Latest posts by MrsGarden

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 17:38

Hi all. Just don't know where to start with all the overgrown / merged into one / tapestry effect ! Plants competing for space and attention - just rewards for my greed now coming into play! oops! Must remember that plants need room and not to buy too many. one peony removed. Huechera vastly reduced. Blinkin montbretia eradicated (as far as pos!). But some lovely flowers coming through as well. . Have ordered one of those flame weed killers Monty uses for the paths!!! Can't wait! 

taming a philadelphus

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 17:29

Thank you, I've got my 'one in 3' and 'a third' mixed up haven't I?   Will do better for next year! 

taming a philadelphus

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 15:34

taming a philadelphus

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 15:32

Ok, it'll not be long before it's beautiful and in full flower so I ll not do anything until after its finished.

However this year I need to do more than just the usual taking a third off the flowering shoots!

I don't mind it getting a bit taller, it's the untidy bits coveri the other plants I need to tackle. 

Please advise me! Thanks. 

photo hopefully to follow...

Children's garden

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 20:33

Thanks for advice and link. So, we have a variety - 3 in a compost bag, 3 in an 18" trench and an unknown amount buried in unknown area. All in a mega frenzy, no preparation etc, its sons way or no way. Fingers crossed for a harvest in 90 days! 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 19:44

bHow sad BL, hugs to you and friend and family. We were in France last week, school girl French just doesn't hit the spot 30plus years on!

Hosta your garden looks stunning.

Children's garden

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 18:28

Thank you. So would you say these are ready to go (chitter?).

Sons just run off with them down the garden maybe he knows what he's doing...

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 17:57

Samehere FG, dead headed days (tulips only just out), clem stems, cuppa, and a few other bits n bobs, plus 3 loads of post ski holiday washes (still need to bring some in). Started a patch for son, got great ideas from another thread.Replaced Bowles mauve. Now Ive burnt the meatballs typing on here! 

Hope you are all well and gardens flourishing. 

Children's garden

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 17:47


Bowles mauve resurrection?

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 17:39

Had a trip to Aldi for a replacement - came home with an Aquileia Yellow - well that's what the label said! It is in fact just what I wanted - a Bowles mauve!!! All the plants were labelled incorrectly, ooops! 

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What on Earth is this?

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taming a philadelphus

needs more than pruning the flowering shoots by a third! 
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