Victoria Sponge


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Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: Today at 17:06

Hi Andy, yes, I presumed it was caradonna. Yours looks quite tall which is what I would like.


I have a tall, maybe 3', pinkish one whose name I've forgotten, I think the spikes look nice even after the flowers have gone

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: Today at 16:56

My plant is close to over now, had to stake it but otherwise am happy with it. Will report back with propagating carry-on henceforth.



Everyone else's doing okay?

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: Today at 13:42

Gardening on hold here too, but because it's whizzing it down


Glad though, think it might smarten things up nicely (I don't water)


Yesterday I tidied up the back of the shade border. The bees had the best of the campion and woundwort and it had started to look manky and leprosy ridden. A gap there now, apart from two 'perennial' foxgloves I uncovered. Hopefully they will flower this year, chucked some mixed honesty seeds down too.


My primulas have germinated, vialii and various drumsticks, my Autumn snaps seedlings have vanished but one. I accuse the one-footed beasts but have no proof.


Relocated a verbena bona from the lawn mess and pricked out some toadflax and eve prim weedlings I'm growing for a thin strip of land I've requisitioned next to my front railings.


Might do a bit of next year planning/bulb list making now

Big Fat Hen.............how embarassing!

Posted: Today at 13:28

A red campion tricked me into thinking I had an exceptionally healthy echinacea a few years back, even remaining green through winter...


I kept the campion and gave up on the echinacea

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: Today at 13:09

Smashing gardens guys😊


Loving papi jo's ligularia, it looks huge at the back of the garden, fab hydrangea (must plant mine out) from flyfifer and hollyhock from gwrs. Lovely pics from BL, like the one taken on the bank above the path, also love flowers in the rain's border in front of the hedge, great combo of shapes, and Andy Leeds helenium and salvia combo too 


Hope I've remembered all and matched the correct plant to it's parent!


Just thinking about Andy's salvia there, and how I've been resisting temptation to buy one (other than Dear Anja recently) as I didn't know which one I already have and didn't want to get the same...just got up to look at mine and realised I don't actually have a blue salvia...and if I did have one I cannot remember when I last saw it...//


Never mind, can now put it on the list

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 17:46

I had a fairly pleasant weekend, not as strenuous as Doghouse's above, fortunately, as it has been jolly warm


Decided to tidy up a wildish area in the shade border as I have a couple of real plants in there. Accidentally pulled up one of them, my perennial honesty, potted it up for now. Sadly, it turns out the wild area was held together by sticky weed and now looks a terrible mess


Deadheaded a bunch of stuff, lupins are still going, not a 'phid in sight either thanks to my sparrow acquaintances.


Had to water some things today it was so hot. Rudbeckia are flaking out the front.


Did a bit of planning and photographed some awkward and ugly areas to sort over winter.


Anyone getting excited about bulb-buying time yet

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 18:22

Hi Joyce


Did you mean something in my 4th pic or did you mean Philippa's lovely water plant above?


Wasn't sure, sorry...

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 15:37

Wow GWRS, that's a hell of a fire😀


Glad you have returned gardenfantic - your garden looks fab.


Some stuff from today:



Fave hollyhock



Fuss free Trumpeter 



Undecided about the pink Canterbury bells but the honeybees think they are acceptable



Thanks to Gardenmaiden who sent me the seeds for the polemonium above😊

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 10/07/2016 at 14:59

Good news about the front garden progress Lou


Just tidied this weekend, weeded, chopped the clover off the paths, deadheaded stuff etc.


Decided the delphiniums were done, even though they weren't and chopped them down and moved out the way. I suspect they are going to test my patience, flopping around and whining on😠


Dug a million allium sphaeros out the front garden, because they're a bit of a trip hazard and seed all over the place. Crammed them into a bucket I must have bought a tree in or something and will plant them out at the back end, somewhere less bother-worthy. Chucked the little bulblets in out the way places, they will probably plant themselves.


A bit of sideways rain going on now, so might put t'kettle on

Seed and Plant swap 2016

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 13:08

Yes, the Thalictrum have leant forward a bit, they are about 4' if they were upright. Thought they might be reaching forward for the early morning sun...


I have a few plants this year in prone position, barely reaching off the floor to flower  A bit weather battered

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