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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 12:05

Hello Victoria...yes Standishii.  Got 3 of them.  One purchased and 2 from cuttings now all as big as one another.  Love 'em.

 Ok, I'll stick to ipad then So you can "nosey around".    Never considered that aspect before.....identifying plants... so will be aware in future 

Watching 'Love your garden'

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 11:59

I did worry about the child and mower ..both moving close together.....and safety. 

Our gardens are designed by us for us....personally tailored and unique.  Its about the pleasure the owners have from them 

Love your garden in the sunniest county !

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 11:55

Hmmm!  Sometimes I feel a bit of a fraud.  Cant paint, draw, sculpt or play musical instrument. I buy or propagate plants that have been discovered or bred by others...simple.  I try to put them together etc but how many of our gardens consist of indigenous plants?  None of them are totally natural. 

Love your garden is a step or two beyond that..........meant mainly to stir the emotions rather than be practical.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 07:37


Love your garden in the sunniest county !

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 07:36

Yes, Tetley...I DID enjoy the programme .  It does have its flaws but....  Wont argue about the sunniest county....does the king have to deny he is the king? 


Posted: 08/07/2015 at 07:31

But margaret have you pruned it?  They do require pruning or they will stop fruiting well


Posted: 08/07/2015 at 07:29

Sallie, simply do not plant it out in the garden at all. roots will escape.

in pots bamboos do not generally do well in my opinion

Bloosom end rot on some tomatoes

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 23:35

For past couple of years part of my regime with tomatoes is to spray with diluted milk.

as I understand it stressing tomatoes can lock up their ability to absorb calcium and irregular watering is a cause.  

Looks like healthy tomato  plants with plenty of tomatoes far. 

Agree with Dove....Italophile is the Guvnor ! 


Love your garden in the sunniest county !

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 23:22

I know that gc too primrose cottage.  

My garden too, like every practical garden. has to accommodate the compost heap, the veg patch...that looks decidedly half picked at this time of year....the clothes line, the draped out hose pipe, the (untidy) stores of plants not planted, etc. have to be in the land of  "gushy"  now and then and I guess I am there sometimes.  Still the land of gushy is not a bad place to be for an hour or so methinks 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 23:06

Feel for you Davids.  words are not enough, are they?

Discussions started by Verdun

Why has a thread disqppeared? Who decided?

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who cares who wins?

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Just a suggestion...

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Don't be scaredy cat.....

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Drat those chains.....

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Wot's it all about.....?

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"Experts" we go again

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Best late flowering clematis?

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What new plants will you be trying?

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White foliage?

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Is this really cruel?

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Taking life for granted......

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Against all logic.......

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Wont go without a fight....

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