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Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 20:55

Cracking on a pace now Wonks!  

You'll soon have no grass at all.... 

Himalayan Poppy

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 20:53

Good luck with it Glenys. Many people are envious of those who can grow them!  


Posted: 19/06/2016 at 20:52

Thanks BM. Just put the hill pix on this morning as I wasn't home till ten last night. Far too late for a little fairy to be out!  

Panda - is that the dress or your hair that's slate grey? 

Slate is the colour of my new bedroom carpet - I must be very fashionable. 'That'll be a first'  I hear my children cry...

I've made up for no dinner last night. Carb overload - I made macaroni cheese, then had a piece of fairylet's lemon meringue pie that she brought home  today....

Wonky box hedge

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 20:27



Posted: 19/06/2016 at 20:19

Glad we sorted that one Copperdog  

I know nowt about begonias - I'm in Monty's camp with those  

Himalayan Poppy

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 20:10

Not boggy Glenys, just reliably moist, with reasonable drainage. Good, rich, friable soil will suit most types.

Wonky box hedge

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 19:59

You just keep checking it by standing back every so often ppauper, and keeping a steady hand.  Good exercise, going up and down the ladders  

I did all my own hedges, and did my Dad's for a number of years - beech and conifer - and his were monstrous. Ladders plus an attachment on the hedge clippers, and even then it was a struggle to get across them. I didn't use a string as I'm not bad at getting things straight by eye.

The top should be narrower than the base - not a right angle D'House. It lets the whole hedge get more light and prevents the bottom getting sparse.

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Himalayan Poppy

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 19:53

Cool, moist, shady conditions Glenys.

Think of Scotland re the climate they prefer....

Wonky box hedge

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 19:27

Canes and string will also do a good job for getting a nice straight line if it's something you struggle with.

Don't worry - once you've done it a few dozen times you'll be very competent and won't need a string...

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 19:24

Lovely peonies Dew drops 

BM - that looks utterly fabulous now!  No wonder you were so keen to get that property - the house looks gorgeous too. The pond is beautiful.  I miss my big ponds at the last house - it gives you so much scope when you have room. 

What an amount of hard work you've put in. it's all developed so well over the last year. Absolutely superb  

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