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May In Your Garden

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 18:02

Here the comfrey is ready for the chop to make comfrey tea. Don't like to let it go to seed, or it will take over.

Today is an inside day--bucketing down, but the outside smells are wonderful.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 16:19

Flowerchild, that is wonderful news.

I miss Jo and Yvieh,too.

My dahlias are outside in pots--they come through the winter in the ground, but they were in the wrong place, so last year I dug them up.Think I will keep them in pots this summer.

It's raining steadily here, but it saves me from having to water, so it's all good. Still recovering from my bug.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 20/05/2012 at 23:40

Hello,all- still under the weather,which is cloudy--wonder if we will see the eclipse. I managed to get the Silver Lace vine into a bigger pot; will have to do until my energy returns. Happy gardening!

May In Your Garden

Posted: 19/05/2012 at 20:37

Thanks for your words of encouragement, everyone. Dean, that polytunnel looks fab--what is covering it?

May In Your Garden

Posted: 19/05/2012 at 16:12

Oh- my reply to the plant i.d. got lost--that Silver Beauty looks like it, Wintersong.Thanks to you and figrat for your help!

May In Your Garden

Posted: 19/05/2012 at 16:09

Lovely sunny day today--but yesterday I was struck with stomach flu. Feel a bit better today, but gardening is on hold. The plan is for a lot of sleep--but hate to waste a lovely day. I'd like to send it your way, as I won't be needing it!

May In Your Garden

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 21:54

Hi everyone- I just bought this plant from a car boot sale--she said it was a type of honeysuckle, but I can't find it in my book. Any thoughts?

The leaf has a thin white edge.



May In Your Garden

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 15:42

Morning,all--another couple of sunny days in the offing--followed by some rain on Sunday and Monday-perfect; except its not that warm-only up to about 14 today. It's the beginning of tourist season here on the long weekend, must shop today before the hordes descend!Planted out the Lablab beans and tied up the sweet peas, will plant out the Malabar spinach as well.

Winter, I had to laugh at your comment--I didn't photograph the wonky part! My carpentry is amateurish, but I hide my mistakes with foliage. Building the retaining wall out of cement blocks was the hardest part. Still more wood chippings to haul and lots of digging to do. And one more fence section--then the new part should be deer-proof.I have a couple of wooden pallets I plan to incorporate, and an old door to hang as a gate.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 17/05/2012 at 22:46

Well, KG, in Oz you never know!!! It's a country of extremes.

I missed seeing photos of the wedding-drat, but I did get to see the salvia/rosemary combo. I was hoping the tree peony was pink or purple, but the yellow is okay, I guess--I'm certainly not moving it--might sulk for another 3 years! Those columbines are the wild ones---they are everywhere here. As are foxgloves--don't know if they are native, but they are certainly naturalized. Should be a bumper crop this year--however I can't get the pink/apricot ones to grow here. Go figure.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 17/05/2012 at 21:40

Thanks, Kate--that's what happened. It's fixed now. Sorry, KG, don't know how that happened!

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