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Chelsea wish list

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 08:45

I've just received my white foxgloves from The Botanic Nursery - Pam's Favourite and Snow Thimble for the shady borders next to the boundary fence. I'd ordered them before Chelsea though. Great service too. 

The Cayeux Irises would be my downfall - but they're hideously expensive so probably just as well! 


Posted: 31/05/2014 at 08:39

I've put washing on - does that count? 

Daughter asked if she could be let off dinner making duties tonight....

The advantage of being back in a small house means I can clean it completely in about 2 hours 

New to this gardening

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 08:32

Welcome all the newbies. Lots of people joining recently which is lovely. 

That sounds like another cue for a  song Ashdale.. #getting to know you...

The lunatics took over the asylum a loooong time ago...


Posted: 31/05/2014 at 08:23

Morning all. Had  a very good sleep apart from an hour awake at half four. But I now have my cctv camera working so no need to get up at that time every day to monitor my front garden. 

Glorious sun here so will get more plant moving done if my body can stand the pace 

Off to have a look at what you were up to last night.

Is this a weed

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 21:16

Wargrave Pink

Is this a weed

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 21:12

I forget which one it is but it's a weed in my garden...


Posted: 30/05/2014 at 19:44

Evening all. Turned out lovely so I've been out all day after taking daughter for an appointment - potting on and moving stuff and planting etc etc. Daughter has done a splendid roast for dinner so you could have come round here MrsG.  Not much of it left now though...

Hope all those having cruddy times have a better weekend. We can try to make you laugh perhaps. 

Dunnock city here Dove. I have lots in the garden - I'll trade some for a few blackbirds. They are proving to be elusive but hopefully that will change. Can you get me some pots too? I seem to spend a lot of time just now shifting plants to bigger pots to get the small ones for something else and then doing a lot of washing 

The only trouble with Heuchera Lime marmalade is that it looks a bit like lettuce  I got a couple of them last summer in 3" pots at the nursery for a few quid. They're now big plants (about 1' all round) and about to flower.

What's your acronym? A guessing game......

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 09:47


Janet Webb - she was brilliant wasn't she? 

Covering an unsightly north facing wall

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 09:04

Gloire de Marengo and Sulphur Heart are two variegated ivies which will lighten a dark area without being too rampant.

Hydrangeas welcome some shade chicken chaser. There are lots of perennials and shrubs which will grow well in containers and raised beds in shade, so if you want to have a variety there are lots of choices. Hardy geraniums will tolerate trickier sites and give you a long flowering season 

Box substitute

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 08:56

Hebe Vernicosa -

 There's a little one called Green Globe (or Emerald Green sometimes) which is a lovely little 'box ball' shape

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