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Posted: 26/04/2014 at 11:15

Lovely lilies lily. Can almost smell them from here  

You and your sweet peas you lot...I don't know.... 

I found a seed pod I'd collected from 'Cathy' last year and had stuck in a box with bits and pieces. Was about to chuck it out but decided to open it - 7 nice seeds so I've sown them in little pots till I get somewhere to put them I've still got loads to put in some new pots I got the other day. 

Now if only I could find the pack of labels I also bought .....

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 10:29

Looking lovely chick - Mr chick's handiwork really sets it all off.

That's a pretty Acer - and it's not a colour I normally like too much. The heucheras with the pasque flowers really works doesn't it! I got a lovely violet coloured PF and it's perfect in the bed beside the Constance clematis. 

What is this evergreen????

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 09:09

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Posted: 26/04/2014 at 08:57

archie - we forgive you. 

Good day here for getting weed and feed done so I might do that later if the weather's suitable. Seeds to sow so I can do that indoors, and if it stays fine for ten minutes I've another trellis finished that can go on the fence.

KEF  - my sister would be the same  

What plants for herbaceous border

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 08:42

A drift or two of daffs and narcissus for spring means you can have perennials in the same spot which will replace them later on. Some of the early species Tulips come in orangey/yellows and they would give early colour . I'd suggest a few evergreens for structure over the winter and early spring too. You can keep it very simple using some of the smaller Hebes  although you'd need to dig in some grit so that they're happier in the soil over winter, and, if you like them, some of the smaller grasses like Carexes will be fine there. 

Hang out the washing

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 08:26

It's a perennial problem if there isn't room to tuck it away out of sight somewhere. As Salino says - hiding it with a screen is possibly the best option if you don't want to buy another type of line. Erect a simple screen even with hazel sticks/bamboo if you don't want to  do trellis  and grow something temporarily on it to disguise your smalls and help hide it. Either that, make the rest of your plot so attractive you don't see it. 

I've also done a similar thing to Dove in the past -  a large hook on the house wall and one across the garden onto the pergola. I just coiled the line up when I brought the washing in and tucked it out of sight behind the planting at the house wall.

I had a wobbly rotary line when I moved here so I concreted the spike into a standard builder's bucket then dug a hole and put it in and covered the top with the surrounding gravel. I can now move it to another location as I'm redesigning the garden anyway. 


Posted: 26/04/2014 at 08:12

Bye Woody  

geranium Wargrave pink

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 08:10

Mine are like Verdun's - in rubbishy dry soil behind  the shed and under fences filling gaps- so I'd agree it might be that you're too kind to them!


Posted: 26/04/2014 at 08:04

I grew these in a thin, stony little border under a back window in my first proper garden along with Nigella and they were lovely. Very easy. 


Posted: 26/04/2014 at 07:59

Very dark and dull here and there's been a lot of rain but hopefully it will dry up. Might have to go to the nursery then if there's nothing to do but h****work....

Wintersong- think it's the Love your Garden series - repeats though I expect if it's ITV3.

Hope Woody's day goes well. Off for a catch up 

Erythroniums on Beechgrove as well so make sure you catch it tomorrow.

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