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South African Garden

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 21:29

Thank you so much for your awesome ideas 😁🌺 Missy I totally agree sooo many plants soooo little time and I have realised that there is no one acre front garden I have recently seen some protea plants for sale - might be well worth trying!  I have red hot pokers, will be trying some canna's as well. The drive will be finnished Monday. Need to fill up the new beds with some soil etc and then I can start planting

South African Garden

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 18:27

We are redesigning our south facing front yard - having the drive done. In the process I have more planting area, and the very old poorly maintained shrubs are gone. Yipeeee

Clean slate so to speak, but as its  a nice  hot spot in summer, Im wanting to plant an African/ Mediterranean theme. I have some Canna's and red hot pokers, lavender, thyme and rosemary. Any other suggestions? I going for reasonable maintnance free zone. 

A REAL SCARE.......a body

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 18:52

spring come to early

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 18:48

Yes the mild weather is confusing - blossom around already. So I come from the southern hemisphere where seasons and planting is quite different. In the years I have been in the UK spring has arrived when it was supposed to 

What happens this year then - will everything just be early? If we have a very cold snap will the daffodils and tulips for eg. have a re start? (thinking this is possibly a stupid question)

when to sow

Posted: 29/05/2015 at 19:12

I have been - touch wood - quite lucky so far. This is one plant I really want to thrive in my garden. I've only ever seen photo graphs as well, its not like I saw the flower in my garden centre and fell in love with it. Anyway I digress

Last year I had ordered some plug plants - the leaves turned black within a few days and the whole lot died. I then ordered seed, and when the packet arrived, I chucked the packet in my ''gardeners junk corner'' and forgot about it. So - sorting out what to plant this year, I sprinkled the whole packet across three tiny pots, thinking that oh whatever, they wont come up anyway. This was the end of April - I think every seed in the pack germinated

The seedlings are looking strong, albeit a bit crowded, because I'm to scared to do anything with them. I have a shady corner in my garden ready for planting out, which gets some morning sun, and is protected from wind. I have dug out the soil, and replaced with a mix of manure and Ericaceous compost.

I hope I post a picture of some blue flowers at some point - its all about positive thinking



Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 21:32

Thank you Joybell!! Everyone's garden look so lovely, I'm just excited because its spring and I can be outdoors

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 20:55


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 20:54


What a lovely idea to post pics!

Meconopsis Lingholm (Himalayan Poppies) seed

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 20:12

 Hi - I have bought some seed which arrived today I bought a few live plant plugs from one of the GW offers, the beginning of the year,  but the plants had gone black and died within to weeks, which just made me more determined to grow them


So one of my questions would be the same -  Im thinking I can sow the seeds and leave in the cold frame,  how long will it take to flower if the seeds take?

That should be when the seed take - power of positive thinking

Get well soon Nigel

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 21:01

I love the program but it isn't the same without Nigel

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