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Potted Hydrangea

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 15:26

I think the colour of the flower is determined by the acid/alkaline soil. But im not sure if this affects all hydrangea plants?

Online design tools

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 15:24

Its called ArtStudio available for iPad & iPhone. I have the free version on my iPhone but the paid version must have more features? The free version allows you to sketch as Joe did.

 

Gardeners World new season

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 08:44

Susan Bradley, I think the iPad app that Joe was using is called art studio.

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/artstudio-for-ipad-draw-paint/id364017607?mt=8

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 16:21

discodave, thanks. The first thing I did when moving into the house (and before unpacking) was get rid of the narrow borders & straight edges of the lawn. Instead I gave the lawn some curved edges which helped make the borders deper.

I did grow dahlias in pots that year, and I might try doing the same again this year.

Sunflower recommendation?

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 16:16

Susan, its lilylouise that has the seeds.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 21:15

A very nice looking garden wintersong

 

Bunny, thats what I still do and it gives me ideas for changes. Dont be too jealous though, Ive only taken photos of the good bits of my garden, there are areas of my garden that dont look so good, but I neglected to photograph those bits!

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 18:34

Wow, thats some garden Busy-Lizie.

The clematis you see is Dr Rupell, my favourite.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 16:40

I found it useful seeing photos of peoples whole gardens on this forum, as opposed to individual plants. It gave me inspiration and ideas for my garden.

Heres my garden that I inherited when we moved into our house in 2007..

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/001-21.jpg

 

And how it looked last year..

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/Garden6.jpg

 

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/garden15.jpg

 

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zps37424126.jpg

 

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/garden20122.jpg

 

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Planter6-1.jpg

 

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/garden15.jpg

 

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/0422.jpg

 

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/May20102.jpg

 

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/085.jpg

 

clematis

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 16:22

BrummieBen, I didnt realise there was such a thread, Ill do that.

creeps, this is a good reference site for clamatis plants..

http://www.clematis.hull.ac.uk

I dont know where you are in the country but you could contact a specialist clamatis nursery such as Taylors in Doncaster and ask if any are good for insects etc

http://www.taylorsclematis.co.uk

clematis

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 12:14

Thanks jatnikapyar. Whilst it does look nice in the summer it has little to no interest in the winter. I concentrate on trying to get the best look for me in the summer, and im happy for the garden to look bare in the winter whilst resting.

Click on thie following photo of how it looked when I moved into the house 5 yrs ago, quite uninspiring..

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/001-21.jpg

 

And last sumer.. 

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/Garden6.jpg

 

 

Heres another of my clematis (Nelly Moser) growing in a planter I made from floorboards..

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/Garden5.jpg

 

 

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Gardeners World 2014 BBC2

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Photos of your ponds please

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Seed Potato Suppliers

Where do you buy from? 
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I'd like a plant like this...

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Ornamental grass seed?

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Any good lawn mower forums?

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Buying Sweet Pea Monty Don seeds?

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Planting suggestions for new path?

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Everedge steel lawn edging?

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Box Blight

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Editing posts?

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Empty Sunflower Seeds?

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Sunflower Seeds Coming True?

 
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Elecampane Inula helenium

Wild Sunflower 
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Haws Professional 2 gallon watering can

Anyone use one? 
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