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Posted: 02/09/2015 at 18:19

Yvie, hope you are coping despite everything.  Words are not enough but best wishes to you. Been through issues with my mum and what a battle that can be with carers and officials 

After a mixed morning weather wise its been a nice afternoon.

dug out a length for lavendar plants....half done.  The rest will be done when I take out plants already there.  Moved a huge hellebore to accommodate lavender.  Hellebores must have the biggest ...and heaviest...root systems of all perennials but I think it wont know it's been moved.  The idea is to have a curving lavendar hedge between path and veg patch.  The lavendar plants are of superb quality.  

Didnt have time to get watsonias but prob will tomorrow


What to plant in front garden beds/borders?

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 16:11


choisya can get quite big but check out Choisya ternata White Dazzler.  Glossy aromatic evergreen witb delightfully scented whife flowers in spring on compact new shrub.  

I would be inclined to plant a shrub mixture in front but then a hedge of lavendar from first corner to the door.  As long as ground doesnt get too wet and you get plenty of sunshine what better than a curving lavendar hedge.  Scented foliage all year and then those fantastic highly fragrant blue flowers in summer?  Come on....not tempted by that?

I am currentlly planting another lavendar hedge here 


Posted: 02/09/2015 at 16:02

Maybe Susan 


Posted: 02/09/2015 at 15:49

whose poo?

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 12:51

...not mine 

a bad smell indicates a fox


Posted: 02/09/2015 at 12:23

Thanks gardenmaiden, that looks very much  like the orange one I looked at yesterday.  

Think I will get them 

Agastache Black Adder

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 08:13

Advice for my rose Falsataff please...

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 08:12

Those upright stems need to be pulled down BEFORE they harden.  I agree with Obelixx do this a but at a time.

however, it is getting a little late...wood will be hardening a start should be made asap


Posted: 02/09/2015 at 08:05

Oky doky. Supernoodle 

Agastache Black Adder

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 08:04

You must have been beeside yourself Nadia! 

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