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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 20:22

@Lily - very jealous re your wall - looks lovely.  Now regarding being on some TV program --  absolutely not;

I have come to the conclusion every one who appears on these things goes over budget and has a nervous breakdown so I'm staying well away lol.

Lily . the door half way up goes to a bedroom.. The right hand side of the barn is on three levels whilst the left hand side is two - the hallway divides the two sides (if that makes sense - I'll see if I can find some pics)..


David how old are your pear trees (the orchard area here has so far produced 2 apples and 3 plums)







Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 13:51

Kitchen finished and staircase going in (pretty much the last jobs) just the old pointing to remove and replace outside. Then the scaffolding can finally come down.

 Forgot this pic of  verbena bonariensis. I quite like it - Others don't and say its a weed. I think I should have nipped it out a lot more - we came back from holiday and it was 10ft tall in places still it helps hides the oil tank.




Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 12:03

A few now the suns back out...

 Ruby Penstemon and apricot Dalmation Foxglove

 spuds have been delicious this year.

 Turkeys in the back field.. Think they have got a taste for something in the veg patch?



Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 20:00

The clematis is Niobe

Delphiniums and Lupins

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 15:18

Lupins I replace one or two every year so you always have some established mixed with the new.. I think at a guess this makes them have a life of around 4 years to 5 max in my garden.. I find after that they get too big with a lack of flowers compared to the size of the plant...



Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 14:17

Just a few from this afternoon...

 The new Clematis has sprung back into life after a shaky start and is covered in buds and growth -

 Sweet peas are finally flowering (I told you I'm  a month behind)

 The little walled area at the front is filling out (finally)

 We have fruit on what looks like a rather poorly fruit tree - What fruit is another question - I'm guessing they are apples?

 And the veg plots are starting to look like they are alive.. Just need to build 3 more pairs! ps Im fed up now with having Rocket at every meal lol


Lawn Reseeding Advice - First Timer!

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 08:10

Just done mine..Wish I had waited till autumn but needs must.. The big problem with doing it now is all the weed seeds land and grow and its hard to get to them without walking on the new grass.. Still at least they are green

Verbascum only half opens

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 08:02

Update on this.. Guy from the house at the top of the lane told me to drown them with a couple of watering cans.. 

This morning they are fully opened.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 07:57

Loving the shabby chic veg patch OL


Posted: 23/06/2014 at 16:23

Nematodes is the answer.. 2 weeks since application and the slugs are down to a few each evening and morning (though this will need more monitoring as its obviously drier now).. Before the application on a bad day I could collect over 50 in one session (and that included the last dry spell)..

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Verbascum only half opens

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Any ideas what this is before it flowers

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ID help please

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Tall plants for a north facing wall?

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ID please

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ID please

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Sweet Peas planting

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What magazines/books do you read AND actually use

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Whats eating my Nubia buds

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