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Posted: 11/06/2014 at 10:45

I am lucky to have a large garden, with stream and natural pond, plus an orchard / meadow [ wild and unkempt, at least one of those terms also applying to me ] There is also a wooded area under 3 mature Beech trees and this is my current project.

I try out many different styles of gardening in the different habitats within the garden, but at the end of the day I just love growing plants, particularly from seed, cutting or division.

I took early retirement due to ill health from my job as a consultant in Intensive Care Medicine.

My other loves are: good food and wine, THFC, wildlife, particularly birds and music, particularly live music.

I am argumentative, short tempered and sarcastic, and those are my good points. 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 10:34

Hi Wintersong. te black one is Iris chrystographes. It needs vey moist conditions. Here it is growing in the bog garden.

The second one is one of the Dutch hybrids, not named that i am aware of.

Lovely gardens everyone.

Nicandra physalodes (Shoofly or Apple of Peru)

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 21:33

I know that there is a variegated leaved type, as i have seen the seeds for sale.


Posted: 10/06/2014 at 21:23

Busy on here tonight. If i say so myself, that was a rather nice dinner. Chicken with braised lettuce, peas and pancetta. Maybe it was just the rather nice Kiwi Pinot Noir, that made it taste good.

Sadly not able to come to Barnsdale Fidget.


Posted: 10/06/2014 at 18:22

Thats a good question Fg., being a nicked seed I did not have a name. I will post a picture once it is open, but it has small flowers which makes me suspect it is related to the Indian varieties, which I think were the first introduced to this country.

As always KEF i shall take your advice, then blame you if I am not sober.


Posted: 10/06/2014 at 17:35

Raining now, but it has been a lovely day, hot hot hot.

Now have nearly all my tender plants outside, except for a few Dahlias which are rather short, My seed raised Bishops Children are about to flower, not bad as sown in February. I wonder what colours they will be?

Morning Glories are in large pots, I find they get savaged by the molluscs if I put them in the ground.

I also have a Canna about to flower, it is grown from seed I nicked from a plant in a garden in Devon and it always seems to flower well before all the others.

Managed to resist a beer at lunch, but enjoyed the cake Dove.

Off to cook tea and will open some vino when OH gets home.

Have a good evening everyone.


Posted: 10/06/2014 at 14:23

Hi, and welcome both of you. You will find this a great site, with lots of advice and tips, but also a lot of of fun and laughter.

Can't get on site

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 12:10

Not any more there isnt!

Our garden now with railway sleepers, really pleased

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 12:09

lovely, and without being too sexist, well done to your bf.


Posted: 10/06/2014 at 11:22

That looks perfect.

have just watched a Goldcrest feeding 2 presumably just fledged chicks, on a branch of a Yew tree.

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