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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 

Acanthus Mollis

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 16:54

Ah, your question Yvie!  

Yes, much too impatient I think if you only planted it in autumn. can you give it more time?

worse than me.......I,keep looking at plants recently planted too for signs of flowering. 


Posted: 17/07/2015 at 16:51

Sorry yviestevie

didnt see your question.

dont grow Acanthus but they do grow well down here.

friend does too...quite a clump or two.

how long ago did you plant it?  You may be being a little impatient.

As I understand it,,they can be fickle.  They form a tap root....I think; I will need fo check on that........and they flower well one summer and in another not. dont think they flower well until they are established, i.e. putting that tap root down.  

I have never grown it but it does look impressive as a large clump so maybe I will look to  plant it somewhere but it does need space.

lovely day.  Not long in. ,suddenly looked like rain so rushed around cutting grass and just beat a shower......yippee! I won 


Posted: 17/07/2015 at 12:25

Lovely day.

plant parcel arrived...kniphofias!  it's true .  Perfecf condition with flowers intact.  Potted up...another contribution to my planned new border in autumn

Picked a few runner beans yesterday and that's always a feeling of summer. 


Posted: 17/07/2015 at 07:28

Not a coffee drinker Dove. Tea though please 

Carrot query

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 07:27

No, jason.  Pull carrots before they flower.  Just check you have edible size by pulling one

GWRS,  sorry missed your question.  When grown I did with those "crowbar" carrots ...large carrots have good taste and quality. 

Generally,,the tastiest carrots though are small to medium....picked as,they mature during the summer.  Delightful as little fingers and delicious now as 3" or so.  I grow summer carrots only


Posted: 17/07/2015 at 07:20

Hello forkers

quiet dry bright morning.........looking to be a good day.  Less humid. 



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Even you hard hearts......

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