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Posted: 14/05/2015 at 20:43

Been squishing snails this evening 

Cricket match tonight was down to the last ball, thrilling! 

Now I'll find the Chelsea thing on catch -up

The Great Chelsea Garden Design Challenge

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 20:36

Imo,  this was only ever a two horse race, both horses possibly maybe gay imo,  if it matters which it doesn't...imo  darling  

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 18:53

Thanks David 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 18:26

Interesting, I was looking at this Clematis the other day and the label quoted red but your pics look anything but...what is the real life colour please, David? 

What do you underplant your Aliums with

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 17:25

Depends on your colour schemes but anything really 

Cosmos, calendula, rudbeckia, even grasses?  The choice is endless

Personally I use perennials, sedum, lavender and verbascums or even Alchemilla mollis,  all of which have a later growth rate. Coincidentally,  you should use this idea with Aquilegias too 


Posted: 14/05/2015 at 15:58

It's raining a gooden now,no more gardening for me today. The birds are ravenous and my team lost their cricket match yesterday  (I recorded it for today )

On the bright side, getting my homework done 

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 13:23

Flumpy, the tulip you like is called Shirley 

red beatle

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 13:19

Provado is said to kill bees? 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 13:06

Hey Oneofseven,  me and OH are hooked every year to the IPL 

As for gardening, it's only me who has that bug. Yesterday I finished potting up all my summer colour and bought two more Potentilla for rhythm in the middle garden. 

Today I finished clipping box, planted a stunning red clematis and discovered a free clematis baby deep at the bottom of a hole I was digging. Must have separated from the Dr.Ruppel that I took out earlier this year, what a beast it was. 

Free plant is now in a pot 


Posted: 14/05/2015 at 12:51

Well I ventured into the garden after a couple of hours homework, it started raining, the soft kind that doesn't wet the soil but only the path and idiot humans who are willing to get wet for the sake of a to-do list.

So, I've finished clipping my box balls, hopefully it's the correct method to remove from the top to promote growth from the sides. There are so many YouTube videos about clipping but scant info on how to turn a blob into a ball

After that I finally planted my gorgeous red clematis Rebecca. She's so divine I have to have her near a path lest she become average. Perish the thought!

Then I thought about getting my choisya into the ground so started carefully digging a hole between my potted iris and my row of alliums where my clematis Dr.Ruppel used to be and what do you suppose I found? 

I can't believe a clump of stems were buried so deep and trying to shoot! It took me ages to dig it out it was so deep and in the end I had to get a crowbar in the hole to lever the thick clump of stems out. It's potted up in intensive care now, and I'm indoors just because my garden coat was soaking by then 

Looks like rain all day here, tickling the dry soil 

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