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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 08:04

Nice cannas fidget and BL.  The one I got a couple of years ago as a bargain is just starting to flower. I had to shelter it from the stormy weather the other day in case it wrecked the first flowers!

This is one of my oak leaf Hydrangeas coming into flower. The foliage is already turning - it goes a beautiful colour.



Posted: 14/08/2014 at 07:56

That's a good idea Dove - helluva commute for me though....

Cyclamen which way up

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 07:55

I love them - I have white ones in the narrow shady border at my back fence where you can see their bright little flowers from the house on the dull autumn days. A very underrated plant, and they're good in alpine pans as well, especially if you can raise them up nearer eye level so that you can admire them as you go by  

Cyclamen which way up

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 07:47

I can just about see one of mine (hederifolium) from the kitchen window - with it's pointy, 'rooty' looking bit sticking up, and the foliage clear of that. It can be quite confusing when you just see them bare though  


Posted: 14/08/2014 at 07:42

Morning all. Dull here but hopefully a bit warmer than the last few days. Your nighttime temp was higher than our daytime one on Tuesday Dove! Can you send that warmer stuff up her pretty please 

You've been very busy Woody. Don't forget to take a break and admire your work now and then,  and  put some pix of the alpines on the Gallery thread 

Off for a look round before I go to work. have a good day whatever you're up to 


Posted: 13/08/2014 at 20:25

I've gone to the dark side Panda...

It was a Fast Show reference... the artist who always paints everything black....oh well..

I rather like the black wood work that I've done here  - partly out of necessity as it was a sea of bright orange . It shows off the brighter foliage colours, but I'm also doing a screen 'thingy' and I've got a sage green paint to do that and the old bench I inherited. 


Posted: 13/08/2014 at 20:13

Do it black...all black....BLACK...just BLACK I tell you.....

I'm going to sit on the fence..(did you get that joke Verd? )  and say they're both good, but it depends  what other colours you already  have in the way of paintwork. Too many different shades can be a bit restless. It also depends whether you want something to complement the planting or be a contrast. 

I've not been much help really have I? 

Wasps - such useful creatures

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 18:54

Don't think we get hornets up here Dove, but I may be wrong about that. Wasp nests are incredible pieces of architecture. I enjoy watching them on fences 'harvesting' wood for them. It's amazing how loud the noise can be if it's in a quieter spot.

I think I need to get out more...

Wasps - such useful creatures

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 18:43


- but didn't you know? Inhabitants of Dunoon do eat their soup with a fork....

I like wasps. 

couldn't eat a whole one though...


Posted: 13/08/2014 at 18:38

Great stuff OL. Hard work  ahead but very rewarding. Hope it goes well 

DDamsel -  

Well we can't all sit about on here ferdiddling around - there's dinners to be made adn no offers forthcoming so I'll have to do it 

Will catch up again later

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