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Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 17:52
punkdoc wrote (see)

GG. As Im sure you know its not the size but what you do with it that matters!!!

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 15:06

Thanks Clive. What I find confusing about them is that they are supposed to prefer damp soil and can be grown at pond edges yet some are obviously the opposite! I suppose each variety has it's own needs. Think the species one especially is hardier and can be grown as a marginal as long as the water doesn't freeze. I expect the coloured varieties will be more tender.


Posted: 09/07/2013 at 08:17

Hi Verd. Have a question about hellebores which I'll do later as I'm off to work now.

Are you going back to old money with the temperature to make it sound higher?  

Have a good day- presume you're volunteering. 

Garden sculpture

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 08:14

They are beautiful Julie and many of us asked for info as opposed to the blatant advertising that occsasionally happens. Hope you get good responses to your site and it goes from strength to strength. 

Which garden hose should I buy?

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 08:06

All I'd say is don't buy a really cheap one as they split too easily, and make sure it's long enough!! I think the fittings and  attachments are the key things and anything that makes it easy to roll up  is definitely good. We used to have one of those fittings that goes on the wall so that if you need to take it round the corner it doesn't catch. Like a plastic runner type thing that attaches to the corner of the wall. Works on a fence also.  Sorry that's not a very good description! 


Posted: 09/07/2013 at 08:01

Mornig all. Bye Dove!

Another hot day here. Was too hot and tired to do anything last night after painting fence. By the time I got dinner etc it was after 8 so just relaxed. The thermometer said 31 in the late afternoon. Not sure how accurate it is but it certainly felt like that!

Andy - take a short detour and go to McLaren's Nursery by Lugton...........make sureyou remortgage your house first..

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 22:06

Clive -that's a little stunner!!

Thanks for sharing 

Do you find them quite straightforward- anything tricky? I see you have yours in pots- is that better than in the ground or is it just a personal choice?

Duck / no duck

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 15:51

Don't hold back Dove - cut to the chase!!


Posted: 08/07/2013 at 15:50

Thanks Bob - they're both in pots just now and I sat them together and they looked really well together. I'll find a little place where they get some shade from other plants probably- a huge pot of dianthus is next to them just now giving them enough shelter from the sun.  I don't want them in too dark a spot either or the viola won't stand out. 

Dove - can you send us a little fret to cool us down 

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 15:40

Punkdoc- beautiful! Summer house is gorgeous as Berghill says - you must have some lovely times sitting there. Lovely views and planting, and what a stunning house 

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