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Posted: 09/03/2014 at 11:16

Morning all. Late for me - was catching up with Salamander from last night. Don't think anyone here is watching it. It's very good. 

Dull here and a bit damp looking - supposed to rain later. Will get some compost at GC as they had a good deal there when I was in yesterday with a friend. Got some dark sweet peas so I'll just sow them straight outside I think once I get compost into raised bed. No suitable creams or whites so I'll get them online. Louise, I presume you just want to get your sw. peas hardened off a bit before putting out? Sounds right to me - if they're too coddled and warm they just get leggy. Remember to pinch them out as well. David's sp thread will give you all the info you need 

Edd - don't get me started on stupid people who go up hills inadequately dressed. Have seen so many of them 

Dove - hope the ear's better soon. Don't delay getting the right treatment.

Hope everyone has a good day. Think I may have to do ironing later 


Posted: 08/03/2014 at 20:20

Ribes sanguineum Matt - the flowering currant 


Posted: 08/03/2014 at 20:16

Fatsias look great in that sort of situation as they have tropical looking foliage but are pretty tough and easy to grow, and give a good backdrop to other colours. If your soil's suitable, rhododendrons have good sized flowers and the bright red or pink ones could work well.


Posted: 08/03/2014 at 19:51

I'd like to get another Miscanthus Verd, but I don't think this garden will lend itself to them. I've got a different look here- a bit more traditional -and I'm not sure I could work one in without it looking wrong.

Once the extension's done though... I might be able to create a suitable area outside the French Doors as I'll have a small decked balcony and will probably put some of the phormiums below it, and....

Yes - perhaps I can work one in after all  

An ENVY thread....

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 19:43

I think you're right - they need careful consideration in terms of other plants. Many people keep it subtle - lots of green foliage, bit of white etc so that the poppy is the star of the show. Only problem with that is, once they're over, you need something else to take their place or it could become a bit flat. Depends on the look you want though. I feel they work best in contemporary 'less is more' gardens. A Scandinavian look perhaps! 

An ENVY thread....

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 19:33

Busy Bee - if you move to Scotland you might get Meconopsis to grow. They like our climate.

I've never grown them though - because I really, really don't like the colour. Sorry..

Small garden idea

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 19:16

I assumed that you meant the aspect was North East from the house not that the bed was facing that direction - hence my suggestions.  If Edd's right then some of my suggestions would be unsuitable! 


Posted: 08/03/2014 at 19:11
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Oh look!  We've got a beautiful sunset, layer on layer of pinky apricot candyfloss all over the western sky - Shepherd's Delight 


Are you sure there's not just a big fire in the next town Dove? 

Told you I was in a silly mood...


Used to have Morning Light Verd - it's very pretty.  I wanted Flamingo for the same garden but couldn't get it at the time. Think I bought Ferner Osten instead. 



Posted: 08/03/2014 at 18:58

I love that Lisa-  I bought a new hellebore 'by accident'....

You really meant to get bread and milk didn't you? 

An ENVY thread....

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 18:56

Some of your 'southern' heatwave would be nice right now. Had to double up on pegs on the washing in case I had to hunt for daughter's school uniform down the next road...

It's just a tad windy here and it ain't an overly warm one! 

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