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Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 08:45

Kathy - that garden must gladden your heart every day - just superb 

Garden's looking as if it's about to burst into all it's glory BL. Hope you get some dry weather soon though. 

I love that Hefty - Bird Raymond. 

Aren't we daft? 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 08:42

Gorgeous chicky - mine cheer me every day too 

The dark ones are so velvety and luxurious. 

Hope the sun shines all day for you - I'll send you some from the hill anyway  

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 08:35

I know what you mean Dove - slightly the same here. 

I'm going to hang washing out - young fairylet has her orders about bringing it in otherwise it will be stiff as a board by the time I get back!  



Posted: 05/03/2016 at 08:22

Always - nothing looks worse than an untidy edge to the grass. Even if it hasn't been cut for a while, a neat edge will improve it enormously. 

It will also benefit the hedge to keep the area under it clear, unless you have a wildlife hedge where it benefits small creatures and insects to have leaf cover etc. 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 08:19

Morning all/afties Pat - hope you enjoyed Vera  

Dove - these anniversaries are horrible. You'll get through it as you always do -extremely well  I thought of going to the cemetery today as I'll be going past on the way to walk, but it doesn't feel right to do that so I'll go tomorrow.

Welcome Jacqui - hope you enjoy the forum and all the mad people here 

 Yvie - did you get told that might be a side effect? Hope it improves soon - painful to have headaches constantly.

Easy to say 'don't worry' chicky -  not easy to do though. Love to you and Mr c and the chicklets xxx

Off to walk shortly - can't miss this great spell of weather - and it's good at the weekend instead of when I'm at work - hurrah! More snowy pix to take  

Gardening pics

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 08:05

Totally agree B'cupdays. It's very easy to just accept something over time. Keeping a 'fresh' eye on dodgy areas is vital to get you into action! 

The worst bit of mine is something I see every day when I come home from work because it's the bit where the building work's going to start - I couldn't go any further with the garden where that bit is. Hopefully - that will change in a few months when it's completed 

Espresso Machine for Garden

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 08:01

I doubt anything would be suitable for permanent use outside in the UK. Only if it was kept in an insulated building of some kind. 


Posted: 05/03/2016 at 07:59

The gorse has been looking superb on the lower slopes of the hills recently Invicta. I've been admiring it on a regular basis. Not something many people do admire! 

The harebells are a real feature on our hills GD-very common, but stunning when there's early morning mist on them like in my pic. I'm very tempted to get some for the garden. 


Posted: 04/03/2016 at 20:14

It's funny GD - they're just delightful, but I've never thought of trying to grow them in the garden.   That pic was from a (rather special) walk last year on my way to a hill. They're everywhere on our hills up here in mid to late summer.  I had a look to see if they're available by seed and found a wildflower that supplies plugs, so perhaps...... 

Clay soil

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 18:16

Need more info - what aspect - sun or shade etc. What sort of size are you looking for? 

I use Heucheras and Tiarellas, Pachysandra and prostrate Gaultherias in shady areas. All fairly small.  Vinca is fine too but many people find it invasive. Osmanthus burkwoodii is good too - bigger than the aforementioned, as is Sarcococca. 

Most of my 'sunny' plants are in raised beds to counteract the clay, but you'll get more suggestions from others for that aspect   


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