Latest posts by gardeningfantic

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.


June in Your Garden!

Posted: 01/06/2012 at 19:26

@wintersong.. never get bored looking at gardens.. yours is so lush and green.. mine is dry and parched i know as i am writing this it sounds wrong but right

yes it is june and everything is slowing down in my garden..needs refreshments.. due on sunday I am told.

@figrat.. you have been busy.. that wouldnt be sotongeoff would it.. he has manflu

my foxgloves are doing veyr well..would add picture..but on other computer and they not on this one.. hope to plant out rudbeckias tomorrow as they are straining in their pots.. and as thye have rain forecast, what better time.

Fork Handles

Posted: 31/05/2012 at 08:45

iris..doh!  very good.. and very clever... oh well i will have to try and win that trip to the moon another way.. was sooooo looking forward to that..



Posted: 31/05/2012 at 08:43

oh and thanks for that great link.


Posted: 31/05/2012 at 08:37

@gary.. great pictures.. and thanks karen for the indentification.. i have noticed some of these in my garden.. the white tail is very obvisous..

keep the pictures coming..

May In Your Garden

Posted: 31/05/2012 at 08:23

i must admit.. most of my family do not understande me and my love of gardening.. they always moan when i say garden vouchers for birthday and xmas... except my Mum as she is as bad as me for garden.

but i cant understand them not loving it.. it is an escapism that i cant do without.. i love nothing better than wondering round the garden nurseries and eyeing up plants.. thou i do not buy so many now.. i tend to buy seeds.. and Mum and I share them.. it is so satisfying to watch them grow and mature and know you did that.. its like having children really..

anyway i could waffle on all day aobut it..but i wont


May In Your Garden

Posted: 31/05/2012 at 08:18

@wintersong.. your garden is looking gorgeous and very lush.. i love what looks llike blu aquilegia.. one in photo under that enormous hosta.. is looks very happy there.. i have had problems with slugs too.. just  case of going out and throwing on path for thrushes..

i got a pot of londons pride at car boot last year for £2.  i then managed to splt and get 6 plants.. was so chuffed.. love it reminds me of my Nana.. as for the saxifrage. i love it..tried growing from seed and didnt do well.. so have to try again.

i can fully understand your love of the garden and not ever having one.. i spend all my time in mine.. at the cost of the house work but it is the best place to be in my mind.

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