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Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 09:57

@skyrunner.. super idea.. and very cost effective.. i will have to get hubby making something up for mine... it looks so good in yr pics.

nutcutlet.. loving the iris.. superb colour.. and love the pink one QR.. love bearded iris.. mine are all done now.. my dark black one i put pic up here off. has just finished last bud.


Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 09:35

skyrunner.. love he path in the 5th picture down..  is it just odd pacing you found or is it bought that way..

it is same sort of thing i am after for my garden.

Talkback: Cockchafers

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 16:02
we have these in our garden all the time during season.. thou not so many this year as previous years.. o/h calls them maybugs.. but they are large and amazing bugs..

Painting what you've grown

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 15:57

such amazing pictures.. beautiful.. i am afraid i do not get time to paint these days. have not done for some years now.. used to be my job.. but children came along and life took a different path..

keep the picures coming i love to look at them as much as your gardens

astrantia from seed

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 15:42

cotty.. i have struggled for some years to grow them.. but last year i harvested a load of white seeds and a colour i do not know as pinched seed head form osbourne house gardens and they have all grown.. have over 35 young healthy plants.

so each time i have tried differenct ways to get them to seed..

this time i sowed them in a tray soon after harvesting.. let them dry out for bit then seeded. kept htem in my greenhouse and kept moist.. and checked on them regularlay.. they stayed in my greenhouse in a shady bit under the shelving all winter long every couple weeks i would rough up the surface a bit and poke any seeds i could see back in.. they ahve stayed in my greenhouse the whole time even when it has been hot in there.. they have loved it.... in march time they started to shooting and i just pricked them out into a celluar tray when they got second leaves..

i dont know if this ws just luck this time or i have finally masterd it.. i do not know.. but that is what i will doing again this year.. as well as splittig them.. that i have been told is good too.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 08:53

@artjak... they get as big as you let them.. i keep mine well pruned each year so they dont get to large..

lovely cake birdy... yum (licking lips) just right with a cuppa rose lea and absoluetly right..both enjoyed sat in the garden breathing in all your acheivements.

Feeding meal worms to my nesting blue tits

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 08:49

yeah thos starlings are gannets.. really. noise and fight all time.. have loads of young again this year and they empty the two large feeders of suet pellets very fast.. sometimes i hve to go and shoo them off.. as it is madness.


Posted: 08/06/2013 at 11:58

i love the soft pinks and mauves with soft blues .. i have oranges and yellows in areas.. but find them rather bright.. so they are a connecting focus point along the borders.. and as already stated .. ones with russet colours on them blend the colours together really well.. from the pinks through the soft reds (dont like harsh) the russet ones blend it in.

i love greens and whites in the shaded part as they really stand out..

Whats moving our bird seed feeder?

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 11:51

in my garden it was the jackdaws.. stood and watched them one day.. and videod them too.. just unhookin them form the branch and droppin them to get the seed.

How would you describe your garden?

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 11:49

my garden well.... it started off as well kept.. now it is more self seed adn remove it not in right place.. and just let it do its thing... i just go round and weed and dead head and split and divide when needed..

i think i am more romantic/cottage style.. but i am always changing it each year.. as my ideas and loves change..

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