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Latest posts by Wintersong

Summer has arrived

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 23:27

Lovely pics chaps

How did you get into gardening?

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 17:34

I really don't know Verdun.

When I was very young, my granddad had a rose garden and pond that I would spend many happy hours daydreaming in but I never ventured into his greenhouse or up to the veg plots.

When I was a teenager, I did the gardening at home but I remember my biggest motivation was a preference for neat and tidy over horrendous weeds.

When I had a family of my own and moved from a flat to a house, I naturally wanted to improve the garden but I guess I could have done this with patios and a neat lawn so I'm not entirely sure how or why I am a keen gardener except that I really really enjoy the creative/design side of it, the beauty of nature in all ways and the taste of home grown veg  

I think gardening just ticks so many boxes. The heart, mind and soul connectivity to nature that de-stresses, reinvigorates and heals. The sense of achievement and satisfaction standing in your own little piece of paradise.The sensory overload of taste, sight, smell and even touch. The sounds of wildlife. 

I get my kicks where I can find them

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 11:57

I know the feeling Dove, the progress in my garden is really satisfying after only three years of proper attention.

I only wish I had planted the bottom end of my garden with trees and shrubs ten years ago so that by now I would have the maturity it lacks. Alas, as is my nature, my choices then would probably have been random and I'd be contemplating digging them up for a more sophisticated look as my garden slowly fills, so my choices are more specific.

I really love your chives and fennel, I've just bought the purple version that I need to place at some point and what is that upright plant with the spears of reddish pinkish flowers? If they are red, I want it badly.

Evening and hello everyone

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 21:18
Laura Turner2 wrote (see)

Evening ... and hello everyone. I am completely new to this forum.

I like to call myself an ambitious gardener who has just started out. I have just recently bought a walk in plastic greenhouse. Any tips?

Also, any tips on any seeds that I can sow? Wuld love to grow some tomoatoes.

Looking forward to chatting with some of you.

 

Laura

 

Make sure your walk in plastic greenhouse is secured down. You know the wind will take anything that isn't nailed or super-glued and spoil all your hard work

Talkback: 10 hostas to grow

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 18:52

I went to check on my veg patch at the bottom of my garden this wet afternoon and on the way back happen to notice a snail cresting the edge of a hosta leaf.

OH NO YOU DON'T, I snatched it off to save that hosta  for another day but promptly found several more on the shrub next door and a whole handful on the sedums at the top end of my garden. Suffice to say, my garden is now twenty snails less and this is the only sure-fire way to keep them off.

Rinse and repeat at frequent intervals throughout the growing seasons

Garden DESTROYED!?

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 16:10

What Berghill said

Summer has arrived

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 22:10

Sensational Chicky. Thanks for sharing!

Great looking wisteria and my, isn't that ~cage~ just the ticket for keeping out deer but what an expensive palaver or was it already there? 

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 21:41

What a beautiful foxglove Singy!

Summer has arrived

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 21:39

*chuckling*

 

I WISH the little hut was a beehive, I'd be honoured and very proud! Its actually a very dilapidated compost bin shaped like a beehive

Summer has arrived

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 20:43

Well I'm loving all these plants so much.

Bev, that Clematis is one f my favourites. So elegant.

happymarion, that combo is really awesome and one of my favourite (blue and rusty orange)!

Those geraniums are really pretty, I love the white Dianthus and nut, your Astrantia is flipping marvelous

I've grown mine from a 50p dried up sprout from last year that's flowering and putting on good growth this year but nothing to match your example

Also love those types of Penstemon. I have the fatter bell type in purple and white, but I think I much prefer the tube type flower and in those reds. I really wouldn't mind finding one of those in my GC although I'm currently avoiding it since my wish list is almost endless

Discussions started by Wintersong

Whats wrong with my hosta?

It's half the size of last year 
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Before and After

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June in Your Garden!

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Ooh ooh so excited!

New border 
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Talkback: Informal planting

Andy said "Basically, it’s like a collage of pictures stuck on a bit of paper, except I do it in Powerpoint on a computer." It's an incredi... 
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Why Miss Bateman?

Clematis 
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Phormium newbie

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