Lavender Lady

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Best and worst

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 09:56

My favourite has to be when that seed or cutting I have nurtured produces its first bloom and looks amazing.

My worst has to be raking up leaves from gravel, it takes such a long time and I end up picking up more gravel than leaves. 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 04/03/2013 at 15:29

Beautiful sunny day here, about 10c.  Cold in the wind but lovely in the sun.  Been out tidying up front garden and putting a few pots out with crocus, daffs, bellis daisies and tulips in.  All looking spik and span.  Hopefully will last.


PS  Happy birthday to you Highland Jeanie

Wistera - a good dark coloured one - any ideas ?

Posted: 27/02/2013 at 14:24

I am planning to plant a wisteria to grow up the front of my house.  I currently have one in my back garden which is called Lavender Lace but, although very pretty and scented, the flowers are very light in colour.

As my house is painted a cream colour I want a darkish colour wisteria which will really show up against the cream background.

Anyone got any ideas.  I have heard that Black Dragon is supposed to be a good one, anyone got this one ?  and if so would you recommend it.

Are Morrisons bulbs any good ??

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 10:25

This forum is so good, it is helpful to get other gardeners feedback . 

Are Morrisons bulbs any good ??

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 10:07

I think i will go in and stock up then - they sound ok - they had all the summer flowering bulbs incl lily which I love.


Are Morrisons bulbs any good ??

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 08:28

Have been looking at Morrison bulbs in my local store.  They are very cheap only £1 for a small bag so wondered if anyone has tried them.  They have all the summer flowering ones -  I was tempted by the spring flowering bulbs in there in the autumn but not tried any yet.

Some pics of my before and after garden

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 09:33

Thank you so much Eddie J and Gardening Grandma for your kind words about the garden.  I am pleased you like it.  Really itching for spring to hurry so we can all begin our gardening passion again.  More snow forecast for today, grrrrr. 

Safe species for a tall hedge in high density housing estate?

Posted: 09/02/2013 at 12:46

We have snow again !!!!! and more forecast for tomorrow.  The ground is frozen solid so no able get out in the garden just yet.  I am making plans though, am going to plant a box hedge around my front garden.  Just a little bit inspired by Monty Don's French gardens last night.  The front already has lots of foxgloves, roses, lavender so I think a box hedge will just finish the look.  Mind you is going to take quite a lot of box hedging I will be taking cuttings from my box I already have and will have to wait a couple of years before it is big enough to plant out.  I have found that box does grow quickly though so hopefully not to long before I can put my plan into action.

Flower in the garden...

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 08:51

I agree it is so difficult to think of one.  How about one from each season. 

Winter has to be the snowdrops - so cheering to see their happy little heads nodding to say spring won't be long.

Spring - has to be the daffodils - bright and cheerful

Summer - Roses - so beautiful to look at during the day and in the evening you can still smell their lovely scent.

Autumn - Rudbeckia (although I know more late summer) but they do keep flowering til the first frosts.

Safe species for a tall hedge in high density housing estate?

Posted: 03/02/2013 at 12:28

Thank you bunnysgarden.  Cannot wait for the spring can you?  

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