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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 15:31

oh my arn't we a spoilt bunch at this time of year. Loving the poppies, one of Chicky's clematis I spotted and so many wonders

Welcome to the new additions, this is my favourite thread. I can't live without it

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Posted: 31/05/2014 at 11:38

Thanks for the tips Fairygirl. I do indeed use most of what you mention in my garden already and I definitely did go with foliage contrasts such as the blue Eucalyptus and my Hebe Red Edge and the Virginia Creeper that turns firey red in summer. There's also a huge Phormium to the left of the border that should be chocolate leaved but its more a sagey green there days . Anyhow, i will investigate your ideas further and thats the fun of gardening right?

@Chicky, he only got a cup of coffee so it must have been my fierce charm .

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Posted: 31/05/2014 at 08:44

Well, the fence man has repaired the knocked down fencing and I have safely restored my climbers. He was very nice and stepped around most of my planting which currently looks like this. Only had to remove three large clumps of Crocosmia which any most of you will know, doesn't even notice the upheaval and mostly got replanted to the left border, its leaves shielding a divided Hellebore from the hottest part of the day.

So, this area still has work to be done obviously, a bag of stones and pergola incoming but what I really want to know is what you guys suggest I plant next? This area was supposed to be a purple and white theme, but as much as I love what I have here so far, I find it a little...flat. It definitely needs contrasts (don't know how Sissinghurst manages the white garden?)

 Poppies are out and looking splendid this year if a little battered by the recent weather.


Posted: 31/05/2014 at 08:33

Morning all, been up 3hrs already because of my shifts but today's a day off, so hopefully some garden time is in store.

Pleasant start to the day here in Kent

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Posted: 29/05/2014 at 13:29

Gosh, such lovely pics everyone. Happy gardening!


Posted: 21/05/2014 at 15:18

Afternoon Forkers.

Just home from a ten hr shift and its drizzling outside, but what a super forum I have to read through and a couple of recorded Chelseas and the lastest episodes on to watch so...I'm slobbing out


So excited for Chicky and others who walked the walk at Chelsea. Looking forward to seeing some pics from there with a real-life camera .

 Also, reporting Mr and Mrs Blackbird have taken up residence in my Laurel to which I am super excited. It's opposite the patio so sunny evenings are currently spent watching Mr Blackbird bring the Mrs her food.

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Posted: 21/05/2014 at 15:08

I always check this thread first after a hard day at work.

Not sure if I posted this snap yet or not, was a couple of days ago. Three days off now.


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Posted: 18/05/2014 at 22:47

LL, I have decided to have Wisteria on my pergola as well if you could pass on the name of your cultivar or any hints and growing tips? I'd be most greatful

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Posted: 18/05/2014 at 16:06

Sorry my tablet shows no edit button for the above post with some question marks I most definitely did not want

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Posted: 18/05/2014 at 15:49

Everyone gardens are envious but yes LL's pergola is definitely a show stopper????

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