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My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 24/04/2017 at 11:52

You too GWRS.  I have a present from the birds or the wind of a hawthorn tree this year which i plan on keeping.  i will plant blue and white primula denticulata under it and keep the canopy haigher than my head.  They look so lovely in flower but then i only have one other one, not a hedgeful.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 17:24

Yes that yellow tree peony is huge thie year and covered with buds = going to look spectacular when they all open..

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 16:45

Up my garden in the brilliant sunshine this afternoon.


My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 12:57

Sunday morning task completed - broad beans planted in potager raised bed no 1. with phlox in centre as pollinator.


My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 08:52

TY Joyce.  I have been on the internet and found lots of lovelu white flowered varieties so will have a look in the woodland edge to see if I have a suitable site.  But right now I am desparate for rain so I can plant my new purchases!  My yellow flowered epimedium is a good spreader so I am thinking best style would be to have repeat plantings of the same colour as that would be easy and economic to do.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 17:20

Wow such lovely pictures.  That epimedium is a beauty.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 16:31

Hehe! This pansy, one of my plug plants is almost as big as its plant.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 12:06

Yes I only needed 86p from my purse!  Mixture of Xmas present vouchers and earnings from my "Gardening journalism" as my friend calls my writing to the letters pages of gardening mags!  My friend who took me was full of admiration at my business like approach as I had a mental list of what i wanted to buy so steered her from one dept to the next with no dithering.  My mental arithmetic is still exceptional so i knew when I had to stop buying.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 11:50

Oh what a joy that was.  the Garden Centre looked spectacular.  Here are my purchases including two lovely phloxes - the purple one is called Dwarf carpet and the pink and white one "candy stripe".


My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 07:50

A friend came yesterday and cleared the weeds from one o my eight raised beds so I can plant out my broad bean plants which are covered in flowers so I will soon be overwhelmed with broad beans like last year.  She was impressed with my early potatoes which look almost ready to be harvested!

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