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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 23/08/2013 at 13:40

Very pleasing chick! Hope you're having a nice bit of peace and quiet on that today 

Is that a Bergamot beside the lobelia Matt? Great colour!


Posted: 23/08/2013 at 13:36

Hi Cardoon. If you just want to put another path of some sort in there's not much  point lifting what's there so you might as well fill it in to the level you need and put your new paving stones in. If you  just want to have grass, it looks like the grass was already quite happy with the stone underneath so you could probably get away with filling up the 'hole' with more soil and re seeding, then cut out  bits for stepping stones if you want those. If the drainage isn't good because of the stones you're better lifting them though.


Posted: 23/08/2013 at 13:28

Whatcha sending me then Verdi?

I'll keep you some cake...

Been out removing turf for the areas to be planted. 

I'm sure it'll be lovely when it's finished....


Posted: 23/08/2013 at 10:52

Well whatever you did it worked! Is that Sambucus 'Black Lace'? Nice shrub, the foliage is gorgeous.  I think the iPads sometimes have issues with uploading pix as others have had problems. I use an external site for doing mine which another member had recommended and it's been great. There were a few issues a while back as some pix wouldn't enlarge.


Posted: 23/08/2013 at 09:43


One of my neighbours got excited once when I said I was thinking of putting some 'naked ladies' in the garden....he didn't realise they were autumn crocus...


Posted: 23/08/2013 at 09:31

Looks great Lyndab. When they're just tiny plants they need a bit of time to get a decent root system on them so it's usually better to pot them up  and grow them on for a bit before planting out into the ground where they can get 'lost'. Lovely that yours has taken so well. 


Posted: 23/08/2013 at 09:15

blackest - a good clearout is very therapeutic. I do it on a regular basis with everything! Moving house frequently is a great way of focussing on what's really necessary! I wouldn't say all women are better at organising their surroundings- must introduce you to my sister....  I also had a neighbour who had lost her keys (again) and asked me to take a look in her house (back door unlocked...) to see if she'd left them in her bedroom. I was appalled at how untidy it was -drawers lying open, unmentionables all over the floor etc. I'd never have asked someone to go in it if I knew it was like that!

Your garden's really taking shape and looking great. You've worked very hard on it. 

Verd- would like me to do you some bird seed muffins or something? 

We used to get loads of different birds when I stayed near here but so far it's mainly been sparrows and a few blue tits and robins, so I'm hoping I can get more in over the winter when I feed. The long tailed tits are my favourites. So sweet.


Posted: 23/08/2013 at 09:05

All very odd as you say wb. You're right - Varroa mites are the ones- couldn't recall the name. I have loads of different bees in the garden now with the buddleia bursting into bloom so I'll  keep an eye out to see if I can spot any changes in  behaviour or any deaths. 


Posted: 23/08/2013 at 08:53

fidget they do have quite short stems but I put them in a little votive candle glass and I have a bud vase which is round and small with a tiny neck (like me!) so it's not too big an issue. I grew Cathy this year in with them which is cream and very scented - slightly pinky/brown flush on some of them which I wasn't so keen on but the scent makes up for it. I put pix of them on the Garden Gallery thread recently as Dove was asking about cream sweet peas.

If your friend lived in Scotland she wouldn't have to worry about Uni fees.... The points thing is very confusing- they get credits/points for all sorts of things and not just academic ones either 

That's it - I'm having another piece of toast too - jam for me though!


Posted: 23/08/2013 at 08:43

Oops Michal! No easy solution - think addict's right. Hope it's not too big an area 

Good tip Sue. Might try that when I do a little lawn in the back garden here next year!

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