I'm falling asleep here - see you in the mornining


Posted: 20/06/2015 at 20:28

What a lovely picture and what a handsome couple - congratulations an much happiness  to all, but especially to the Mother of the Bride

Plant or weed please

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 19:43

Looks like Herb Robert aka Cranesbill (from the shape of the seedheads) - a wild flower, very 'aromatic' foliage when crushed - foliage reddens in dry conditions. 

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