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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 12/08/2013 at 13:19

Lovely pg. Not taken any pics of mine but they're flowering away like mad and the smell is wonderful! What varieties did you grow or were they a mix ?

PS I think ltg said it was Huldine - the white clem that is 

Lovely isn't it?


Posted: 12/08/2013 at 13:08

Wouldn't know-  haven't read it -not my thing. Has to have a good murrrderr in it for me to enjoy! 

Anyway- I'm a lady- I like lady's things -like crochet and needlepoint....

Raining again- just when I started painting 

Lunch instead.


Posted: 12/08/2013 at 09:54

Steady on BL- we don't want you getting all of a flutter- we won't know if it's the sun or the book! 


Posted: 12/08/2013 at 09:52

Clematis Nellie Moser is famously good in shade Kamo. Big pale pink flowers with toning bars on the sepals. Heucheras are good for shade - I had one in a pot last year in almost identical conditions. There are some good bright green ones now too. I have the grass (sedge)Carex oshimenesis Evergold in pots and they will take shade. Green/gold leaves and a nice rounded shape about a foot in size.  


Posted: 12/08/2013 at 09:29
Verdun wrote (see)

Morning smokin.  I think we can all identify with that piece.  I know I do...

Verd - me too love  x


Posted: 12/08/2013 at 09:22

Morning all. Andy- we're all thinking of you. Take care. 

Cloudy here but bright. Got electrician coming shortly to sort heating timer but hope to get some painting done outside if the showers stay away.

Having tea too - Verd do you drink the Echinacea Milkshake or just look at it?


Posted: 12/08/2013 at 09:04

As Monty clearly pointed  out when doing his compost- the principle's the same no matter what size the garden is ....

Zombie you can always use subtitles when watching Beechgrove...I have to use them when Eastenders is on.......

I remember that show pg but can't recall the name either. Makeover show though wasn't it?


Posted: 11/08/2013 at 22:05

With a slope that steep maintenance is the biggest issue, so hardy evergreen shrubs would be my choice Dan. Lots to choose from depending on your aspect and soil type. You don't want to be faffing around on there trying to stake perennials and cutting stuff back. It will be tricky enough preparing the ground and getting stuff planted as it is.The alternative is creating terraces to make access easier, but as you say, you're on a budget so that probably rules that out. 


Posted: 11/08/2013 at 21:54

I'd have thought they would have been sturdy enough to take a small hole drilled in them Gold1locks, but maybe you'd be better attaching battens to the ends of the wooden panels instead and running wires through vine eyes fixed to those?


Posted: 11/08/2013 at 21:39

Does Sean count....?

Sorry - couldn't resist....

I'll get my coat...

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