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gardens in west scotland/ cornwall /devon

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 20:02

Hosta - had to laugh...'warmed'....

Melfort is lovely. There's a very good restaurant at Loch Melfort called the Shoal of Herring, if it's still there. The crayfish tails are fab... 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 19:59

I fancy growing some rhubarb here but finding room in the right spot might be tricky. Crumble....

Etoile Violette growing through Clematis alpina Constance. There's a few little flowers on it too. It's a nice plant for early spring

Nice little view from my back steps down to the back gate

Heuchera obsidian

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 19:50

Some white flowering shrubs and perennials that are out at the same time will help give you a contrast too gfsteve.  I use one of the bright shrubby loniceras for a good backdrop to purple foliage. Bright, acidic green is good as a foil. Alchemilla mollis is great as long as you deadhead religiously! 

The Acteas are tricky for that reason too - the foliage is almost black on them too. I have a buddleia behind mine as the grey/green leaves provide a bit of a lift. Another one has a pale wall behind it. 

I have that Heucheralla too pp. It's terrific. 


Posted: 14/07/2016 at 19:38

Evening all. Taken me ages to read back and now I've forgotten most of it 

Hosta - I can really sympathise. Why do people think it's ok to take no responsibility whatsoever  for the animals they decide to have?  

A well aimed hosepipe might do a better job....

But it's not your job to deal with it. If they can't be there, they need to employ someone to do it....or don't have a r***y dog in the first place. 

Been outside enjoying a bit of welcome warmth..removing a fence for relocation....

Daughter made spag bol for dinner Lovely jubbly     I'm contemplating going out to do a bit more now that I've had it. 

Sweet pea advice please

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 08:02

LP - do you ever grow Cupani? It's very tough and reliable if you want a purply flower.

The whites can be a bit fickle I find. I've got Juliet this year, but I'm not impressed so far 

White Frills wasn't great either. Very white but not much scent. Maybe that's just me though.  I had Cathy a few years ago which was highly scented and floriferous. It was slightly muddy, and cream rather than white, but it was superb in terms of flowers. Weather possibly had an input there though.

Gardener's World about to start now!

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 07:58

GD - it's only Wimbers that's finished - Davis Cup starts tomorrow  

Golf starts today, just half an hour down the road from me. They've got a good first day. Just lulling them into a false sense of security...

Camera Talk

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 07:55

That's beautiful Pat. How old would that be? Lovely little piece of history 

Ppauper - I could do with that book for my daughter....

Gorgeous shots Papi Jo. Sometimes these close ups are better than the real thing! Perhaps it's because you can study the detail, whereas when you look at plants in the flesh, you take in the whole picture rather than seeing the plant in separate parts...


Posted: 14/07/2016 at 07:48

Morning all/afties Pat - hope you're feeling a little better today. Shame about your party 

There's a yellow thing in the sky...oohh lovely    Perhaps it might be warm too! 

Have you got plenty of blooms fidget? 

Pity I have to work but I have a week's holiday coming up soon so fingers crossed the weather will improve and I can get on outside

Quick shuftie on here before I go. Have a good day everyone 


Posted: 13/07/2016 at 22:44

Yeh - pit and scratcher - same thing  

Cute moth 

Think they're Canterbury bells RB, by the look of 'em 

Harebells are ickle  

I'm off now too  

Imagination required!

Posted: 13/07/2016 at 22:28

Looks terrific Laura and I love your walls  

The fun starts now!

That horse is going to have a helluva headache in the morning though...  

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