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May In Your Garden

Posted: 26/05/2012 at 19:45

@wintersong.. yeah last year i had alliums in groups but they didnt do well.. so planted them this year in single bulbs and or bar 2 come up! so happy with that really. ust have to get more to finish of otehr borders.. i love them and as i have snady soil here they love it to.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 26/05/2012 at 18:36

@wintersong.. right.. i have one in my garden.. well it is supposed to be..but it does not look like your one.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 26/05/2012 at 18:35

this is a weigelia i got that has cream and pink fowers on the same branch.. its gorg

 and this is me trying to get a clever piccie of my aliums


May In Your Garden

Posted: 26/05/2012 at 18:32

here is my garden today..




Help with Identification please

Posted: 26/05/2012 at 17:56

sorry should spell woodrough..

Help with Identification please

Posted: 26/05/2012 at 17:55

i have it in my garden and i have always know it as woodruff.. well that is what my Granddad callled it..

dunno if it is the proper name.. it spread very easily each year it comes up and i find it will tolerate any conditions.


Posted: 26/05/2012 at 17:53

i have been told that ceanothus come in a tree and ground cover plant.. and i think they are right.. my neighbour 2 day had one that was a tree while mine is just spreading over ground..

can i make it grow like a tree if i prune it right?

May In Your Garden

Posted: 26/05/2012 at 17:48

@wintersong.. your garden is looking lovely.. what is that plant around bottom of your clematis.. is it an iris in bud or something else..

Also like the way your path moves round the garden... just looking for tips as trying to decide on what mine will be like..


Posted: 26/05/2012 at 17:41

@obelixx.. many thanks for you pictures and overall review of chelsea.. although i am very disaapointed with the coverge this year.. the gardens that i have seen are good, though the planting theme has been quite loose this year.. more on structures rahter than plants..

i have to admit i am loving the use of dry stone walling this year.. it is so beautiful to look at and so natuarl... i do not like the red wooden structures on Joe's garden at all.. too dominating for me.. and Andy's garden is very good.. love the use of different materials yet all tie together.. the structure in the water is growing on me alittle.

i love the water feature in thte garden i can not recall.. it is black and just pops up with a ring of ripple and spreads out.. that is very good.

the cacti stand and carniverous plant stand are great.. not been showed them on tv and love the arranged flower photos.. not seen any of them on tv either except one alans litle table.. my also love the big snail ornament.. great!

but overall it does seem the buddies of Mr Titchmarsh are getting a very lot of coverage..  it really has been the worst coverage this year..

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 25/05/2012 at 13:01

@shrinking Violet.. i dunno why.. but as soon as the sun is out.. its "lets get the barbi out" today..  to end up with burnt sausages etc..what about cooking when its not out.

i think it goes back to the early man.. when they would make a fire and cook on it.. it is a natural instinct.. shame they do not the gas hob burner in the smame light

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