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Finish the pond now or in the spring?

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 07:58

I'd agree with Verd, Sara although I'd look at what you want for round the pond edges and the surrounding area and get a few things in there if you can - especially the early flowering ones like Caltha. They'll get going before the winter and give things a lift in the late winter/early spring . It gives you time over winter to browse pond plant catalogues and buy far more than you'll need as well... 


Posted: 18/09/2013 at 07:47

Morning Dove and chick. I got some Alliums (sphaerocephalon) which I've put into pots with the V. boniarensis I grew this year and they'll go in the new raised bed I'm putting along the sunniest fence in spring. I got white tulips which will go in a big pot and some white narcissi which will do the same this year- probably go in a border next year. I used to have a big pot crammed with white Joan of Arc crocus which were lovely in the late winter. Big pots are more effective I think, as you get real impact.

What are Panola Dove? 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 18:56

Am I first? Got lots of tidying up done and repotting of bits and pieces. Put some Allium sphaerocephalon into pots with the Verbena bonariensis I grew from seed so they'll go in a new raised bed next year. Lots of deadheading done but the sweet peas still doing their best. Prepared the shuttering for the step at the gate which I'll concrete tomorrow - weather permitting. Now awaiting dinner. 

quick growing shrubs

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 18:45

Escallonias usually need quite good drainage so just add plenty of grit if your soil's a bit heavy lunar. The dogwoods (Cornus) are good too for filling a space. 

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 18:33

Did you take the 2nd pic from an upstairs window MrsG or were you bungee jumping? I know what you're like when you've had a few 

PS Lovely pix!

I've got 2 bees - Mr Big Weary bee:

 and Mr Hungry bee:


Watching 'Love your garden'

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 14:23

We can all watch these shows and say 'oh I'd like that or I don't like that' etc but they're for entertainment. If we pick up a few ideas to try or plants we'd like to buy then great - but we should enjoy creating our own plots, however big or small, and feel happy about the effort we put in to make them 'ours'. If we can come up with something interesting of our own it's even more satisfying.

I'd personally like to have a few of the fountains from the Villa d'Este but it ain't gonna happen in this tiny garden! 


Posted: 17/09/2013 at 14:11

Woody - I took pelargonium cuttings a couple of weeks back so take some off your new one now and then you'll have loads next year 

Yes - semi double really Stacey so I'll see what it's like when it flowers.

Dried up a bit here so some concreting beckons. A woman's work is never done...


Posted: 17/09/2013 at 08:10

Morning all. Not much done outside yesterday except bringing the toms inside or it'll be next year before they ripen!

Pix please MrsG and chick. I bought Anemone Whirlwind last week for the new beds but they won't get in till next year. Worth getting what I can now while there's a discount. Had to tie everything down the other day with the high winds. The tall plants were getting a rough time.

Hope it stays dry so that I get something done later. Have a good day all 

Talkback: Death-watch beetles

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 19:35

I blame that Doctor Who, Sue...

Talkback: Death-watch beetles

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 19:28


Am I living in some kind of parallel universe here? 

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