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June in Your Garden!

Posted: 26/06/2012 at 13:55

thanks everyone.. it will be very secluded once finished.. weather not helped but we are slowly making our way down the path and round the side.. it is taking time.. and money.. and never seem to have both of them together

strawberries look lovely WS.. be great with some scones and cream round yours for afternoon tea then


Identify plant

Posted: 25/06/2012 at 13:42

yes it is either an erysimum  ever flowering wallflower. or as it is orange and scented more likely siberian wallfower.. they are gorgeous and very scented..  and half hardy.. keep protected ove rwinter and it will survive.. you can get seeds from that but all otehr erysimum are sterile so have to be done via cuttings.

Compost, they reckon !!!

Posted: 25/06/2012 at 13:38

i have been using westland 3 for £10 here.. dont go no cheaper than that.. but i have found some of my seeds not doing well.. i am rather inclined to go back to peat compost it is better.


Posted: 25/06/2012 at 13:22

yes as stated you sowed to late must sow about now to end august for flower next year.

Calling Mrs P - or anyone who can grow Verbena bonariensis from seed

Posted: 25/06/2012 at 13:09

i must admit i had no trouble frowing mine from seed.. as stated above sow in spring.. just keep warm and they will grow.. most of mine did.. and they flowered next year..

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 25/06/2012 at 13:03

and here is our patio in the making...

 this is our shady patio.. as hubby had skin cancer he is not allowed to sit in the sun at all.. so this is shaded nd we are going to fix a sail canopy over the top.. so be lovely.. it is down low behind the bushes so secluded.. very nice.


June in Your Garden!

Posted: 25/06/2012 at 13:02

@great pictures Dean and yes it is erysimum  Variegatum.  i have 4 of them in my garden.. and now is time to take cuttings shoots but not ones with floer heads coming.. tey will flower all year if warm enough.. and flower and flower.. just keep dead heading it..

here are some piccis of my wild looking garden at mo..

 my little friend..



June in Your Garden!

Posted: 23/06/2012 at 16:28

well today i managed to get some hours in outside.. rather windy still but the sun was warm.

i finally lifted and split my londons pride and got many more plants ready for my path borders next year.. lifted and split my bearded iris and got loads more plants..but some back in around the garden and potted rest up for next years path border i keep reminding hubby of that job to be done... relay the path and make borders..

 have decided on stepping stone slabs and gravel with edger.. and 2 3rd way down a round bed with the path passing through.. so a circle around a circle if  you get me.. with a border around that.. sounds confusing.. wish i could draw picture on here then you would know.. we have drawn up plans for the wooden pergula?? that will follow the shape of the round circle path in a circle.. which will follow the paths that go out form the circle.. so like a cross section but with a circle around it and in it.. this will give me height and structure on the garden but also strong and sturdy with it.. i can then hopefully grow some climbing plants and clematis

cut grass and tided edges up so looking all pucker and dandy now.. hope to get out thre tomorrow.

scaredy cat plant, does it work

Posted: 23/06/2012 at 08:51

it does not work.. i bought few years ago and they dont work..but nesting seagulls do..

Is it ever going to STOP!!!!

Posted: 23/06/2012 at 08:48 borther inlaw is like you.. he gets very low and depressed about end of november and last until march.. he is hard to keep up beat at times.

our vegs not doing to well..only peas and swede look the best.. french beans not grown a cm since planting out.. and the onions have failed this year.. it is getting bad.. i got a letter yesterday to say my free lavenders from last months GW have been delayed until july.. bet it is  this weather stunting them too. my day lilly still waiting in bud for the hot sun to come out.. i cant blame it for not wanting to waste it flowers at the moment

and what has flowered is being beaten down by the damn wind. not a good gardening year at all.. i have heard we are going to have nice august and september so ahve cut some things back in hope they will flower again later.


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