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Posted: 28/03/2014 at 14:27

That's a beautiful white primula Marion. What a lovely 'accident'  

Yellow is the colour.......

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 14:22

Yellow is a lovely warm glow after the winter although I hate the combination of Forsythia with pink cherry blossom which Mother Nature loves!

I'm enjoying my native primulas and the yellow centres of the white pasqueflowers, but I've particularly enjoyed the 'Cream Beauty' crocus I planted in the autumn. The foliage on the Choisya ternata 'Sundance' is lovely against the dark fence just now and Phormium 'Cream Wave' looks bright and cheerful all year. The soft buttery Narcissus 'Cheerfulness' will be out soon to continue the theme.

narrow hedging

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 14:12

 Could you add some trellis on your side to give more height for the climbers that nut suggests?

As a hedge, I can only think of things like Pyracantha which will grow against your fence happily.

And the nosy neighbours will get a face full of prickles to keep them away...


Posted: 28/03/2014 at 14:08

I don't like blue flowers MrsG. Don't really like blue at all. Only if it's purple.


I like yellow but not the brash colour of Hypericum. Soft yellows in summer, but I don't mind stronger shades the rest of the year. If you associate yellows with dark foliage it looks very smart.


Mankind and trees

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 14:03

And where would we be without them I wonder....

Beginner gardener with small London garden

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 14:00

These agents can be hopeless sometimes. I've been on both sides of the rental/landlord fence so I understand the problems. Agents get a fee but they need 'managing' like everything else nowadays because they can be totally lacking when it comes to actually doing any management. Especially when the owner's several thousand miles away I'd guess  

Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 13:38

That's brilliant Potters! 

Camera Corner

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 13:31

They're beautiful pix steephill 

Reds are very small compared to their big ugly grey relations OL.  They don't have many areas left where they can thrive unfortunately.They're lovely so I  hope you get to see one or two. 

Strawberry Death

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 13:28

Sounds as if that's been the problem Owen. I bought three at the end of summer in a sale. They were in the shelter of the house wall over the (very wet winter) and actually stayed evergreen. They were never watered other than when they got some rain. I just took off a few old stems etc and they're growing away. Tuck them somewhere drier and let them dry out a bit and see how they are in a couple of weeks.


Posted: 28/03/2014 at 13:23

That Guana thingummy bob wouldn't last 5 minutes here Verd- it's wet, windy and 4 degrees out there just now...

So much for the nice day they were forecasting 

Trip to nursery - Paeony purchased, plus a couple of other things - nothing very exciting apart from two more pasqueflowers. Mainly stuff for outside the fence.

Think it might have been David Austin that Dove got her rose KEF, but I could be totally wrong. 

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