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I wish...........

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 09:31

A lot of us have reached that time when it all gets a bit too much. (69 this year).

OH says we just have to accept the changes to the garden and let some get overgrown, but I'm not ready yet.

I had the idea of getting ground covering evergreens on all the slopes, I've always found slopes hard on the back and hips. In some places this has worked but others not yet.

I was a full time carer for 3 years with increasing duties towards the end. During that time a garden fit to open for the ngs turned into a jungle of weeds. It's my ambition to get back on top within the next couple of years. 

I'm not ready to give up whatever the joints are saying. I may even grow more trees from seed.

If you can afford it hogweed it might be worth having hard stuff instead of grass. Grass takes a lot of effort even if you're not obsessive about it and all those clippings need to go somewhere.

Ignore what the TV gardeners do. As someone else said, it's not real. It's like taking photos of the garden. You get a stunning pic of a small part and only you know what's behind the lens

Don't despair, grow easy, low maintenance plants and enjoy it

Unidentified Plant!

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 09:15

That needs to go on the aquilegia photos thread Sarah

It's an aquilegia. It may be the one called Crimson Star or something very close to it. 

Bubbles on surface of pond?

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 23:02

This was last summer's day time roost. On the shady side of the house, I never find any on the sunny side.

Bubbles on surface of pond?

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 22:28

Newts breed in water but they don't spend all their time in water.

Sometimes they lurk under seed trays


I wish...........

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 22:19

get some of the garden covered with some large shrubs that need little attention and you can concentrate on the rest.

Aquilegia shapes

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 22:16

They'll cross themselves dd, 

Yes airwaves, some of mine are really tall. Surprisingly not many have fallen over in the recent winds

Cowslip dying?

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 20:52

But we'll still consider our knuckles rapped

Can You Identify These?

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 20:47

Bringing this up to the top for ID of the 2nd plant

Friend or Foe Part 2

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 20:45

I wonder about Malva, maybe moschata. I just get a blur when I enlarge it


Posted: 11/05/2014 at 20:40

Take it off, it never needed to be on

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