ShropshireLass


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Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 11:37

Thanks KEF!  My mum is torn between hating how it tries to take over, but liking it because it's one of the few plants that thrives in the harsh conditions, and it is very pretty

Like the idea of a chimenea in a naughty corner! We don't have one but we do have a massive old water tank, cut in half with holes drilled in the bottom.  It's our burning barrel and it can get rid of anything! However, I think the neighbours think we're tramps....

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 09:39

KEF - What's the yellow flower growing next to your chimenea called please?  My mum has it everywhere in her garden (on top of a mountain in deepest, darkest Wales!) and it's one of the few things that can really get going there.  In fact, it's almost like a weed!

 

Displaying Flowers

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 09:34

In a fit of courage, I've gone and entered a small, local country show.  In my defence I was going anyway as I show sheep, but I got carried away when reading the catalogue and entered 3 Dahlias, 3 Roses and 5 Pansies. 

It's the first year I've had a proper garden so I was a bit overexcited!

Problem is, I now have no idea at all how to display these flowers.  I've tried googling but it doesn't come up with much.  Any help gratefully received! 

Another Mystery Plant for identification.

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 09:58

One of my first posts was trying to ID this plant, about a year ago! It's growing all down our driveway at the bottom of the hedge, and I don't care if it's a weed because it looks lovely! 

Design Ideas

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 09:49

That's what I was thinking bookmonster! I was worried about how it would look next to the regulated and formal driveway area though...maybe the two contrasting styles would compliment each other? 

Design Ideas

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 10:13

Hi all

Some driveway / landscaping works I've been having done are nearly finished (exciting!) and I will post before and after pictures, but in the meantime, I have a strip of ground, about 1.5m wide (4'11") and 10m long (32"9') which runs down a neighbour's hedge, from the back of the house to the garden.  

 

Here are before pics:

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z383/kt_j63/IMG_5817.jpg

 Looking towards the garden

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z383/kt_j63/IMG_5815.jpg

 Looking towards the house

 

And the after pics:

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z383/kt_j63/IMG_5856.jpg

House end

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z383/kt_j63/IMG_5855.jpg

Garden end

 

I would like to connect the house and garden and have this area planted somehow. Easiest of course would be a grassy strip, maybe with some bulbs underneath? Or I was thinking some wildflower planting maybe?

Any ideas gratefully received! 

Photo test thread only...

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 13:57

They are lovely.  It's only the first proper year in my garden but looking at neighbour's gardens, I do seem to have a bit of a gap in flowering between spring bulbs and summer flowers.  Some things are out (Rhodos and Azaleas look fab) but not as much as I would like ideally.  Love this thread and the pics for inspiration though! 

Photo test thread only...

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 12:41
BobTheGardener wrote (see)

Testing full res 3072x2304

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/24570.jpg?width=288&height=350&mode=max

 

 

Not directly related to pictures but I've seen a few plants like the one above around and about where I live and would like to know what they are please!  If I've correctly ID'd it, it's usually in flower about now

Incidentally, I use Photobucket and have never had issues with zooming in pics and having them post upside down for some reason - I would suggest that as being the easiest way around and of course it can act as a 'back up' for your images as well 

Go away Ivy !

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 11:03

I have ivy growing all along the bottom of my hedge in the front garden, and even out into the lawn! It' taken over a section at the bottom of the garden where the hedge has died back and is absolutely rampant.  

Easy to pull off though, but I'm tackling the ground elder and nettles in the back garden first - the ivy can wait. 

Worringly, I do seem to have some HUGE ground elder growing up through the hedge in the front garden.  Common sense tells me it may just be normal elder but I see ground elder everywhere now....even in my dreams!!!

Problem Plants

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 15:10

Thanks guys 

I've got some copper tape for my pots, must get round to putting it on.  I also used nematodes for the first time last weekend - fingers crossed they work! Expensive though....

This is a fab place to learn things, despite what may seem like silly questions, no one makes me feel stupid! 

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Displaying Flowers

Woops I've entered a show.... 
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Design Ideas

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Problem Plants

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Quick question 
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B&M Bulbs

Bargain or bad buy? 
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Joys of Spring

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Mystery plants

Help with identifying plants please! 
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