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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 17:38

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 17:10

So very windy out there GH felt as if it would take off so retreated indoors and have managed to get an ancient sewing machine to work (for daughter) so to make sure it wasn't a fluk I have been edging bunting flags - done 20 so far, about the same to go. But next installment will use my own machine.

It has also kept me out of mischeif, doing things I shouldn't

4 Great Danes in one house - 

I saw a pup available the other day, still can't get my head around what it would look like or how it happened - a cross between a St Bernard and a collie !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Climbers

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 16:44

Put the aubretia and maybe some others to droop over the slabs, so you have a long season of colour-- make them look better

then look here for a clematis - watch how tall they grow, there are different heights

http://www.taylorsclematis.co.uk/

You can use this site as a reference and find clematis in a lot of places - Morrisins are quite good but limited varieties. Could put droopy thigs in pot as well - yes

Climbers

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 13:12

I was going to say you need to start with a very small one so it's roots find their own way.

Ivy can be invasive, be careful.

Edit , just looked at picture again. Why not plant some small trailers such as aubretia in the space so they hide the slabs, buy a very big pot place it up to the slabs and then plant something like a clematis in it to grow up the fence, keeping the pot as a permanent feature. Would look good on the gravel you say you are putting down as well 

Wallflowers

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 13:10

I usually keep some and have found for the 2nd tear they come back better and stronger

I grow mine from seed so I have specific colours

I have a beautiful dark purple one (2nd year) and am now wondering how to get seeds from it and will they come true?

Can anyone help

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 19:12

Did a swap with a neighbour who is also having a go at cutting garden. Swapped her blue cornflower seedlings which were ready to go out with some gypsophilia seedlings.

Have now planted the cornflowers - 8 - in a block rather than a row, 2 deep red 'pinks' from cuttings and have my sweet pea support constructed

It has begun 

 

Olive trees

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 16:39

Mine lose leaves every spring, I don't worry too much about it. They are in large pots.

As for bushing out I give mine a very light trim to encourage side shoots to grow. Mine were untamed when bought a few years ago. Also give them a feed now of half strength tomato feed to give them a boost

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 13:57

Hello

Windy, cool but sunny -

Feeling much brighter today and am shortly going to garden club where the local organiser of NGS garden is giving a talk. He's supposed to be very good speaker and amusing.

Looking forward to it, first time I've been since diagnosis - tryin g to get back to normal now

Wow greenfinches, we used to have a lot but not seen any for a couple of years, haven't i seen that they are now on endangered list or something

Must go

Good days all

 

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 13:19

So much to do at the moment and so eager to see the results of all this.

I'm sure you are all the same

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 18:11

ooh saw cats in Edinburgh a while ago now - we were up in circle, those in stalls would n't see the light changes on the stage adding to the atmosphere - Oh Sorry , perhaps shouldn't have said that - loved it though 

Need a Fuchsia Ricatoni as well, will fill in a gap in the front agrden and was in the original planting plan but would prefer a mature plant.

I can never see plant blends either, very envious of those that can visualize the whole picture. That's why my curved fairy garden is still such a mess and very gappy

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Plant ID please

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