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pet companions

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 22:18

 This was our Barney Beau. He became ill just after Christmas last year and despite all efforts by the vet he couldn't be saved and we had no choice but to put him to sleep. He fell asleep in mine and my husband's arms. He would have been 8 years old days later. He was the best dog I've ever known, gentle, comical, vocal, playful, too clever by far . He gave so much love and devotion to us and the kids , we all miss him so much. Barney was a sock thief, preferably dirty, fresh off the kids floors. He'd put them in his bed under his pillow. My kids started the odd socks is trendy fad years ago. Sorry it started all a bit sad, but I've only recently been able to look at photos of him without getting upset, but I wanted to honour him by putting him on this thread.

My flowers ..

Posted: 08/06/2016 at 11:26

More blooms love the centre of this rose. My new hardy geranium Azure Rush.  Allium Christofii . Unknown astrantia maybe Roma. First phyladelphus, silver showers, smells like strawberries. Purple verbena. Love this petunia. Geranium Rosemoor.

My flowers ..

Posted: 08/06/2016 at 11:14

Some roses from my garden, Graham Thomas. Claire Austin.  Abraham Darby.  Gertrude Jekyll. Susan William Ellis, small but what a scent! Special Anniversary, another with a knockout scent. Tickled Pink. Special Anniversary and pink astrantias.

New clematis and climbing rose

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 21:39

Richard thank you for the photo and positive feedback on this clematis. It really looks a wonderful colour and shape. I planted them earlier so fingers crossed for a great display later on in the summer.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 20:02

Lou, that's a beautiful rose, I love the shape of the petals and the stamens being on view. Does it have a good scent ? Also how prickly are the stems? I'm thinking it might fit into my front garden I love the colour.

New clematis and climbing rose

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 16:35

Thanks Dave, I'll have the clematis on canes this year anyhow, until the rose grows enough to support it.

Ladybird I will post a pic or two.😃

New clematis and climbing rose

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 14:46

Thanks for the info Sanjy, seems like they should work well together after all. My main worry was whether the clematis would be too vigorous , so that worry has been answered.

Ladybird, the rose is technically a repeat flowering rambler, with thankfully very few prickles. I don't mind delving in in the spring to pull out the prunings. I've got a couple of clematis growing up into my lilac shrub and find they pull out of the branches easily. I did once get my ponytail properly stuck in a large rosebush once and couldn't pull myself free. I was there a good 15 minutes before I was spotted by my teenage daughter , who after taking a photo on her phone of my misfortune finally painfully set me free.

Thanks PP, I have a bit of a thing for pink flowers. Would never wear pink, or have it in the house but in the garden...lovely.

New clematis and climbing rose

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 13:10

Yesterday I got a new climbing rose 'Rural England' , a Peter Beale rose. I am going to plant it against our house wall nearish to our patio doors. I have lifted a paving slab at the base of the wall and dug a deep hole and removed all the subsoil. I've added a layer of gravel and grit and have bought a big bag of topsoil and have well rotted horse poop to plant it in. My question is I have a clematis 'Princess Diana' that I bought many weeks ago and have been potting on. It is now a good size in a 2L pot. Do you think they could be planted next to each other and would do well together? I think they are both meant to get to the same height eventually . Does anyone grow this clematis , is it too vigorous? 

Furry orchid shaped outdoor plant

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 21:01

Antirrhinum ( snapdragon ) .


Posted: 28/05/2016 at 20:55

Roses, lily of the valley, mint and sage picked on Sunday mornings to go with lunch, tomato plants scenting the greenhouse, dandelions making my hands smell whilst helping dad weed, honeysuckle blossoms flowering in the hedgerows and freshly podded peas that ended up in my mouth rather than the saucepan to be cooked.

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