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Posted: 01/05/2014 at 21:50

Anyone been to Ripley Castle gardens? we are going to see friends in harrogate at the weekend and I've convinced OH a garden visit would be in order but the website isn't too inspiring (part of 2for1 GW offer).


Posted: 01/05/2014 at 20:09

Watch ou tFidget's about! Well done you!

Is there any reason Ive been out in mizzle at 7.30 sowing seeds? No GH to do it in either, no nice n cosy space. Couldn't bear to direct sow poor little things so popped them in GH. Cornflower polka dot mix and Love in a mist. Sown 70+ squirrel tail grass seeds, ah bless 'em, says they can take 'a long time to germinate' oh dear, and they are supposed to be outside not in GH. Just can't do it. Warming glass of red, ahhh.

Under trampoline

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 19:16

OOO, a bit ambitious Emma! We just put weed fabric and bark down. I crawl under occasionally to weed it but usually a weedkiller spray suffices. 


Posted: 01/05/2014 at 17:10

I can make room in the GH Fidget as most overwinter stuff is now outside. 


Rhodedendron not flowering

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 16:57

Water well towards late summer, mulch well and keep the root area covered.

Planning new 'grasses' path

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 16:56

Went for a wander at GC, nothing much in the way of grasses there.

camassia caerulea,? lychnis jenny,? 

saw the in B&Q overdam £5, but veering towards red, browns, purples.

Also googling saw Muhlenbergia capillaries, which looks fun. 

Have got 2-3 guara but a pink variety which could go well.

Karl F looks good as does imperata, can these be grown from seed?

Got Nigella seeds which will give a low waft! Cosmos but probably too high without staking.

What did you think to the disjointed pathy plan?


Posted: 01/05/2014 at 16:26

Kef, that reminds me, my sis's birthday tomorrow, card still in bag

Been to GC for inspiration for floaty wafty plants and grasses for my new project (yes another one!). 

Ready to sow squirrel tail grass seeds but need a walk in GH for this weather! Enjoy both yours KEF.


Planning new 'grasses' path

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 15:49
Not sure yet obelixx what will go there. Would the same advice apply for other hard material around the Clem such as pebbles? Using small plant pots arm.

Getting more ideas for wafty planting, gypsophilia? Aquillegeas?
Remember seeing ? Penesetium? (spelling?) last year, would that work?
liking fennel as well.

Planning new 'grasses' path

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 13:19

Thanks Obelixx, there's loads on there, I'll enjoy browsing! 

My hordeum seeds have arrived so will get sown in trays soon. Not going to sow direct as want to get them started and border shape not decided or dug out yet. 

Oh, and how close to the new clematis can I plant them? Will also use some slate from the other side of the path around the clem so not really a problem.

Planning new 'grasses' path

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 13:15

Oh eck! Plans are a-changing! see pic (clever eh?). orange = new border, keep part of circle, access to side of it still for lawn mower etc, start from 'middle' corner of decking before the arch. Brown = grasses (hord & stipas) Red = different grass , Lilac = verbena bon here and there, dark purple = lower growing plants dotted about.

 If I settle on where to dig out the rest will come, just got to be sure not to remove too much lawn to start with, once it's done it's done, can always take more out as and when. 

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