Lavender Lady

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Some pics of my before and after garden

Posted: 10/09/2012 at 09:03

I can take a few more photos LeadFarmer and put them on, you will be able to see the structure a bit better now as everything is losing its leaves.  We did not intend to have two pergolas but we ordered them via the web and wanted the large one to go over the patio near the house for privacy.  When my husband began to put it up he noticed that we had been sent  a smaller size.  Obviously he downed tools and we sat in the garden drinking a cuppa and I had the bright idea of putting the smaller one coming off the garage and then we order another larger one.  As we had already paid for a larger one we then only had to pay for the smaller one, if you get my drift. 

Hubby was not sure it would look right having two together, but I persuaded him and I think they look ok.  So not every thing is planned, some things just happen accidentally. 


My cuttings!

Posted: 02/09/2012 at 10:09

Well Pam you have spurred me into action today. 

This is my first year with a greenhouse.  I am not planning to heat it over the winter but I wondered if I take cuttings of pelargoniums will they overwinter ok or will I need to bring them indoors.  I did think I would put bubble wrap inside to insulate and cut out any draughts. 

My cuttings!

Posted: 01/09/2012 at 20:24

Well Pam your hardwork does pay off cos your garden looks absolutely beautiful.  It is worth it don't you think when you start to see your cuttings grow into colourful flowers next summer.  Happy gardening. 

Hurrah! New Gardening Prog.

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 11:47

Thank you Kate 1123, will remember that.

I do wonder, however, how come the only two decent gardening programmes on BBC and they are both on at the same day and time. 

perrenial foxgloves?

Posted: 29/08/2012 at 15:32

gardeningfantic  unfortunately, this one is also sterile - I will prob take a few cuttings just in case it does not overwinter.

perrenial foxgloves?

Posted: 29/08/2012 at 13:43



I too have the new one called Illuminate pink, it has been a real star through the summr and is still flowering and has lots of new shoots.  Whether it survives the winter and comes up again is another matter, we shall have to see.  Here is a pic of it - it is the smaller one at the front of the border.  The bees have been loving it all summer

What a great series!

Posted: 28/08/2012 at 16:15

Yes I agree it would be good to have a few GW in the winter.  When the weather is cold and wet and us gardeners cannot get outside it would be good to be able to sit down and watch a gardening programme.  Even showing a few repeats would be good, maybe some from the days of  Geoff Hamilton and Alan Titchmarsh.  They repeat everything else so why not GW. 


Hurrah! New Gardening Prog.

Posted: 26/08/2012 at 16:25

I did not watch the programme and I never will.  Someone who did watch it told me how terrible it was and they were dismayed that in the programme they removed paving slabs from the site they were building and smashed them up and put them in a skip.  I would have thought that in the days where we are all encouraged to reduce the amount that is put into landfill sites this was not the message that should be put across.  Why not advertise the pavers on the local freecycle.  Freecycle is a wonderful site, I have put lots of things on there that we don't need anymore especially, pavers, bricks etc and have met some lovely fellow gardeners along the way. 

Some pics of my before and after garden

Posted: 26/08/2012 at 09:27

Thank to all the kind coments about my garden.  Yes it is good to look back at the before pictures and see what you have acheived.  It has been hard work but we enjoy it so much.  It is like an extension to the house, we are always out there, pottering about - trouble is just cannot sit still in the garden I can always see something that needs deadheading, a pot needs water etc.  Not complaining - I love it.

Buying spring bulbs online

Posted: 22/08/2012 at 17:03

Has anyone bought from Sarah Ravens - been looking at her website and good selection of tulips etc ?

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