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Posted: 08/09/2016 at 17:23

She posted a while back Verd - although I can't remember exactly when. Think she was doing ok  

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 15:43

That would be lovely Pat. They're very pretty plants although mine are getting a bit battered with wind and rain just now! I often buy some for gap filling. I don't bother lifting them - they're so inexpensive that I tend to treat them as annuals.

Hi BM - the first one would be terrific if you don't mind. I'll PM you my address later   


Posted: 08/09/2016 at 15:37

I'm afraid Stacey doesn't keep too well Mhar, and she hasn't posted for quite a while on the forum. 

On her behalf, I'd hazard a guess that the clematis survived and grew well . They're quite resilient - most of the time  

Paint colour for this wall?

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 15:33

Mercy bo-coops Verd. 

I like it, although I want the pond a bit bigger, so I might remove a bit of the grass.....

Is anyone else planning their spring tulip displays yet?

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 15:30

Bandits aren't they? 

You'll just have to cross your fingers re the tulips, but I'm sticking my neck on the line and saying they'll be fine  

Don't knock on my door if they all fail though...

Seriously, I'd agree with you about things tempting us. It would help if GCs had clear info about different bulbs. I often buy some Acidantheras as annuals for sticking into gaps. This year, I bought them in Feb/March but they were on sale in late January/Feb. I know they can't just be planted directly into the ground at that time, but it said nothing on the packet about that. I can see many people being tempted by them and then wondering why none of them appear in late summer. 

Turfed Lawn

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 15:23

Cowboy is the polite term Verd. I can think of a more appropriate one  

but I am a laydee  

Another Leylandii issue

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 15:20

I'm surprised he's even on your list Rex....

Game's a bogey then. What a shame. Impossible to reason with unreasonable people. 

Even if you hacked them back so that you could plant something more attractive to look at, the ground will be so dry and depleted that it would be pretty difficult to achieve anything attractive. 

Planting Spring Bulbs

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 15:15

I've just replied to you  on the other thread Alizwa. 

The biggest problem is remembering where they are  

It's a good idea to mark them with twigs or something similar, but I have to admit, I don't often follow my advice 

Is anyone else planning their spring tulip displays yet?

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 15:12

Wouldn't worry too much alizwa. As long as you've planted them correctly, they should be absolutely fine.  Tulips are usually planted later when it's colder, but I've never had a problem with the virus which is the reason for planting later in the year. It's cooler up here anyway,but perhaps I've also been lucky

What have you put in? 

Underplanting Mahonia Media

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 13:44


I was going to take a pic when I collected daughter from work but it was ferdiddling down. Crocosmia Lucifer is in front of that Mahonia I mentioned, as well as Holly, hardy Geraniums and the other shrubs I mentioned. There are three golden conifers behind for screening from the other property at the back of it.

I did take a pic of the Mahonia once when it was flowering as it looked lovely, but not sure any of the other planting is in the pic.

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