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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 20:17

Great photo Berghill 

Re Clematis, the pink one is Markham's Pink Alpina, the purple one is koreana Brunette and the creamy white is avalanche

All need to establish more but hints at future years  


Posted: Yesterday at 19:15

Hi everyone 

Hoping Shadow is feeling better very soon, Flynn has been unwell today himself, nothing as serious just that beef is definitely off the menu 

Did manage some gardening this afternoon, glorious sunshine again but felt really achy and energy levels were low. OH moaned at me but I really wanted to get some of my plants in the ground, no rain yet

Week off gardening next week for some serious DIY 

Have a great weekend guys 


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: Yesterday at 17:47

Into the garden late today but managed to pot up my big iris in terracotta pot and plant up the last border gap in a tranquil part of the garden, mulched mulched mulched, hopefully the mix of purple and white should be harmonious

Really tired today but OH tells me I've done too much again

Dianthus dying over winter? Please help :)

Posted: Yesterday at 17:44

MY Dianthus are one type, spread across a large-ish area at front of free draining border

half is sheltered by an old gate and they were twice the size of the other half in mid-winter

Now they are faster along than the others that are just starting to put on growth

Verdun's suggestions are best, two year old cuttings will sustain the best summer flowering

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 15:48


First allium is coming

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 15:47



Posted: 23/04/2015 at 21:07

Did I miss a New Year? 


Posted: 23/04/2015 at 17:39

What a stunning day it has been today, definitely much hotter than the weather man says...they always get it wrong but not usually for the better

Busy bee in the garden from 9am, worked through lunch and onwards, only just sat down to a ready meal, is one of the ONLY take-away type meals I can have

What I got up to has been listed on the other thread, suffice to say I did a lot of finishing off jobs and some planting, my plants always start to look a bit desperate as we head towards May: have stuffed a load in water troughs as I only have one day left to conbobulate their final positions or wait until after my weekend shifts.

Also potted on two shrubs with good compost since their PP's are currently in need of landscaping. The old veg area is a project for May, just a small amount of landscaping and a lot of organising, I'll just be using it as my utility area and greenhouse if I do decide to get one...the jury is still out on that one.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 17:20

Glorious day here in Kent, its been brilliant sun shine all day with light breeze, perfect weather to get things done:

  • Slightly rearranged shade bed in purple and white garden to balance colours
  • Propagated Salvia (a white one) making 5 new plants from divisions
  • Planted second of my Echinops with two more to plant (making a rhythm of three plus one in raised bed in the passageway)
  • Repaired retaining wall so the soil don't leak out by step
  • Relayed step (it needs OH to level it properly )
  • Potted up one of my two iris for sunny side of pergola
  • Finished off under pergola with border edging and mulching
  • Filled buckets and buckets of stones from my near ton bag to fill bare patches
  • Did a lot of tidying, removing empty bags of compost, grit and bark, stacks of plant pots and all that scruff I leave about
  • Thoroughly enjoyed my day



Posted: 23/04/2015 at 08:48

sticky labels Pdoc?

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