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Posted: 18/07/2015 at 09:30
Hello folks.
Site playing up for me too.
Took opportunity to check my phone bill and Talk Talk have sneakily added an extra. Anyway for it removed and a credit for "inconvenience".......pays to talk !
Beautiful morning. Took Spike earlier to beach and it was glorious
Blackbird has taken pretty much the last of my blueberries now........

Help with my very narrow, long garden?

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 23:46


just enjoy doing your garden. ,get ideas then make something you like.  Get in plants you really like but agree with you about scent.  

Potted plants for scent.......heliotrope,,cherry pie,,for example. I have these everywhere and the scent all summer is wonderful. some Regale lilies for June /July scent.  2 plants I have too in pots....lemon citriodora. put it where you sit for wonderful lemon scent. And salvia elegans, the pineapple sage. touch it,,brush against it and the strongest pineapple scent envelopes you. in a shady corner put in sarcoccoca,....the scent from this evergreen small bush in winter will fill your garden. You gotta get scent in there 

Is this tomato blight?

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 21:59

Strangethingie, yes I think it is blight.  not entirely sure but stems look like it.


Help with my very narrow, long garden?

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 19:50

Terrrible idea Katherine......but I like you 

( it would merely create even narrower planting pockets)

Help with my very narrow, long garden?

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 19:12

No "pretty" shed for me.  No boring straight path for me.  

A meandering path creates wider pockets for planting and gives a shady location as well as a sunny one.

the narrower a garden the more important are curves 


Posted: 17/07/2015 at 18:26

Of course Fairy.  Sending more rain as you requested, or was that sun?

Help with my very narrow, long garden?

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 18:23

A length of meandering lavendar on the sunny side Mondegreen.  Scent, colour and utterly delightful in that long garden.

decide n your path.....i would prefer gravel. 

Veronicastrum is wonderful....nice choice..  I grow them.  Structural, tall, eye catching and colourful. Most of the plants you list like sun.

an artemisia calles Powys Castle is an aromatic, silver, tactile mound that perfectly complements lavendar

yes, make your patio area bigger if you can.  

Maybe a honeysuckle or summer jasmine on your fence too.

dont rush it. 

A couple of tallish ferns in full shade area add a classy,,cool touch.

a meandering path is good....not too meandering though! 


Posted: 17/07/2015 at 17:44

I did Dove.  I did...hee hee hee 

its fine again now 


Posted: 17/07/2015 at 17:42

Oh yes Lulu.  Sharp clean cut to next shoot.

I already have delphiniums sending up new flowers.  A third flush is often provided too 


Posted: 17/07/2015 at 17:39

Yes Susan, stripes are straight.....ish 

I have a feeling we will hammer those Aussies today.  We'll show em how to play cricket 

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look wot she did to me........

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Such a shame......

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Even you hard hearts......

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