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Posted: 14/04/2015 at 20:00


Am I grumpy cos.....

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 19:52

Dislike Lupins - I'll go elsewhere now I know it;s contentious

Do like 'interesting hanging baskets, have gone off begonias but I have so many I am still growing them this year


Posted: 14/04/2015 at 18:31


Congrats Lily -

Love the look of gazebo and your garden Beau.

I have an area - paved, walls on 3 sides and keep attempting to call it the courtyard, but always ends up as the patio. As patio is not British may help me to rememebr it is a courtyard

Planted out my sweet peas YAY

And sticky labels have spread their way to Waitrose - Primula denticulata stuck to my fingers, a white one, I tried to buy one last year but couldn't.

Glorious day here, hope temps don't drop too low overnight

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 13:25

I have 4 raised beds - they were all for veg but the one is now for cut flowers, 30cm deep and planks

My babies have come outside for a bit of sun and air today

 There are more in the GH not quite so advanced 


Posted: 13/04/2015 at 18:11

ooh Dove - haven't checked mine.

Planted (well OH did) Clematis Crystal Fountain into jewel border to go up a pre-existing obelisk - did have to move obelisk to do it though. Also planted a climbing fuchsia, it has been in a large pot by obelisk for ages and roots were in the soil so should be ok. 

Then I tried to catch up with feeding shrubs and roses, did about half  Hope to finish tomorrow, 

Would a Gaura manage in more dappled light than full sun, full sun most of day?


Posted: 13/04/2015 at 17:52

Mmmm yes, Verdun I did wonder - could try cuttings and seeds and see what happens - if they survive - the builder is working there and they are getting battered

Is that the Hackenwotsit that likes damp shade?


Posted: 13/04/2015 at 16:28

Do remember to cut the dead flower heads off to a strongly shooting leaf node though 


Posted: 13/04/2015 at 13:58

Thank you - I usually pull up the ones I don't like after the first year.


Posted: 13/04/2015 at 13:51


I found a large pot of daffs and purple crocus underneath some shelving at the back of the GH - no recollection - it was a lovely thing to fond though

DD garden looks great, so many 'areas' a lot of hard work

Not a great hosta fan - I did have a ,ovely glaucous bluey/green one once - cannot remember what it was though.

Hoping OH will plant new clematis for me later - see you 


Climbing rose with red leaves

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 12:54

Here is my red stemmed and leaf rose -I think you asked for  varieties of roses

It looks fine intermingled with a pale green rose.

the red leafed one is called Lady Hillingdon

 Scent is good as well!

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Plant ID please

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