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Latest posts by HyppyByker

Deutzia - should it stay or should it go now

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 16:52

That would be my instinct too - so it's out with the deutzia and donate it to someone else

Thanx Gracie

Why the Gap?

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 16:05

As an extra programme not in place of - we're woefully under-provided for and there's way too much sport.

How can you not have a gardening programme through summer?!


Posted: 12/07/2012 at 16:02

I love fennel so much I'll put up with the seedlings


July in the garden!!

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 16:01

Thanx for the tips - apart from waiting for the sunshine, that's a bit hit n miss

Horsetail - Help!

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 13:47

Thanx all

Why the Gap?

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 13:45

Hear hear - just not enough

July in the garden!!

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 13:44

Really must invest in a better camera

July in the garden!!

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 13:43

For once I think the North West has had the benefit of the better weather - still wet and lacking sunshine but we've had more than our fair share of the sun when it's around and no flodding. 

I sowed a meadow and nursery cornlower mix this year and the flowers are up to my armpits and glorious.  The 2 new beds I planted in spring have done really well too - only problem being a friend mis-labelled some lupins so I've got pink in the hot border and red in the cool.  Hey ho - the best laid plans and all that.

The red lychnis has been glorious indeed and conincidentally I've planted an echinops nearby which is budding up nicely so hopefully my heart will be singing too

 It's taken 5 years to get to this point and the joy and pleasure it's given this year has more than rewarded the har work and wait


Posted: 12/07/2012 at 13:22

Ditto with the pink geranium - the blue is much more contained and still loved by the bees.  I can cope with the welsh poppies and love th marigolds but I let a couple of giant nasturiums seed last year and they're everywhere this year - easy to get rid of tho' so not really a thug

Why the Gap?

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 13:17

Actually it suits me as I'm gardening quite a bit further north so am that little bit behind Monty


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