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Front Garden Stars

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 12:06

Yes Beaus Mum it was Smiths. Its still owned by the same people but in the last couple of years they've given it abit of a facelift. That's also happened to Flowerland in Iver.

Front Garden Stars

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 09:28

I got the white echinops from a garden centre in Uxbridge Middx, the only place I've seen the white form and not seen since. The front garden was just grass when we moved in and now its a mixture of colourful shrubs at different times of the year, spring bulbs and violets and grasses.

Watsonias from seed

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 22:50

I think you need to get them outside. Die back seems to be normal and I just pull the dead bits out.

Here's a pic of what yours could look like. They are about 18-22in tall.

Front Garden Stars

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 22:29

At last photos as promised.


Is this an Escallonia?

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 12:00

Could be this

Front Garden Stars

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 11:33

I'll try this afternoon, its in shade at the moment. The front garden starts to get some sun from around 1.30.

Front Garden Stars

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 09:26

A white flowered echinops and a lavender covered in bees. And blue blue agapanthus.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 21:40

I'm excited to see what's going to arrive, its like Christmas

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 15:24

No probs, it'll give the postman something to think about and thanks.

Newbie Help!

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 13:31

It be a good idea to look at pics of plants/flowers online or in magazines and keep the ones you like, so you've got a 'library' when you do have time to start planting up your border. Geraniums are good, plenty of varieties and tough. Verbenas, aquilegias, irises, scabious, phlomis, astrantias, choisya, spirea. There are lots of perennials out there that would suit.

Don't worry about your garden centre experience, not all of them will be like that, there are some who genuinely care about the plants they sell.

If you get the chance you could visit a garden to see how they plant. Wisley is good as there are 'rooms' and borders of all shapes and sizes.

Looking at the pics of your space, your garden looks very similar in shape to one that Chris Beardshaw is helping to create in Beechgrove Garden (on tomorrow BBC2 Scotland or Sunday BBC2) that also might give you ideas too.

Discussions started by Gardenmaiden

Plant ID

Mystery plant at the bottom of my garden. I've never seen this before and it isn't something I planted. 
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Moses in the bulrushes

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What to do when the plant has gone over 
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