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Summer has arrived

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 15:52

People have different tastes. I had a super bright pink cistus growing in my middle garden that was a rescue job gone nuts. It suited the aspect, I enjoyed its habit and foilage very much, it was even serving as winter protection for a less hardy canyon sage but it was just an awful shade of pink flower.

What made things worse was a nearby orange-red rose that was just too orange against hot pink, so it had to go and you know what..the rose died afterwards

So it could have stayed after all.


I really don't mind pink in the garden, just so long as it doen't get too hot.

Now..Clematis...I'm still learning which ones I like best. I really like the sieboldii and the Alpinas are delightful, but I will have to do my research better.

From your choices, I'd partial to Romantika but not so much the Rouge Cardinal

drat and curses to this hot sunny weather

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 20:49

I agree. Who needs sunshine?

Summer brings pests and diseases and noisy birds and many many many long hauls up and down the garden path with pales of water.

Why oh why did I build my veg plot at the end of my garden? Who in their right mind would want to spend every sunny evening traipsing about in the setting sun, playing fetch and carry at a relaxing pace, smelling the roses as they go.

Pass me a glass of wine and let me sit in despair at the fecundity going on around me.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 19:18

Aaaaw, that's a great shame BL

P.S I'd actually send you mine if I could. I'm not a huge lover of the brightly coloured clematis. When I got the Dr R it was in a deal, buy arch and get two celmatis free.

Mrs Bateman was first choice...but then OH wanted variety and that was really all they had left.

I lost a The President a few years back, I have an unflowering mystery one that's been nursed back to health, the usual jackmanii and Armandii versions and a beautiful nodding Alpina I bought last year. The star of my Clematis show is Josephine that survived a move earlier this year and a Pope John Paul II that's recovering from an accident that ruined last year's growth.

So, plenty room for more Clematis, I'm just a bit fussy as to colours.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 19:17

That's a really clever trick Andy.

I may need to borrow the idea as our council are about to supply wheelie bins although I am aggrieved that they now wish to charge for the removal of garden waste.

What DO I pay my poll-tax for?

HELP Please! Anyone know what this is?

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 19:12

but you see punkdoc, you are there with your careful management.

Let's be honest, most garden worthy trees, shrubs and perennials would be thugs given half a chance or not had it knocked out of them by intensive-intensive breeding.

Us gardeners beautify the bold and conquer the onslaught of nature that would happily cover motorway in ten years without traffic.


HELP Please! Anyone know what this is?

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 17:03

That's the one! Thanks nut...somehow I was confident you would know

Newbie Introductions

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 16:55

Welcome Rodgy-dodge

HELP Please! Anyone know what this is?

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 16:52

Oh that looks like one of those suckering tree type plants that people let go wild in their front gardens..but I forgot its name.

I could be wrong ofc!

Summer has arrived

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 16:51

Gorgeous clematis from FG, Andy19 and Bev

I have a Dr Ruppel that I need to move...and thanks for your kind words Bev but my garden is still very immature except the very top part. I just take a canny photo and edit out all the ugly bits

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 14:52

Isn't that bird's nest just fab!

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