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Posted: 12/05/2015 at 12:32

Get better soon Dove.......dont want to stir. ( would I do that.? )....but I have a feeling Wonky is the cause!  

Impressive planting Hosta.   Nice to garden on such a scale.  

Taking a cuppa outside in the sun for minute or two 

Red/green plants

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 12:25


Leucothoe scarlettii. uncinia unciniata rubra. Heucheras like Berry Smoothie.  Acteas like Brunette.  Lobelia Tanya.  Eucomis Sparkling Burgundy.  Cistena Crimson Dwarf on its own rootstock.  Cannas like Durban.  Persicara Red Dragon.  Dahlia Bishop of Llandaff.  Geranium Black Beauty.  Imperata Red Baron. Photinia Little Red Robin.  Physiocarpus Diablo.  Berberis Bagatelle.  Phormium Dazzler.  

Cutting back Stipa tenuissima

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 12:16

Yes they will but I did mine a few weeks back.  Flowering will be delayed.  Can you isolate the strawy bits and cut them out leaving just the bright green stems?

Shade loving flower suggestions please

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 12:14

heucheras will thrive there.  New guinea impatiens Too.  Hostas...they flower too.  

Not hot on annuals but begonias should do well.  

Dappled shade is a perfect setting for many plants.......depends on how much shade Amy

Oh no.....not again...

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 12:09

another earthquake in Nepal.  How bad is that?  I guess we will need to dip deeper into our pockets.  Words fail me but it seems so cruel.  With all our personal issues we are so lucky here, aren't we? 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 12:06

Bit warmer here Runny.    No doubt you will get the heat later and we will get rain 

very warm, almost  hot, today.  Planted more dahlias, echinaceas, bonariensis, picked radishes, sown more radishes, seaweeded veg crops and potted on imto bigger pots some perennials.

The Great Chelsea Garden Design Challenge

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 07:31

Its just nice seeing the plants.  Thought the concept of 6 small squares all together was Confusing.  Joe was excellent.  All relaxing viewing


Posted: 12/05/2015 at 07:28

Hello forkers

beautiful morning......perfect blue sky, no wind and warm


Posted: 11/05/2015 at 22:24

Watched garden challenge tonight.  joe impressed me tonight.  The plots were too small.  It gives the wrong impression, viz., that you can simply buy plants, arrange them amd money no object.  no thought to how they actually will be even by mid summer 

enjoyable though seeing the plants.

Oh eck!

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 22:17

Ok unbelievers.  You were warned ................

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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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