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Lily Pilly

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Chelsea pictures 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 23:43

Lovely photos, it is an ambition of mine to get there.

maybe we should start a "north of the border " excursion?

What my neighbour did!

Posted: Yesterday at 00:38

We had similar problem. We planted 3 small trees, just out of their reach on our side

problem solved White cherry. Joseph Rock Rowan and a magnolia

Been knipped.......

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 08:37

I can't seem to grow them.  Maybe because we are too high but I watched the programme too and know that shouldn't matter.  We are quite windy, could that be it?

where we used to live there was a garden full of them, obviously self seeded beside an old garage on a motorway approach.  Fairygirl may know where I mean

am tempted to try again,

My New Garden Friend....sorry I had to come and show off

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 23:25

We have always had great spotted woodpeckers, love hearing them in the spring and tree surgeon showed me the two perfect golf ball sized holes in the tree the live in!

we didn't prune that bough! 

we adore our birds and are so glad the neighbour has moved and taken her cats!

Spongy Grass in a walled garden

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 23:15

Our back yard!, the house was the factors house for the Douglas and Angus estate 

like so many of these properties it was sold off in the 60 s and the garden went to pot. We came in 10 years ago. we hope to be able to keep going at least a few more years, but we creak more!

Spongy Grass in a walled garden

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 13:58

Sorry, forgot to say box hedge was the only thing here.  In its hay day the garden was known locally as The Italian Garden so reckon it's pretty old. We had to dig masses out but it still has blight. I must have planted hundreds of new plants. I look for good deals and get then bare root.

Spongy Grass in a walled garden

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 13:05

It was a labour of love that took about two years to planting and three for flowering

we had to use hand rotavator as gates too small

After planting was complete We stamped everything down and laid bark to help reduce maintenance, top it up every three years 


Posted: 21/05/2015 at 12:59

Went out for usual wander this morning and disaster for my blackies nest. The clematis (Josephine)  has fallen off the wall. Steel wire severed! Poor soul she was worked so hard. Only one egg in the nest, I have tied it back up but do you think she will return. I feel so guilty!

Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 08:59

How do you do it Busy? Hope you dont have to provide tea and cakes this time!!

Spongy Grass in a walled garden

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 08:56

 This was our challenge!

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ID please

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National nude gardening day!

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Actinidia damage

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Bio mass heating?

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New nest?

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Ideas please for storm damage replacement

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Christmas from the garden

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Always read the label!

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