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Posted: 26/04/2014 at 20:31

Looks like Lobelia cardinalis on the end Panda -  but not 100% sure.

I'm off to watch the Don Giovanni thing with Rolando on Beeb 2.

Enjoy your evening everyone. 

Allium Problem

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 20:21

Could they possibly be a bit over watered? Alliums like quite dry, free draining conditions. Stick your finger in the compost and see if it's very wet below the top inch or two. They don't usually have many pests and diseases so it's the only thing I can think of. 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 19:49

Beautiful Potters - can I steal your 'borrowed view' of the church spire? That's a view to die for. The pathway is stunning too and a wall is always a real asset.  It's so worthwhile when you see something coming together when you've slaved away at it 

I find pointing very therapeutic. 

doc- I know what you mean. I'm loving my Cheerfulness narcissus just now more than anything.  I fancied those tulips (and the Ballerina ones) for a bit of contrast but all the purple plants (apart from a few bulbs ) are  later flowering - Clematis, Alliums and Irises - so it wouldn't have worked. I may still get some this autumn though! 


Posted: 26/04/2014 at 19:26

Fantastic Edd! 

fidget   - especially the s'market shopping

Cup of tea and a slice of brown bread and butter consumed. Had to come in because there was hailstones....

I was more or less done for the day anyway. Off for a look round 


Posted: 26/04/2014 at 17:42

Lovely Dove - but what's everyone else having?...

Save me a slice - I'm off back out into the unexpected sunshine for a bit more grafting 


Posted: 26/04/2014 at 17:37

KEF - would those be gloves  of a velvety or lacy nature as opposed to big yellow Marigolds?....

Building an arbour

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 17:34

I can lend you the pickaxe and my eldest daughter, cloud - she has a hefty swing on her! 

Seriously, the sturdier it is the happier you'll be. 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 17:14

Lovely jubbly everyone 

Doc- are those first tulips 'Princes Irene'? I fancied some of those to give a blast of colour among the purples in one of the raised beds.

'With added John Innes'

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 17:11

nut - that's a great image I have in my head now!  


Posted: 26/04/2014 at 17:09

In for a cuppa. Any cake Dove? I even put washing out and it's been sunny and reasonably pleasant. Been busy sorting all the bit round the shed moving bits and mulching and planted some Astilbes that were neglected in a corner last year. Not suitable for the main  garden (wrong colour..) but will be happy in the shade round there. One of the dunnocks came for a feed just a few feet away from me and the blue tits were flitting back and forth. Lovely 

PG - if he's half way decent he'll understand. A gardener has to do what a gardener has to do 

Just don't throw up on him....

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