Verdun


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My flowers ..

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 07:27

Miscanthus Variegatus at over 2 metres

Last edited: 27 July 2016 07:28:28

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 21:20

Aym, yes you can take cuttings of Royal Bumble now.  I find they root easily in half perlite and half 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 15:58

Now you are being "classy" PP. 

They wont catch me......

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 15:39

Oh,alrighty then.   I give in.  Here's a picture of me skinny dipping a few years back whilst at Uni.........


oh heck Nora!  You banned it again 

Last edited: 26 July 2016 15:39:56

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 15:35

PP...you misconstrue 


your salvia will improve year on year.  From next year you will be able to separate tubers and pot them on to make more plants.....just as you do with Dahlias.  Or, take a risk and leave it planted over the winter and mulch it.  It all depends how wet and cold your area/soil is 


papi Jo, agree with you re the colour wheel etc. and some colours simply do not look good together.  However a single colour or restricted colours deny access to plants we may really want.  (I will often buy a plant and simply pot it on preferring to wait until the "perfect" association can be found)   A single colour scheme...as already said re whites....can have one plant vying with another instead of complementing one another.  Blues too together can have one plant making another look decidedly second rate. 


In my mind, subconsciously now, I often plant in "triangles".........gives joined up pictures when a colour or shape is echoed in 3 or more points in tbe garden.  Irrespective of size the eye picks up the unifying colours in the garden.


I do not like colours thrown into the mix, at random;  too many colours are far from relaxing.  They so indeed "clash" .  


What we like...colours, flowers or foliage, shapes etc., often change as we get older.  Many of us start off with annuals but then appreciate perennials that give us "improvement" and stature over time.

Dephinium

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 13:58

My delphiniums are now flowering for the second time ....last year I had 3 flowerings.  Will post pictures when fully open.


slugs are a problem in early spring but discreet and sparse use of pellets plus a nighttime visit will enable anyone to grow these beauties.   they are well worth it.

They wont catch me......

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 12:34

Sports cars for me DR.  Looking back I was a right poser but it always seemed sunny and the top was always down on the healey sprite and Spitfire.  Fun driving indeed 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 12:30

Picked a load of beans and tomatoes again.    


Moved a large Salvia Embers Wish....wouldn't recommend this on the forum but I do such all the time and it will be fine. 

IT'S MY BIRTHDAY....PART TWO

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 12:27

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOYCE 

Cornwall gardens

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 12:25

Ladybird.....ha ha 

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