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top 5

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 14:45

my top 5 are

beared iris

tulips and alliums and snowdrops




to be honest i could do a top 10..but will leave it at that.

jengil.. i also love primulas.. i relly could do a list of 10 or even 20..

top 5

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 14:44

my top 5 are


tulips and alliums and snowdrops




to be honest i could do a top 10..but will leave it at that.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 14:41

it was nice first thin gupto about 11am.. hasnt stopped raining since. and rather cold with it..

Talkback: Native versus non-native plants

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 13:19

@paul steer.. i agree i leave nettles coming up amoungst my plants every year.. their flowers are pretty enough to tolerate..

Talkback: Most hated plants

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 08:21

auntie betty... i have to agree with you on hyacinths.. they smell terrible to me.. and wintersong.. your right.. i had to think about it and now i have read some of the replies here.. i have found a few more i do not like

i must say i do not actual hate the plants in themselves.. sometimes it is just the way they smell i think.. but then some it is the way they look or the way they grow really not sure what it is that makes us hate one plant but not another..

i do hate plants that have been bred to be a totally different colour than they are meant to be.

 I also dislike poppies..but more for the fact that they seed everywhere and the large opium ones get covered in blackfly.. so they get pulled in my garden while young.


Talkback: Native versus non-native plants

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 08:11

hollie-hock.. yes it is a lovely plant so scented with it.. and seems to be flowering for ever if i keep dead heading it.. will deffinitely grow it again..

Talkback: Native versus non-native plants

Posted: 03/06/2012 at 09:32

i am with you hollie-hock.. anything for bees and wildlife.. i grew sweet rocket  htis year..they love that. i try to feed the bees, buterflies, hedgehogs and they get my slugs, and the birds.. and over the last 2 years i have managed to do it rather well.. so will keep going.


Talkback: Most hated plants

Posted: 03/06/2012 at 09:28

i hate busy lizzies and firs..

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 03/06/2012 at 09:24

@Berghill.. they are gorgeous photos.. your have a lovely large acreage of lang there.. i wouldnt mind that much..kep tellong hubby we need to move you have some lovely plants.. and the cat is so cute also.

we had heavy rain last ight.. so butts are now full so happy about that. spent yesterday planting out summer bedding ready for the rain.. got sunburn again.. cant believe it.

today i will inside sowing some seeds ready for next too windy and cold outside..

May In Your Garden

Posted: 01/06/2012 at 19:37

@wintersong and inkdog.. yes it is great to be so passionate.. the flowers, the birds the wildlife.. i love it all. and this place is a gold nugget of info and like minded people.


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