Victoria Sponge

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Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 14:03

Beautiful planting Perki, your borders look very full, clever to get so much flowering together

That photograph would make a nice portrait for a wall Doghouse R Nice story too.

Fascinated by Fasciation

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 20:11

Like a lamprey? It's guarding the gates

Fascinated by Fasciation

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 20:01

Noticed this horror today

Looks like there is another smaller one behind it, didn't notice it outside...

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 12:38

Smashing gardens guys, just been catching up๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 11:50

How's everyone's thingamajig getting on?

Any thoughts about propagating in case it is short lived? I'd like to keep mine seeing as it's trouble free and I've seen the bees on it. I wonder if it will seed in place or I might collect some too...

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 22:09

Oh, thanks Fairygirl, that was the one I was thinking of, just didn't think I'd got the name right

I think mine is about to flower for the first time, I bought it unnamed a few years ago as a 'storm damaged perennial' - think it might be a spiky one like The Rocket...

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 21:55

Which ligularia is yours Fairygirl? I've been considering a dark foliage one.

I moved mine to an east facing position this year as it was prone to the flops, it still did a bit on a hottish day recently.

Love that poppy and red geum cloggie

Pp, there's nowt wrong with a bit of orange...the border with the 'gloves is supposed to be yellow and blue only nothing is flowering except the centaurea Fishy sent me and the rogue f/gloves. Also I planted a bright pink sidalcea in there inbetween the golden rods... If it turns out to look like I imagine, I will simply turn my back and look at something nicer

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 21:07

Done a wee bit of weeding, thining out of nice weeds and ripped out loads of forget me nots to see what space is left.

Planted out some bits and bobs, penstemon I grew from seed about 90 years ago, red valerian, bladder campion (from seed swap) and the last of the cosmos and scabs.

Planted up the hanging baskets with some tiddly nemesia. Still got a fair bit of bedding left over, lobelia, marigolds and stuff. 

Watching the rain now with the heating on and wrapped in a blankie๐Ÿ˜‘๐Ÿ˜‘

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 20:57

If it didn't last year when it was new but the tuber is much bigger now so hopefully it will... It's a half bred dahlia with cosmos, Mexican black

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 20:32

Aw, thanks Julie I've got my back to the cr*p in the photo above

The pot is on vacation, with a dahlia in for summer. It's sat on a slice of tree trunk I acquired, and not level I notice. I should probably wade in and straighten it but it seems like a bit of a faff๐Ÿค”

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ID please

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