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Posted: 07/07/2016 at 19:58

You've missed him T'bird, but the catch up prog is coming on....

ppauper... tut tut 

Dianthus caryophyllus - 'Coquettte'

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 19:47

I'll try and get a pic to show you how mine look now Lou.I had a look but I don't have a close up. 

I had three plants in one big pot, and when I moved here, I separated them again into three separate ones. That's when they looked a bit duff. 

You can do the same when they're in the ground, by burying them a bit deeper and putting soil/compost in the middle, but it's a bit of a process from what I remember. Easier with a pot as you can lift them more easily and play about with them!  


Posted: 07/07/2016 at 19:33

LP - 

I see what you mean!  

Clari - a well aimed, lit match would also work....

and who are you intending to choke?  

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Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 19:31

Clematis Etoile Violette starting to do it's thing. It spreads by the same amount in the other direction too

One of my favourite plants in this, or any of the other gardens I've had 

Dianthus caryophyllus - 'Coquettte'

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 17:55

Hi Becci - they can get a bit woody and sprawly. What I've done successfully is to peg down some of those stems into the compost - you can position them where you want them within reason.

You can then sprinkle a little compost or soil over those bits and you'll find that over time you'll get new shoots appearing and you 'll hide the woody stuff. 

Plants for a small pond

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 17:43

Are you using a liner ecokid? Apologies if you've said and I've missed it. I've used all sorts of stuff for ledges and then the liner simply goes over them. You just have to make sure there are no sharp edges which might pierce the liner  

I've just looked and see that you're using a tub. You could wrap the bricks in liner or plastic as they will probably break down over time. 

Last edited: 07 July 2016 17:45:05

Covering a shady fence

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 17:36

I'd echo what obelixx says - containers of any kind would have to be very generous for any climbers long term. 

Do you see much of the fence? It might not be worth planting anything really.

Also, how much space is there in front of the fence ?

 Alternatively, pots of annuals like sweet peas for the bit that's sunnier,or shrubs rather than climbers. You'll get more variety using those and they would provide a good screen. It really depends on the amount of room you have 


Posted: 07/07/2016 at 17:30

Wot - no eucalyptus Panda? 

Glad you had a grand time - a Wallace and Gromit ...

Liri - I forgot to say well done re your SIL. That's a terrific achievement. Did you see the bit I wrote  recently about Jasmin Paris breaking the record for Munro running? I can't begin to imagine the kind of lung capacity people require for hill running!  They have my sincere admiration!  

Lesley - always a different story when they owe you money eh? 

Sun is shining here. I should really go and do something productive before tackling dinner...

Gardens we have visited 2016

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 12:45

Lovely pix chicky. I've been to Hampton Court - but just to visit it and the garden, not for the show. 

Think the Iris is one of the Chrysographes types. I have them by the pond. They're stunning - and very easy. Just need a damp spot with a bit of sun  

The small gardens are so much more 'accessible' for most people. Many people have a plot that size and small gardens are infinitely harder to get right than bigger ones, because you simply don't have the space to have all sorts of different areas and ideas. Every plant or fixture has to earn it's keep. 

That one is lovely. Gorgeous summerhouse in the second pic 


Posted: 07/07/2016 at 12:38

I'm surprised you got through to anyone at HMRC/Inland Revenue GWRS, another part of The Government that isn't fit for purpose 

Slightly concerned about ppauper's 'buns' activity...or have I picked her up wrong?   

Hosta - don't be silly. Politicians having sensible, 'normal' discussions....are you mad? 

They get further and further removed from reality as the years go by, I reckon.

Decent day here but I'm at work. Well I'm having lunch just now. Picked some ripe strawbs. Magpies can't get 'em but the damn slugs are..grrr..  

Looking forward to the Forker pix. Hope Dove wasn't by her lonesome too long...

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