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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 10:17

Mrs G., both are Lychnis, the white is L. coronaris, and the red/orange is L. chalcedonica. Shows the wide variety of species within a single genus.


Posted: 18/06/2014 at 10:11

Nelly will cope, as long as you can provide enough water, as she will be competing with rose, and both need moist root run.

Both Ernest and the President should cope in partial shade.

I dont know anything about Hagley hybrid.


Posted: 18/06/2014 at 08:35

Morning all very grey here.

Very sad news on here today

That Loch Lomond road is a nightmare Fairy. I use it quite a lot on the way up to the NW. and some of the things I see are just frightening. Some of the overtaking around Rannoch Moor, suicidal.

Have a good day everyone, particularly the workers,

Lost garden tools

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 18:20

Me too. Hand fork is th major problem, often spend ages looking for it, and by the time i find it, I am really tetchy, so have to calm down before i unleash myself on whatever task it was.

I try to keep all small items: trowels, hand forks, knife, string etc. in a small trug that I carry round from job to job. Does not work, tools still magically disappear. I blame Fairy.


Posted: 17/06/2014 at 17:34

Fg. I grow renardii and it does have whitish flowers veined with purple. It also has very distinct matt green leaves, unlike all other Geranium leaves.

Dry, shady area advice

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 17:29

Ferns particularly Dryopteris do well in dry shade, some grasses eg Bowles golden grass, Hachonechloa, some Euphorbia eg. Euphorbia amygdaloides Purpurea, Aquilegia, Tellima and Lamium to name but a few.

Shade is not to be feared, there are many wonderful plants to be grown.

I would attempt to improve the soil a bit first 


Posted: 17/06/2014 at 13:20

Grey and miserable here, guys.

A day weeding, some borders are starting to look like a jungle, half expecting some wild beast to emerge.

Another bunch of sweet peas picked, should keep OH happy.

Enjoy the rest of your days everyone.

Can anybody tell me what this is?

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 11:48

It looks like one of the Persicarias to me. Fairly invasive, but pretty flowers. I would keep it, but I am sure many would disagree.

Any idea's please

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 07:52


Any idea's please

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 21:44

Nothing to say on the subject, just wondering whether COYS, represents a certain football team, I do hope so.

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