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Black...good or yuck?

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 10:56

I really don't like ophiopogon. I know its very "in" but it just looks like dead stuff to me.

I'm not fond of black flowers either, partly because they're not black, they  are usually dark purple or red, and I think that if you work in the day, and come home in the evening, you don't see them, because they disappear in the gloaming. However a pale colour or white will shout out at you in the evenings.

flower magic

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 10:50

there was an awful lot reduced at the end of last year in the garden centre.

I'm waiting to see what mother nature does to the buldozed piles of soil next door, (with a little help from a scatter of any left over seeds I collected last year.)


Posted: 04/04/2014 at 09:54

Good morning everyone.

Beautiful cherry, Stacey.

Best wishes to verdun and his mum.

I was reading yesterday that many cider Apple trees in Somerset may have been drowned by the floods. A shortage of scrumpy  looms.

It's very grey, misty and damp here. More garden porn awaits.

flower magic

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 09:49

I saw a patch done at the garden centre last year. I thought quite a boring mix of annuals in desperate need of thinning out. I had to restrain myself. You could make a better mix yourself. Don't expect it to look like on the packet, with large stuff at the back and smaller at the front.


Posted: 03/04/2014 at 20:50

Well, if you was near me, you wouldn't need the cosmos. I've got three quarters of a tray of seedlings you could have. I've already pricked out three dozenand thats going to be too many for me.


Posted: 03/04/2014 at 18:38

I've got eight grey squirrels regularly on the lawn eating the bird seed, and the camellia flowers, and the magnolia flowers.....

they had at least two litters of kits last year.

Aww man! Seedlings...

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 18:34

If they've eaten below the seed leaves, then there's no chance.

The glory of Daffodils

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 18:07

I think salome is more opening orangey and fading to apricot.

Remember to mow around them, Panda. (or remind the undergardener)

 These were here when I came. I've dug them all out once. They are probably King Alfreds, but they're a nice splash of colour and the dying leaves get hidden by herbaceous perennials.

The glory of Daffodils

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 15:14

I think the "pink"ones in catalogues have been touched up. A bit like the "blue"rose that turned out to be a muddy lilac.

The glory of Daffodils

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 15:06

I think the pink one is Salome. I cant remember the name of the orchid flowered one. Parkers were doing orchid flowered mixed and pink flowered mixed at about a tenner for 25 last year.I have always found Parkers good for bulbs. One of my amaryllis I bought from them is one its third spike. They often have freebies like the tete a tete that I love to have in a pot near to  the house. My front garden is having a purple year this year, cortesy of freebies. Purple tulips mix (free from parkers)yet to flower, and purple hyacinth mix (free gardeners world offer) currently scenting the front area. Also I have a double lilac primrose that is flowering away.

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