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Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 13:53

Some combinations that seem to be working at the moment...

 I seem to gravitate towards yellow and pink combinations so long as the pinks are not too strong  The heucheras above have spent two years in pots waiting to be placed and I think I might have finally done this...just need to compare them later in the year when the pink combo of Echinacea and Liatris bloom in front of the poppies which will have gone over by then  Still don't know what to under-plant poppies with that die an ugly death in summer

I'm really enjoying the top combination of Sisyrinchium and Euphorbia Silver Swan and the wall of yellow Geum I have at the moment that isn't working in the opposite border but seems to belong with these guys. (there is a wilting spring at the back that I cut off to see what it looked like) Looking forward to seeing this border mature a bit.

Also loving the second combo of Black Elder under-planted with some Sedum Angeline. It's the first year I've seen the Elder flower and it is still a twig at the moment, but the potential is there

Not so pleased with my Lavender this year that kind of flopped. Half of it died and the other half is being out shone by the thyme that is flowering its head off. I plan to increase this simple but beautiful frothy plant and the bees love it


Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 13:17

How stunning! Peonies are one of my favourite flowers but I don't grow any myself

Help, help, help! Just tipped a tin of paint over my lawn

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 13:08

Yeah, have fun on your open day

Wild Bee swarm in my Garden

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 23:17

Oh how wonderful!

I saw one close up many years ago that was lodged in a tree beside a path.

Long may the new queen rule!

Summer has arrived

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 21:16

I really love the lime coloured Heucheras.

I have 'Lime Ricky' that was slow to establish after I divided a single specimen. Only two survived and are still  homeless since placing them out of sunlight is proving tricky

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 19:11
little-ann wrote (see)

Wintersong i cant find mrs bateman only miss bateman and she is white, i have looked on taylors and the rhs 


Oops, I meant Miss Bateman of course  and I didn't read that it's pinkish, not white.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 18:50

Mrs Bateman has purple stamens and green bars

Help my clem is dying!

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 13:49

Don't throw it away. Just let it be and it will reshoot from beneath the soil either later this year or early next year with more shoots than before

sky high plants

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 14:43

Soil is definitely a factor, cultivar is also a consideration, some delphiniums are not called dwarf without good reason

best foliage perennial plant for the garden

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 11:24

That's a beautiful combo Verdun, I'm sold

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Ooh ooh so excited!

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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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