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Posted: 23/02/2014 at 16:24

A big stand of them makes more of an impact lily - if you have the room. 

Pound Shop Lupins

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 16:22

I'd keep the shoots in daylight Jack, but it may not make too much of a difference if they're very small. Keep an eye out for slugs/snails and aphids - they all love lupins! 

Camera Corner

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 16:18

Love the archway and gate too KEF. I have a mirror that I want to place on the fence which will eventually be surrounded by greenery. I'll angle it to reflect another part of the garden - that's the theory anyway!

Was the container for the empties handy during the building work Bob? 

Nice to see it all coming together isn't it. Makes the hard graft worth while. Another month will see an even  bigger difference. I've still a bit of work to do on  my raised beds but some of the plants are getting established quite  well now, and I planted hundreds of bulbs in them.

Music in the Garden

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 16:10

I need something to drown out the screaming children LLass. The poor birds don't stand a chance unless it's pouring with rain or they're at school.

Just birdsong would be glorious 

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diablo'

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 16:06

When one door closes nut...

More Plant I-D's please.

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 16:05

Would agree with nut on everything there Jack, though I wouldn't have known Abelia and woodrfuff. 8 looks rhododendron- ish but to be honest, there's so little of it, it's hard to tell - it could be lots of things. It may have been planted and just hasn't had the right conditions or enough room to establish correctly or it could be something that's seeded itself in there. Many of the plants do seem quite congested so you may need to do a bit of clearing to get the best from the ones you want to keep.

Did you mean the flowering currant Stacey - ribes - that flowers in spring?

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diablo'

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 15:49

Had a quick look at RHS site- seems they are hardy so I must have been having a senior moment nut! 

Is there no sign of life? Would have thought you'd have had a shoot or two by now if it's reasonably mature and established.

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diablo'

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 15:44

Not 100% sure nut - maybe I'm wrong. Will have a little look around- perhaps I'm thinking of something else 

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diablo'

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 15:21

Are they not a bit dubious hardiness - wise nut?

Music in the Garden

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 14:51

Have you got  the hiccups donutsmrs? 

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