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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 18:38

Verdun, what can I say about the health of your plants and the planting combos?

I am sooooooo jealous 

I also prefer your Australian camera as the quality of colours seems better but I'll take your garden anyway it comes, just keep sharing those inspired combos 

Runny, exquisite! 


Posted: 07/07/2015 at 08:08

Morning all 

Why do I always wake up feeling like a rhino parked on top of me all night? 

I suppose 6hrs of gardening yesterday didn't help, but now my ivy is gone from the base of my tree, (gone in relative terms,) I dug a deep hole and cut out the root ball although some deep roots remain. I have gained about 16 inches all round and can start to improve the soil and think about what I might plant instead 

What ever that is, it's definitely a trip to the GC at some point although maybe after the expense of learning to drive 

Hi Everyone!

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 07:54


I had a blank slate too 20+ yrs ago

It's very exciting but also very daunting and can be jolly expensive!  

Deciding what you don't want or like is a great place to start

Hard landscaping should be first and unless you have an enormous area, finished before you put in large plants that need moving several years later because you really need the path to go a different way 

Always do your research and try not to impulse buy. ..We all do it  well most of us

Take before and after shots, us lot love to see the graft 

Good luck 


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 21:51

Went out to plant some things and ended up dead heading/tying in climbing roses and ripping ivy off a tree trunk and digging the root out the ground. It's about ten yrs old so wasn't easy.

Collected about 100 slugs and snails before landscaping tree base and finally planting my perennials. That lot took me roughly 6hrs 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 18:25



Posted: 06/07/2015 at 16:19

Afternoon all,

It's been distracting here with work, but I did manage a full day's gardening 

Filled some holes with perennials, dead heading and tying in climbing roses, not to mention driving lessons

It's going well, hope all absentees are well: ie, beckie and punkdoc spring to mind

So, haven't had much chance to read back so many pages, I saw Woodgreen pics from GG, BL 's car in trouble and talk of grandchildren

Sorry if I missed your news, chicky, don't work too hard and welcome to new folks 


Posted: 02/07/2015 at 14:30

Light showers here, just enough to cool it down a bit 

Deadheading in the garden to prolong perennials, also took some euphorbia cuttings, don't know if it's the right time but I accidentally chopped them off so...


Posted: 02/07/2015 at 13:04

Snug as a bug in a rug Matty 

The dog!  Not suggesting your house is as grubby as BL's 


Posted: 02/07/2015 at 08:20

Morning all

Thanks for the page comment chicky, it was a number ending in zero  

What a hot night??  I had a disturbed sleep also LesleyK, one of OHs fans on full is a bit like a jet engine on a stand,  blasting across me to get to OH so I got a bit wind battered and turned up the other end and then I got chilly  yes yes I did when we had kicked everything off to sleep. So I was trying to organise the duvet in the early hours 

Anyway, we all survived yes? Hopefully we'll get something torrential to cool it down here  


Posted: 01/07/2015 at 22:37

Has this thread reached its end?

Only joking although my refreshing no longer shows latest post and the arrow to go forward a page is greyed out  is this happening for anyone else? 

Talking of Salvias Verdun,  I'm after  Lycioides  but no one stocks it  even mail order seems fruitless.  I already have one plant and I want so many more 

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