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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/05/2012 at 20:07

today has been stinking hot..even with the stiff breeze it was blooming hot..

all my water butts are empty bar one can full in one.. and everything is wilting.. trouble with my sandy soil it is too free draining.. even thou i have added loads of compost to bulk it up..

May In Your Garden

Posted: 26/05/2012 at 20:02

@wintersong.. i love tulips.. thou they didnt do well this year so will buy more..

that is an age for your Eremurus.. i only planted mine last year..they lok fingers crossed they will flower this year.. thou the leaves are different to yours.. long thin and spike upwards..

Drift planting.. i would love that thou not enough space.. hubby states that if i want that i will have to make the borders bigger,, move all my plants about and buy more he has got it in one..thou he doesnt know it yet

thats what i love about gardening.. you can change it roundif you not happy with it when it all flowers.

we are in middle of building a patio inthe sahde for hubby as he cant sit in sun as he is in his second all clear year out of five from melanoma skin cancer..  i will add piccies soon.. my bricklaying leaves a bit to be desired but hey.. we have done it ourselves and we are not brickies.


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.

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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..

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