Pennine Petal

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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 18:12

Evening all, went to visit Gresgarth Hall near Lancaster today, stunning garden designed by Arabella Lennox-Boyd. Then out for late lunch at a nursery cum cafe cum deli cum shop. Managed not to buy any plants seeing as I have bought more than intended yesterday at local GC. Bought some orange dahlias to brighten up the garden.

Back to work tomorrow, but only in a week then got some more hols. Will miss being out in the garden.

Slugs always eat my violas, have given up now.


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 15:28

Don't do any in mine either FG! My garden is very small and as you say you need space.

I like those colours Chicky, my garden seems very pink at the moment.

Off to the GC, want some agapanthus to put in pots.


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 15:22

Some gremlins on the site recently, Patsy, I would repost. Welcome to the forum by the way.


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 13:36

Prairie planting at Harlow Carr is excellent FG, they have big beds on a slope and look wonderful from the bottom of the slope. Will post some photos on gardens visited.


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 13:12

Hi Clueless, follow Monty'ad civics from last night's GW. You need a mix of dry and greeput there should be advice on this site too. It shouldn't smell if you do it properly.


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 13:10

A neighbour of mine once had a bank like the one in the first photo and it was full of lavender and it worked really well.

there are some lovely flowering shrubs you could put on the steep banks. My garden has a steep slope. You could also think about tumbling clematis down the bank.


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 12:59

Morning all, has your veronicastrum been attracting lots of bees Verdun. Was at Harlow Carr earlier in the week and theirs were absolutely covered, all very intent on their business.

Spent a lovely day at Bodnant yesterday, garden was still looking splendid, the roses where wonderful. Lots of new sections to the garden since I was last there. Definitely worth a visit. 


Posted: 03/08/2013 at 11:40

Morning all, hope thunderstorms didn't cause you too much trouble, sky looking heavy now.

Ankle much better this morning, was waggling it around and something click, felt a lot better, but still a bit sore to walk on. Might not be up and down the garden too much today.

just catching up with GW, Carol talking about irises, they are so beautiful. 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 02/08/2013 at 18:43

Evening all, just come back from a lovely few days in the north east, came back through the Yorkshire Dales. Unfortunately fell and hurt my ankle while up there so hobbling around now. At least it was on the last day there.

Managed to get up the garden when I got back, not much change, some more roses coming out. We went to Alnwick Garden and sae a wonderrosé orange rose Jude the Obscure with a heavenly scent.


Posted: 28/07/2013 at 09:44

Kef, you can have cake at any time, one of life's pleasures.

Morning all by the way. Bucketed down here last night, it was running down the pavement. Looks as though there is more to come. Cooler though which is good for me.

not much I. The way of plans today except supermarket shopping. Worked hard in the garden yesterday redoing the front of my top bed. Might pop up later to see if I am still happy with it.

enjoy your day everyone.

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