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What new plants for next year?

Posted: 31/10/2012 at 13:19

I also thought I would give Stokesia a go. Saw some in a garden centre and was very taken with them. It's a case of fitting everything in and leaving growing space.

i have arough paper plan for new area but keep seeing other plants I like. Currently in garage is a large octopus of eremurus root. The bed is still not ready and am after ideas of how to keep it until I can plant it. Have had some suggestions.


Fork Handles

Posted: 31/10/2012 at 12:53

just had a parcel delivered and delivery man said loads of people aren't opening their doors to him as they don't know what will happen!!

How sad that it has come to that. Takes the innocent child-like fun away.

Still he had a laugh at my balloons!

Dark corners

Posted: 31/10/2012 at 12:13

White gravel is good. What abourt a couple of solar lights?

Fork Handles

Posted: 31/10/2012 at 12:08

C pudding is bubbling nicely. 2 small ones to steam tomorrow. OH has decided to learn how to make bread. He is a very bad tempered baker. Just looked at loaf in oven and its dripping over side of tin. He'll learn.!!! Can'r find a face for 'sigh'

Balloons are hanging in front door, treats are ready. Just realised going out to see 'Skyfall' tonight so probably still have treats tomorrow!

I made a bathroom window curtain from a shower curtain and son's partner made a roller blind for there bathroom from one.

Bread a disaster just come out of oven!!!!!


Brilliant pumpkin face 

What new plants for next year?

Posted: 31/10/2012 at 10:43

I love blue and yellow combinations. I have Rose Daid Austin in a small bed with geranium 'Johnsons Blue', centaura, chinodoxa(I hope), bluey/mauve aquilegia and of course forget-me-nots.

I visited agarden near here called Hampton Court House (not Pl=alace) and their long borders are all blue and yellow - amazing

I have looked at veronicastrum for my new border, so will look forward to other comments.

in fact I am hoping to use stipa tenissima with Drumstick alliums for early interest.

Heleniums I have just putin and let them get on with it

Fork Handles

Posted: 31/10/2012 at 10:35

Lobelia 'Queen Vic' I have just cut mine down, Managed to save some seeds and have given some to next door neighbour as he likes the plant. Will try to grow some as well.

Keep a very careful eye out in spring, once the stems have started to grow - slug and snail 'heaven'!


Fork Handles

Posted: 31/10/2012 at 10:07

Jo - do you ever just sit down and rest??

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 31/10/2012 at 10:05

Dull and overcast. Rain forecast for later, Wind seems to be getting up. Love Wells market, there isn't one near here like that so enjoy. Hope you don't get too soggy

Fork Handles

Posted: 31/10/2012 at 10:02

Morning forkers.

pleased daughter found house 

OH's never seem to understand about clearing things out to gain access to important parts of the unseen house I find. Did my understairs a couple of months ago. Interesting finds! Actually managed, so far, to keep it so that I (we) can find things,

Going to buy a curtain pole today. next door neighbour has said he'll put it up. Got out old curtain rail only to find the peices that fasten it to wall are missing. Really (secretly ) quite pleased. 

Hope your gaz man can fix it.

Have to finish off C******** puddings today. No plans for garden but if weather holds off can always find something to do.

If it's really grim may make C cake as well.

Look forward to the firework display Geoff. Love fireworks and have n't been to a display since we moved here.

They are not the nuisance they were in Staffs where they were going off all the time. Just get an occassional Bang at the weekend. 

Fork Handles

Posted: 30/10/2012 at 22:02

Great cartoon.! 

Sorry Georg (Is it Gary) lost track! Spell was mine to start with 

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