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July in the garden!!

Posted: 13/07/2012 at 13:55
Gracie5 wrote (see)

A lovely wildlife haven you have there, HyppyByker. My kind of garden!!

Thanx Gracie - really trying hard to make it so


gardeningfantic wrote (see)

@hyppybyker.. wehre did you get those plant supports form i woul dlove some of them for mine..

I followed Monty's instructions on GW last June - 6mm round steel rods from the steel merchants, they come in 6m lengths, then the other half cut them to length, bent them round various sized tubs and buckets, bent up the ends and hey presto!

I'm really pleased with how they've turned out - they're really easy to get in the ground, no faffing with twine and they look nice.  Downside is they're rusty so messy esp when wet and I've got to sort out where to store them over winter.  Worth it tho.

I've got quite a few rods left over so I'm getting him to make a corkscew support for some soneysuckle this weekend

Certainly helps to have a man who can


Posted: 12/07/2012 at 16:55

That's what I'm planning to do - I've got a lovely big stand on a place that will be 're-assigned' next year so I've left a few seedlings to grow elsewhere to take it's place.

As you say such a beauty in the frost and even now with rain hanging on every frond.  And i'm sure I've got far more ladybirds this year because of it - there were masses in there

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

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