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Camera Corner

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 16:28
Forester2 wrote (see)

That hellibore is gorgeous Dove - such a shame they hang their heads.  It looks like you were lying on your back to take that one.

Most of my hellebores are in pots Forester, I lift them onto the garden benches at this time of year as we're unlikely to sit out on them, and the flowers are more visible - so I wasn't lying on my back, just squatting 

When I have too many to fit on the benches, then there's the table on the terrace, and the wall alongside part of the terrace, it's about 3' 6" high which is perfect for them.  I've got it all planned 

Camera Corner

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 16:08

When I was a child living on a farm in Suffolk, the woods opposite the farmhouse were carpeted with periwinkles in the spring - I love their shining blue stars.

Camera Corner

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 16:02

Oooh, I'm quite chuffed - they look good when you click on them and enlarge them 

even if I say so myself 

Camera Corner

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 16:01

 Vinca major

 Iris reticulata 'Cantab'


 Hellibore orientalis 'Tutu'

In our garden today 


Posted: 20/02/2014 at 15:55

Isn't Mrs B R absolutely gorgeous - mine is absolutely covered with blooms. She is the prettiest thing 

I've just been out with the camera again, and popped a casserole in the oven - not both at the same time


Posted: 20/02/2014 at 15:04

Earthquake off North Devon - 

rain stopped here and now we have blue skies 


Posted: 20/02/2014 at 14:48

Not glorious here Clari - drizzle 

Grape vine where we're replacing a pagoda

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 14:39

One (or two) long stems is how it should be - the grapes are produced on fruiting spurs that grow off the main stem/s.  It is the  side shoots that need to be pruned, but not at the moment - first things first.  

It sounds as if the vine has been trained correctly up and along the pergola - first impress on the chaps who are helping the importance of the. vine not being damaged and being treated gently.

Then I would take down the existing pergola, at the same time gently laying the vine on the ground without bending the stem.  Then erect the new pergola and gently lift the stem of the vine (correctly called a 'rod') up the post and over the horizontals of the pergola - tying in place with soft garden twine. 

Good luck. 


Posted: 20/02/2014 at 14:08

That looks gorgeous Gg   Have a lovely visit - hope the weather is kind to you. 


Posted: 20/02/2014 at 14:04

That might lead us to the conclusion that cooks are much nicer people than cheap kitchen manufacturers 

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