Posted: 15/08/2012 at 20:08
@gardenfanatic- thanks for the info re the white budliea bush. I have a spot in the "woodland garden" that I'm developing. From what I've read these plants are pretty undemanding. I would describe the area as partial shade/shade, with heavy soil. Do you think they would cope with that? Or do you think that they would need more drainage and more sun?
I'm in my first year of Rudbekias, but now the first flowers are up I love them, I think mine are the perennial type....... I hope as I lot of what I've grown this year are perennial. Although flowers up to Nov if the conditions are right sounds very good to me. Agree they have taken a while to get to get going this year.
I've seen a few peakcocks over the last few days when the sun was out, .They seem to love my big yellow bush (false sunflowers/butterfly bush as they are called in my house) but I suspect they are Buphthalmum..........maybe.
@Robot- I take it you on a water meter? I had one in a property that I lived in a few years ago ( I didn't have a garden then) I find them very expensive
Penninepetal- that low growing Sedum looks very nice, especially as loads of insects are attracted to it.
Great pics Gary- I love the insects that visit our gardens. Lilies are looking great, mine have only just decided to flower after months of anticipation.
lovetogarden- looks lovely, the recent spell of warm weather has given everything a much need boost. Honeysuckle & Clemantis look stunning.
I love the Gazebo area
Always surprised about how many plants you can get from a few seeds-
Didn't even realise that I had so many small pots I still need to learn the art of sowing thinly...............or maybe I just need a polytunnel?