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Posted: 15/05/2014 at 20:03

Never heard of sunflowers being called anything particular if they're multi headed OL, but maybe someone else knows different. 

Daughter's spag bol consumed and catching up on the Chelsea thingy.

Bit tired too 

Lifting daffodils

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 19:58

If you  put them into pots, water in, and pop them out the way somewhere, that's the easiest way as they're easy to put back into the places you want them. If not, put them into some reasonably decent spare ground.  Make sure you label them though! 



Posted: 15/05/2014 at 19:51

Triandrus for the multi headed daffs OL 

Busy day and been outside too.Camera has arrived  Stupid wireless router won't recognise the passwords etc though... Daughter set it up plugged in directly and it look great but we need it wireless for where it'll be. Perhaps Matt will need one too...

Did you get me some plants MrsG? Glad you had a good day Chez fidget 

Off for a look round to see what you're all up to. 


Posted: 15/05/2014 at 07:41

Hi John. I think your idea is the right one - a couple of thoughts. If you put the shed across the front of the space that will mean less of a barrier to build and you could plant climbers to grow over and disguise  it as well. That would also give you an area behind the shed - along the rear fence - to store other stuff like pots and maybe a compost bin etc, and also give you a little sheltered spot for young plants. It means you could simply have a small gate to provide access and to keep that area screened off from the rest of the garden. The shed would sit on some of the existing path and concrete and the bits you dig up will be used for levelling and filling the bare areas. Don't think there's any way of avoiding a bit of hard graft but at least you wouldn't need to build another wall along the front. I did a similar sort of thing last summer as the shed needed moving so that I could open up the fenced in garden. I'll see if I have a pic later to give you an idea. 


Posted: 15/05/2014 at 07:26

Morning all.. 

Good luck with that phone call Dove...don't hold your breath ...

Damp here but supposed to clear.Forensic Fairy just about to leave for her Biology exam. Glad it ain't me. 

Work for me soon so hope you all have a good day. Steal some plants for me MrsG. I'll send you a list 

Photos of your ponds please

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 06:55

That's beautifully done LLouise 

I bet you spend loads of time sitting there watching the world go by - or I hope you do! It's the best way of whiling away a pleasant hour or two isn't it? Great structural planting and contrasts.

Daisy lawn in trend!

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 21:21

It's really beautiful. Isn't it amazing how stunning they look if they're used in such an artistic way 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 21:14

If you change your mind SP - just send me a PM with your address and I'll let you know what sort of things I have. It's no trouble at all 

I've wired my growhouses on to the fence or the house wall. They blew over even if it wasn't that strong a wind. I had loads of buddleia cuttings which were completely wrecked last autumn when we had a rough night. I've only got a few left. Gardengirl wanted a white one so I must see to that soon.

Lovely clematis David. Which one is it?

So many great photos again. I  love your last pic BL - the stone pillar/path/blue planting  

First time strawberry grower!

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 20:56

Strawberries are usually fairly easy in my experience. Good free draining soil/compost but as they're in pots,  watch they don't go short of water as some varieties can get a bit of mildew. Birds often like to pinch the fruits so you may need to protect them with netting later on. I give mine a good feed in spring and then pretty much leave them to it, but in pots you may want to give them a little extra food now and again - something like tomato fertiliser - just to give them a bit of help. You can take the runners off them later in the year to make new plants - it's quite easy to do.

In the meantime - enjoy growing them - and eating them! 

Shrub ID please.

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 20:01

I inherited a Deutzia at my last house KEF - definitely didn't have any perfume and flowers looked identical to yours. I often find flowers which are supposed to be scented just aren't up here. I don't know if it's lack of heat- most scented plants seem to perform better when it's warmer so perhaps that's a reason. 

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