Latest posts by MrsGarden

Move over - making way for a summer house

Posted: 13/06/2017 at 18:14

The patch where the plants will have their temporary home.

Move over - making way for a summer house

Posted: 13/06/2017 at 18:04

I need to move my borders from here

and here

to this wonderful clay ridden patch previously covered in ground weed sheet and play bark.

Making room for a summer house here

There will be more room than there looks as the conifers are coming out ( hurray!).

Then the nice bit of reshaping the borders and replanting. 

Cant wait to see how it all comes together.

First, I need a bit of help digging that temporary housing over.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 20:24

Thanks for reminder PD! Poldark here I come! 

Passiflora, can I plant it in the ground?

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 20:22

Thanks PD and Clari. It's not going to have the protection of a wall, more middle of the garden. Might sink a pot and decide near t time for winter. 

Passiflora, can I plant it in the ground?

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 19:54

Bought a passiflora at Chatsworth yesterday, Assume it's caerulea but there's no label. 

Was told it was hardy but I have my doubts  for Yorkshire winters. 

It will be in full sun but also full exposure to wind and frost etc.

I have reasonable but clay based soil, which I believe would suit it.

Ive read it can be cut right down in Autumn, so If grown in a pot could it be cut free from its support and taken in for summer?

If I keep it in a pot what size and soil / compost?

Although I'd prefer to plant it in the ground but I am open to your suggestions, experience and advice.

Please help.

RHS Chatsworth

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 13:43

Went Saturday. Amazing but must say I was not as in awe as last year at Tatton ( the only other the flower show I've been to admittedly). 

OH well and truly treated me! Three 'harlequin willows' and a wooden chair. Just where to put them now! 

I bought a few bits n bobs myself as well.

Travel and parking was very good, we arrived at 9.45, long queue on foot but not bad on the drive there.

Wellies were essential, fun watching OH in his shoes!

RHS Chatsworth

Posted: 03/06/2017 at 21:44

Oooooooo. Me me me! Not at all excited but ME, I'm going on Saturday. 

A Stupid Question About Lego...

Posted: 03/06/2017 at 21:39

Same problem, Steve, but we need Beauty and the Beast sticker cards!

Im sure you can request specific ones online.

Good luck.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 03/06/2017 at 21:30

Loving the clover and bees, in fact I'm cutting the grass around it and leaving it to grow -OH not so keen!

Geums don't seem to be doing as well, they lasted almost all summer last year but don't seem quite 'right' this time.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 03/06/2017 at 21:20

Me Joyce! I want a neat border, like the others on here! Every year I get over run and move everything to make space, never manage to get the right shapes and heights to go together, but hey, that's the fun of gardening! 

Last edited: 03 June 2017 21:21:17

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