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Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 22:29

The Orlaya I posted before is incredibly pretty and has a long vase life as well.

I love the dark purple and the greeny nicotiana but I would put them in garden for effect but not suitable for cutting for wedding which is the aim. Practice run this year means won't be sown (unless in rest of garden) next year,

Also I would not plant in blocks again, next year will be rows

There are more sunflowers around garden

What about you Tootles - any surprises good or bad?


Posted: 05/07/2015 at 19:17

Lovely pictures - lovely gardens - thank you GG

Dedicated to dogs

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 18:28

Here is my rescue dog - have had her for 10 days - name of Pippin - best guess age is after 18 months but not older than 2. 

She is gaining in confidence, energy and now her legs are stronger(she had been in kennels for some months) bounciness

Makes me laugh


Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 17:47

Funniky enough I took a photo of my patch today thinking It's ages since I posted.

No sign of the ammi but a neighbour has a splendid display of it

Here are miy annuals and the sunflowers are just beginning to show 


I have been practicing making up bunches of flowers and tying them with twine. I thought that the bunches could then be made up before wedding, put into oasis and then just bunches put in the jars etc instead of arrangements which are so time consuming.

The sunflower is a short variety that is supposed to be pollen free!


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 13:41

Trying again!

 I like the unkempt look



 These 3 are of the rose Veilchenbrau. This is it's first year being trained properly up the wall - can't wait for next year.

I have planted a clematis Etoile Violette to grow through it (only flowers once) but think I am going to dig it up and plant a clematis Perle d'Azur (much brighter)

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 13:24

WW - lovely curves - great for 3 months, imagine afteer 3 years


Here are some from my garden

No - keep having squashed tomato -  will try later


Posted: 04/07/2015 at 13:07


Congrats on 1st grandchild Lily - mine is extra spaecial because we thought son and partner would never get their act together - now there is a grandson as well but no 1 grandchild is Oh so special.

Up most of night with Pippin - thunder did not go down well and the one flash just lit up the house like an electric light bulb would. Some rain soaked containers but soil not looking that wet 

have planted a few left over rudbeckia annuals and tidied up a penstemon.

Gave Pippin a car ride using a new crate affair - she was terrified getting in but fine once we drove off. We are also using it as a sleep crate for her so she is used to it. 

has gone very windy - Off to find WW photos 


Posted: 03/07/2015 at 15:04

OOh just realised having a read back - It's the weekend of the Great Gardening Competition - I know who should win as well. Good luck 

I know, I should know, but have you posted pics on another thread?


Posted: 03/07/2015 at 14:52


Had some bother with dentists, discovered that I may have had some unpleasant, unnecessary work done. so stopped going. Then NDN was moaning about his dentist and a major health problem that he had as a result of dentist. Turns out was same one as we went to, so he shopped around and found a new one, we have tried them and all so much more relaxed and pleasant and kind. 

Hot here again, some rain yesterday, but not a lot - no thunder, hail or anything adverse.

I have been dead heading flowers everywhere as in  1 year 3 weeks time will be wedding and I need to know what I can rely on to flower and what I may as well give up on. Later I will cut all flowers from cutting garden as we are going away on monday and i need to know which will come back and which are a waste of space


Posted: 02/07/2015 at 12:51

I don't beleeeeeeeeve it , this is the third attempt at posting!!


Phew - the heat, but at the moment it is welcome coolling rain, not the sort that soaks the ground though

Pippin has learnt to go up the stairs and down, u, down, up,down,up down..........Also she can manage to jump onto the settee. Means her legs are strengthening.

She is very energetic and 'busy' but I think will be easy to train. She already knows sit,wait and down(sometimes)

 We had forgotten how exhausting a new family member can be!

I think I have lost a couple of perrenials, planted about a month ago, one, a veronicastrum, I am not happt about, still it may perk up

We are collecting the caravan today, holiday in it next week and then selling it as we are finding it harder to manage - really upset as I love my holidays in it but there doesn't seem any other way to go


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