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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 08:10

Thanks for sharing guys. Love all the gardens here


Posted: 24/06/2014 at 08:51

Morning all. Hope your eyes get well today OL.


If bekkie is nuts, then I'm the wicked one with no rest because my day off today will be spent doing more landscaping  But first...strawberries for breakfast


Posted: 23/06/2014 at 10:51

Talking of Astilbes...mine was divided last year and replanted in dappled shade with a shed load of meaty compost and growing marvellously this year as a clump of three, but no flowers yet...

Also, dug up the rest of my second early spuds. Forked a few that I will have for tea tonight, but not a bad crop given that my soil is really undernorished. It's very thin and was eaay to move by the trug load to my new raised bed, but I'm only half emptying the old veg bed, since it still has onions and carrots in it, and only half filling the new bed, since I need to add lots of organic matter as well.

Once the onions have finished, I will landscape the veg plot for more raised beds and better design, plus room for greenhouse w00p w00p. Then, and only then, I think I can join the grown-up gardener's club and get seriously early seed sowing next spring.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 10:43

A lovely sanctuary Flower bird

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 08:40

Agree with Busy Bee2!

ANd yes Victoria Sponge, I was very tired last night and made that error, it is indeed, LesleyK's gorgeous Peony.


Posted: 23/06/2014 at 08:35


Super day yesterday and today too. Work this afternoon and plenty to be getting on with in the garden, maybe even a shopping trip to the GC one day this week

What happens when I'm at work!

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 18:08

Exactly why my OH is permenantly banned from the borders. One time I came home from work to find he had pruned the low growing Juniperus which was a complete hack job and took alot of medning from me. Even when I explained the correct method of pruing unwanted growth from beneth new grow to hide the chopped branches, it went in one ear and out the other.

I guess, not all of us are blessed with green fingers

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 17:58

Thank you for all the positive comments, it's really more about clever photography and the name of the first plant is Pontentilla Miss Willmott. It's more orange than pink to me, but my OH swears its pinky not orange.

Anyways, its going nuts this year en-mass planting  two areas of five that started as one plant back in the day. The bees love it.

That Echinecea, david, is stunning. I never knew they grew orangy coloured and just like Victoria Sponge, they don't grow so well on my thin soil. Also adore Victoria's Peony, now thats a show stopper

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 19:42

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 19:37

 My new path with raised bed for more veg

 And just about to finish all the stones in the lower garden which have really changed the dimentions. It looks vast now, although the final piece is a pergola to the left, so I guess that will create intimacy once more.

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