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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 16:01

MrsG - 

I've just come in because of it. We had a lot on Friday too. 

Jack- now the truth's out - you have the 'odd glass  of wine' .....Is that where you go to escape the stress of married life? 

My ex slept in the children's Wendy house when he came back late one night - he thought I'd locked the back door. I hadn't....

He was lucky it was the summer! 

keep seeing this ground cover plant, can anyone please identify it

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 15:55

nut - at least yours are planted....

white pasqueflower:



Posted: 23/03/2014 at 15:51

Well I'm in for a cuppa - hail, sleet and snow have put paid to any more painting!

Glad I cut the grass 

Think I'll go and get a new saw - forgot I had a fillet of timber to put in right down at the gate and I can't put the first bit of trellis up till that's in. Might as well try cutting it with scissors for all the good the saw's doing. I think that's the third one I've gone through since I moved here! 

Absolute novice...

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 13:59

Mike - are you including yourself in the 'young gorgeous ones' my love? I certainly am - look at my avatar - I can honestly say it looks exactly like me....

Andy - don't worry - we all lack patience!  

Making a little plan is a good idea - doesn't have to be 100% accurate. Measure up as best you can and then mark out which areas will have what function according to the amount of sun or shade - eating/sitting area, play area and so on. Look at lots of pix and then you can rule out things you don't like and gradually narrow it down to the style you like best. Everything will depend on your budget and the amount of time you can spend as well.

Just remember - it's your garden and has to suit your needs. 

Identification required please

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 13:37

No 1 looks like comfrey to me 


Posted: 23/03/2014 at 13:25

Lunchtime for me 

Lovely to 'see' you blackest. Hope you're keeping well. Have missed your input. I like a tuberous crown - goes well with my fleece ensemble. KEF has one of those - or is it a different kind of crown... 

Chuck a pic on and someone will ID it by the end of the day!

Got my big raised bed filled now and some more plants in. A couple of spaces for some plants - one for a Peony definitely, and I'll get some dark sedums to replace the ones I have. Spaces for more Clematis as well. Got pot done for sweet peas and popped some in. Covered them for now but will take that off as soon as they get going. Pots to sow with white cosmos. They're the same size pots as some of my Irises and also some narcissus so they they''ll each take their turn in the border. That will allow me to put the Irises somewhere to get the sun after they've flowered. It's all coming along. Painting after lunch I think and maybe the front grass. 

Then a lie down in a darkened room...


Posted: 23/03/2014 at 10:11

My moss seems to be receding a bit as the grass grows chicky - the grass must be quite healthy so it's taking over -usually the other way round!

MrsGarden wrote (see)
 but some spots grow quick and thick while other clumps are slow and short. Not sure why.

Bit like people MrsG....


Posted: 23/03/2014 at 09:15

I just have grass Dove - mine aren't posh enough to be lawn 

Although maybe the bit I'm putting in the back garden could be lawn....perhaps for a spot of croquet on a warm evening...

Crochet more like 

Tulips - some white & slightly distorted foliage

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 09:12

It's interesting that you've said the ones in the pots are doing well.  I think it's the best solution for tulips personally, or else accept growing them as annuals. Drainage seems to be the most important factor. I've got a few red tulips that I've had for donkey's years - and they've moved house several times with me - in pots. They're growing well right now. 

What do rabbits not eat...

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 09:00

If they want to get in, they will, especially if there are goodies on the other side! Not sure plastic would work - chicken wire is the usual method but you have to bury it cos they they just tunnel under. Little darlings...

I can only go by the experience I had in my last garden Zoomer. We were next to fields and farmland and they were rampant. The year we moved in, our neighbour across the road said they were worse than he'd seen in a long time though, and they definitely weren't so bad the following year. Once things are established they can fend off the nibbling but that's not much use for annuals or perennials. We had planned to build lots of high raised beds in a courtyard bit nearest the house, so that we could then grow any ornamentals and veg we wanted. If you can't beat 'em...foil them! 

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