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Posted: 30/09/2014 at 16:06

Good day - have done  very little but in my mind have done loads. Emptied a water butt - one more full to go - hope it does rain on Thursday.

I have spread used compost on newly dug small bed, but like everything else it needs a good wet!

Could do bulbs tomorrow, needs some thought though. I hoped to get tulip Cairo from the show (main pot display) but didn't see any, and don't really want to go mail order route. Hmmmmm!

Late perennials for the white garden

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 15:56

Thanks for that tip Verdun

Now what I need, please, are suggestions for a lowish growing, white  will go in the flowered ground cover. It will go in the bed with the Tasmanian Tiger - that will grow near the trunk of a tree. Also included (I think) will be Rose Kew Gardens (not thriving elsewhere in garden.

I would like something that needs little attention, goes with the Tasmanian tiger, maybe about 50cm tall.

All suggestions considered - but be good ground cover


Posted: 29/09/2014 at 20:00

I love spring show Yvie - just felt autumn one was more a shopping experience type thing  - nursery stands are always worth it though.


Late perennials for the white garden

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 18:54

I have a white garden.

Yesterday I bought Euphorbia Tasmanian Tiger which has lovely foliage and apparently flowers most of the season.

Just come out and looking realy pretty is allium tuborosum. Also have salvia snow drift which is having another flush now after being cut back

Echinacea 'White Swan' is still flowering  and a low growing (30cm)  aster which I have just realised have not recorded the name of

Also Sedum Iceberg which has very large flat white heads


Posted: 29/09/2014 at 18:05

Good day

What a hectic weekend - we thought we would have a rest but no - off to view a house for daughter tomorrow, They have taken a deep breath and put in an offer already. We will be there armed with step ladder torches, note book etc. Does have a GH I said 'Good you can grow your own wedding flowers then' - didn't go down very well

Afternoon tea was very yummy witha  tour of the place afterwards - an old nunnery. 

Saturday was charging around getting HW done for visitors - why is it the vacuum needs unhairing on such  a day Then out for dinner. 

Yesterday was showtime. Came home with bulbs but not all available that were on my wish list and a Euphorbia called Tasmanian Tiger - that has been for a long time.

I think next year though I will go to Harrogate instead as Malvern felt more like  a shopaholics frenzy than a show


Posted: 27/09/2014 at 12:09


Just been given 4 tickets for the show - really excited about it this time as we are going with friends - so much better when you are with another gardener - OH's go to food and drink tent/hall we do the plant stands - great

They are arriving later today so am making a cake, then an Italian restaurant then a sleep then the show

Back later

Insect bites

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 12:01

I used Skin so Soft this year.bought it from Amazon

I was sitting by a pool and insects were everywhere - sprayed myself with skin so soft and they went - no bites at all. Smells nice as well


Posted: 26/09/2014 at 20:06

Verdun that is what I was told - quality time is so important and now I have pleasant memories and there was a lot of laughter - there wouldn't have been otherwise.

Lovely tea - a novelty to me - and an interesting tour of the building as well.

Sorry Gg no pictures-we visited it once

Back tomorrow 


Posted: 26/09/2014 at 13:53

I hope Woody isn't planning the show visit today as it is only open on Saturday and Sunday!!

Well done GG-. The old waiting room here is a 'cake place' with 2nd hand books as well.


Right off to glam up (if possible!!)


Posted: 26/09/2014 at 10:57


No gardening again today - it's the dreaded HW. - then off to afternoon tea with OH and daughter as a belated birthday treat. Excited about that, should be an experience

Friends coming tomorrow and we are all off to Malvern Show on Sunday - gardening, I hope, will start again on Monday


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