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Ooh I love a bargain!

Posted: 29/12/2012 at 19:28

Nightowl Elf  I will definately be taking photos this spring i've worked hard this autumn to ensure a good show next year, l just hope it doesn't all go rotten with this darned rain.

Dovefromabove, I have always been a bit against orange flowers until my husbands friend started giving me his spare Tigers Eye marigolds and galardia plants that he grows from seed now l rather have a soft spot for orange and gold flowers.and my dear old neighbour opposite me loves all my bright plants so really l grow a few bold colours for him.                                                                                                                                 


Posted: 29/12/2012 at 15:55

I have a small tinkly windchime that I only hang in my tree from late spring untill mid-autumn and if its very windy I'll bring it in at night to be conciderate to my good neighbours. A chap at work hasn't spoken to his neighbours for years after falling out over the noise from his neighbours waterfall fountain....

Ooh I love a bargain!

Posted: 29/12/2012 at 15:43

I have just finished planting up six pots with tulip bulbs I bought yesterday for 50p a bag from my favourite GC.I've gone a bit brave with the colours bright orange Ballerina and Lambada fringed tulips with Black Parrot and Queen of the Night dark maroon tulips for my front garden. I've played safe for my back garden with maroons and Shirley a soft pink tulip,to compliment some I have already put in my borders including one thats supposed to be almost black!  l couldn't resist some more alium Christophii too .I had better go cover them in chicken wire now in case our local massive size of a dog squirrel gets peckish!

What are your favourite plants from gc bargain section?

Posted: 17/11/2012 at 13:25

Having just having spent a couple of hours tidying up the garden a bit,[not too tidy for all the bugs and critters],I was admiring some of my "old plant friends" that I have bought for pennies from garden centres,that I gave plenty of tlc and have been rewarded with a wonderful show year after Rose Valentine Heart light pink strong perfume, Peony Dancing Butterfly simply stunning,Honeysuckle Graham Thomas lovely yellow and cream always covered in bees. I also grow from seed I collect and have bought some fabulous plants from my village summer fayre and other fetes but I have an extre fondness for my rescued "friends" !

name the iris please

Posted: 12/11/2012 at 20:05

I' ve just bought some of these Irises from The Range store . They are called Angel Wings. I also bought "Symphony" mostly yellow and "Sky Beauty" a lovely pale blue with a touch of yellow. They are lovely large bulbs and I thought a bargain price. hope this helps.

When do I plant Dutch Iris bulbs?

Posted: 12/11/2012 at 19:44

Thanks for the advice I'll get planting as soon as I can. 

When do I plant Dutch Iris bulbs?

Posted: 11/11/2012 at 15:36

When is the right time to plant my newly purchased Dutch Iris bulbs? I checked online but I am confused by the info given.It said plant in early autumn or early spring ,but some of my bulbs are showing signs of sprouting so my instinct is to plant them now.

Lady birds

Posted: 14/06/2012 at 21:06

My garden also is light on ladybirds at the moment even though I had loads hibernating in early spring. My roses have been cleared of greenfly by sparrows, bluetits and wrens, would they eat ladybirds also?

Climbing Roses

Posted: 14/06/2012 at 20:43

I grow the rose Compassion, this is a very healthy large flowered light pink [the base of the petals has a hint of yellow] rose .the foliage is a deep green and the blooms smell devine. I planted mine 4 summers ago and it is trained along a 7ft fence, dead head it and it will flower into november . I grow it on the same fence as a cream/yellow honeysuckle [I think its Graham Thomas] and they look fab together.

What do you think of this combination?

Posted: 14/06/2012 at 18:10

Tina my garden is also south facing and I share your desired colour scheme. I have had great success with alium christophii and purple sensation planted amongst hardy geraniums Brookside [a lovely blue] and Mavis Simpson [ a sugar pink] they seem to flower for months and simply hum with bees.I  have a lilac tree with clematis Hagley hybred [pinky/lilac] and Warsaw Nike [rich plum] growing through it.I did once try a small acer but the summer heat was too strong for it so I moved it to my front garden where its very happy.

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