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Latest posts by Wintersong

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 17:13

Woody, impressive space you have going there with magnificent veg plots

 

Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

OH is taking me to Glyndebourne to see the marriage of Figaro this evening. Forecast was good for today, but it looks a bit damp and grey at the moment.


This...this...THIS is one of my favourite plays (before it became an opera) I re-read it all the time. How wonderful. Enjoy!

Summer has arrived

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 09:05

artjak...I need a Verbascum in my garden

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 22:58

Yucca flowers are a bit like Marmite, you either love them or hate them.

Fraid I'm a little bit of a hater although I adore the spike before it opens. I just think they look too weird but am extremely happy for you Tim Burr to achieve this maturity in your Yucca

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 22:54
artjak wrote (see)

Winters, do you find that sisyrinchium always has a 'burnt' look after it has flowered?

 

Yes, the stems and seed-heads turn black and last all winter which I don't mind in my Death garden .

I truly adore this plant, its subtly is really stunning and I'm a sucker for spiky leaves but it's only fault is the die-back on the leaves by the end of winter. Kniphofia leaves are easy to pull away when they go over and many other plants that do the same, but these prove problematic as too much pulling disturbs the roots. I tried giving a second clump a crew-cut earlier in the year to test the plant's regrowth rate but that didn't work so my only method is snipping individual leaves with scissors.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 22:47
nutcutlet wrote (see)

Hollie hock, I love those evening pics, especially the first one

Bev, what is that little clematis, looks very interesting

 

Ditto 

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 13:53

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

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/25748.jpg?width=474&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/25749.jpg?width=267&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/25750.jpg?width=474&height=350&mode=max

 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  

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/25751.jpg?width=267&height=350&mode=max

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

Discussions started by Wintersong

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It's half the size of last year 
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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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