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May In Your Garden

Posted: 24/05/2012 at 23:53

Thanks, Woo2, the sun came out today and so did some of my energy--attacked the monster ivy on the pergola. Got some sad news about the death of a friend's son--they finally found him after he had been missing for 6 months. Such a tragedy.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 24/05/2012 at 17:55

Debbie11, that border looks fab--will fill in nicely.

My idea about the turf stacking is that it might grow on the sides--I might be tempted to cover it, just in case.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 24/05/2012 at 15:50

So happy for you, Flowerchild, to get a job doing what you love. Rain, that one has me stumped-doesn't look like a lilac, though.Winter, you must have a sense of great satisfaction-so exciting to have a blank canvas to fill.

Yesterday was rainy and windy-and today is supposed to be sunny later, although it's grey at the mo. After I deliver the dogs for their playdate, I'll be out for a stroll around the garden-might gather the last load of wood chips for the path---we'll see. Need some warmth!

May In Your Garden

Posted: 23/05/2012 at 16:25

I have found that nothing is deer-proof once they get hungry enough-the only solution is a sturdy fence. I have chosen to leave this side of the garden unfenced, and am only planting low maintenence grasses and phormiums, barberry and the like. It is basically dry shade. All my other gardens are fenced and guarded by my dogs.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 23/05/2012 at 15:30

Pottipam, I missed the eclipse because it was cloudy and rainy here, more's the pity. Still cool and cloudy here; hoping for sunshine and more warmth by the weekend. Have moved many hopefully deer-resistant plants in pots to the west garden-still much cleaning up to do before they get put in the ground.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 22/05/2012 at 17:19

Here are some before and after photos of the front hill garden, taken from the porch. It's quite a slope.


May In Your Garden

Posted: 22/05/2012 at 17:10

The last 2 days of rain have perked everything up--I am finally feeling back to normal [whatever that is} and will probably be outside pottering around on this cloudy day--nothing too strenuous. Your garden looks lush, Muddyfork!

The bluebells and autumn crocus are just beginning to fade, and next week I will be composting the foliage and clearing space for the geraniums and other things in pots. The ceanothus is getting ready to bloom. And I am enjoting the first flowers from the choisia, which I grew from cuttings taken a few years ago. Love the smell!

May In Your Garden

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 19:12

I am on a small island on the west coast of Canada-halfway between Vancouver and Victoria. Warmest climate in Canada-quite similar to yours, except we have had a cold wet spring and are a few weeks behind you. I am waiting for my irises to bloom.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 18:38

Oh- I never boil it-just chop it or tear it up, put it in a lidded container, top up with water, and leave to rot for a couple of weeks. It will absolutely reek- but dilute it as above when feeding.Terrific stuff.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 18:35

gardenfanatic- I am in Canada, so can't help you with seed- but if you have a friend with some, it is easily divided.It self seeds freely, so take care it doesn't take over. It is useful as a liquid feed, diluted 1to 10, or added to compost to hot it up. Nettles work too--no shortage of these around here!

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