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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 18:41

Nice pic PG and it does enlarge 

That's a truly gorgeous colour BL. Not a fan of roses but I could definitely  be persuaded with that one!

Little white Dicentra planted last week , and the Dutch Iris flowering with Daffs


Name that shrub

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 18:27



Posted: 23/05/2014 at 17:20

Hi Janet. You were posting at the same time as I was rabbiting on...

Back off outside to do a bit more. Will catch up better when I come in for my tea 


Posted: 23/05/2014 at 17:01

I see lots of chatting has been done while I've been out grafting  - not plant grafting, but painting and digging type grafting Verd! 

Why did they have to change the name? That's a helluva mouthful BL isn't  it? It'll be Dicentra in my there.   I love 'lady in the bath' as the common name. I think it's just like a little Victorian type woman taking her ablutions. 

Took a pic so I'll put it on the Gallery thread later if it's any good.

Could have sent you some plastic Dove - got a huuuge roll of it!


Posted: 23/05/2014 at 14:02

Pleasure chuck  

I have a lovely white one I put in last week. It's a favourite of mine. must put  a few pix on here at some point.

Right lunch has been had, ironing done and bathroom cleaned and I'm going out to get on. Have a good day everyone if I don't pop in for a while 


Posted: 23/05/2014 at 14:00

It's one of those things that largely depends on your own conditions in the garden and your climate.  I've moved conifers/pieris and potentillas even in the middle of summer, but I live in an area with high rainfall so it's easier. I make sure that the hole it's going in is well prepared with compost etc, followed by  good  aftercare - a general feed, watering and mulching till established. If you can do that then go ahead - but normally autumn would be the best time as the ground is usually favourable and the plant can get going enough before winter.

Peanuts - if the one you moved hasn't established very well, give the roots a bit of a tease out before you put it back in the ground and make sure the hole it's going in is a decent size. Plenty of water initially and you should see new growth fairly quickly. Sometimes they just sit if the conditions aren't great so the more help you can give at the start, the better the result 


Posted: 23/05/2014 at 13:50

Bleeding Heart - Dicentra OL?


Posted: 23/05/2014 at 13:36

I've just been out doing a bit of this and that and have a strange combination at the moment. There are still 'Cheerfulness' daffs flowering and just beyond them some white Dutch Iris have just opened 

MrsG - I stuck my Canna in the corner of the kitchen in the autumn and completely forgot about it as it was in behind a small chest. It had 2 or 3 leaves growing well by the time I remembered about it! Having been potted on, it's now out in a plastic greenhouse at night - about 2' high and full of growth. 

Can you describe the plant a bit more OL?


Posted: 23/05/2014 at 11:35

Quite nice here as well Verd - yesterday was vile though  Couldn't agree with you more about depression and the garden.

Doc- you know we all miss you very much so please keep looking in and check your PMs now and again too. Hope you have a lovely meal  

I love Cannas and have had them in different gardens over the years. OL - I got a bargain one at B&Q last autumn - £4. They always have loads at that time of year. Wet heavy soil is no good for them and the wind can shred them so I have to watch where I site mine. This garden is very exposed though, so I'm having to keep my sole one a bit protected just now which is a pain. Once the extension is built it'll help a lot and I will have more sheltered bits for them. The dark ones are lovely but I went for a green/gold one this time for a change. The flowers are stunning on them.


Posted: 23/05/2014 at 10:31

Hippo birdy to you, hippo birdy to you, hippo birdy to Clari, hippo birdy to you 

If you ask Dove nicely, she'll make you a 'special' cake.

Brilliant hedge Dove - someone near me has a dinosaur/Loch Ness monster looking one at the front.

Do you think he'll add flames coming out the mouth one day.....

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