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May In Your Garden

Posted: 30/05/2012 at 14:24

Obviously Kate , Geoff and Figrat are bean counters---but not me. Think I'll lay about today and listen to the rain filling up my butts.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 29/05/2012 at 16:27

We are in for some rain for the next few days, so the plan is to get the bottom driveway strimmed and to dig up about a million bluebells to plant in the shady deer garden. Think I'll move some hardy geraniums over there too, where they can take their chances!

May In Your Garden

Posted: 28/05/2012 at 19:56

Winter- dont know which shrub you refer to-that is a greengage plum, but it's to the right. And a barberry in a pot up the hill.

gardenfanatic, the stone walls are hiding the cinderblock in front of two ponds I dug years ago that need relining. Rocks I have plenty of!

As you can see, it's a work in progress. I have strimmed away the grass and weeds, so it looks quite barren. I have lots of things in pots I will plant in the fall--it's going to be too dry this summer to do much beyond hardscaping.

Everything I plant here must be drought tolerent and deer resistant. Lots of bulbs, bluebells, lavender and lamb's ears. I already have plenty of thyme. And the rose campion grows wild. Will also try transplanting some foxgloves-I have a couple that have turned up in pots.

Would love to see some pics of your hosta combo!

May In Your Garden

Posted: 28/05/2012 at 18:01

Before photo

 After photo--different angle, though. Revamped water feature and path

 Checked my foxtail lily for slugs after the rain-no sign of flower spikes, but lots of healthy growth. We are at least a couple of weeks behind you. This is its second year.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 27/05/2012 at 22:35

Thanks, figrat, I lost the tag ages ago. Yours has inspired me to repot mine; it's suffering from neglect. I went through a bromeliad phase a few years ago! And then there was the grasses phase, and the succulent phase.........and on and on.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 27/05/2012 at 20:56

Dean- that looks fab-so well-organized and well-built. Give yourself a pat on the back!

Figrat, that little beauty is a bromeliad[can't remember the name], but they are hardier than you would think. One winter I forgot mine in a pot outside for the whole winter, and it not only survived-it thrived and made lots of pups! Now I just put a couple of pups in the greenhouse for insurance.

Gold1locks, thanks for that-I realized that mine isn't Black Lace after all ; has a coarser leaf- but a friend has one I have always lusted after, so I think I'll beg some cuttings.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 27/05/2012 at 16:56

Wintersong, Sambucus Black Lace is a gorgeous plant--I love mine. Bonus is that deer don't eat it. Wonder if it's possible to propogate it somehow--would like one in my unfenced garden.


May In Your Garden

Posted: 27/05/2012 at 15:46

Lovely photos, Geoff. What is growing on the bamboo framework?

May In Your Garden

Posted: 27/05/2012 at 15:38

Good morning,all-and a lovely one it is.Forecast is for a couple of days of rain next week--perfect;and for the moment it's not too hot.

I have spent the last days hacking the ivy from my pergola--twenty year's worth, and some trunks as thick as my wrist. I had to crawl under the stairs-it was a horrible job. Perhaps now the grapevine and clematis will have a chance to do something.Strimmed the west garden, and barrowed away much trash to dump in the woods,and today I will work on the circular path and perhaps finish the side deck railing, as long as it's shady there. Too much slog in the sun is not my cup of tea!

May In Your Garden

Posted: 25/05/2012 at 15:50

A beautiful day is dawning----lots of cleanup on the agenda---along with strimming, pruning, and tying things up!

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