Latest posts by SweetPea93

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 22:34

These Ameria are so striking, and just the right size for my tiny garden. I'm thinking of maybe growing them with chives next year, if possible, for lovely purples and pinks, as well as the chives being functional! I read a book recently of the virtues of using 'useful' plants with simply pretty plants in beds and it's fascinating!


There's a lack of blue in our very pink beds, even though they are in their infancy, so I bought this today at the GC, though I've been very  naughty and forgotten the name!


My favourite at the moment, I love how pretty the purple buds are on the silver stems, and then you get such an intense pink colour, with a lovely scent which I discovered today, I believe it's called Dianthus?



My very first lilac! It's starting to lose it's flowers, though I hope it continues to bloom year after year!


And the very dirty container area overrun with seedlings which need to be potted up and planted into the bed. So much to do, so little time! Can't say I'm a fan of all the clutter!



Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 22:08

gorgeous Lupins chicky! Love the Bumble on your lilac too Percy Grower! I bought my first lilac today too. I think it's starting to shed it's blooms, but I'm hoping it'll stay with me for a while yet!


Whenever I come on this thread I'm reminded just how tiny my garden is compared to you all!

Gardeners who love their feline friends

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 19:52


 I got into black and white film photography last year, this is Cassie, our youngest, observing the garden in our old house. We used to get squirrels and long tits pecking at the window! I'm sure they did it just to taunt the cats.

Gardeners who love their feline friends

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 19:50

 This cat stayed in our garden for several days until we could catch her and have her scanned and reunited with her owners. I'll take that she chose to stay in our garden as a compliment!

Plants IDs please!

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 18:33



 The lower two are things I've grown myself but not labelled!

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 18:28



 These photos are from last week, but I've had some bulbs start showing signs of life this week, and can start weeding the beds! Seems all the rain did them good!

Talkback: Cuckoo spit

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 18:18
I have it all over a rose bush at the moment! I didn't know it was a bug, had a nosey at it the other day and was pretty cute for a bug!

My Profile.

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 18:15

Hope someone messaged Mike telling him this. The internet isn't always a lovely place

New favourite plants

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 17:55

Those dahlia's would look fantastic with my Petunias!

Chelsea Flower Show

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 17:53

They are sadly characters of the past Hosta, as well as characters of comedy and amusement, and as far as I know TFL was with older ladies too. I'm condoning people being overweight, I am however condoning television producers that seem to only excuse a female presenter carrying extra tub once she hits a certain age. It's a shame because I'm sure there are many, many talented female presenters out there who don't get considered simply because they aren't slim or pretty enough... which is sad! And simply doesn't apply for men in television! Anyway, I think this is the wrong forum to air my feminist grievances

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