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Latest posts by Wintersong

The Great Chelsea Garden Design Challenge

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 07:55

Re BlueOnion, that's because you are living with your garden, Chelsea is make believe, there has to be theatre to grab the attention 

I agree with Verdun, I've enjoyed the show and don't mind not seeing everything grown from seed.  It's the look of the mature-ish plants and how to use them. I appreciate seeing things in the flesh that don't grow in my own garden yet...or I have deliberated over at the GC. 

I also echo BlueOnion with regards to Joe Swift. He used to grate on me doing GW,  whereas here he is marvellous 


Posted: 13/05/2015 at 07:44

Morning Chicky, Dove, bekkie, Onion and others to come 

WELL DONE Ed!!!!!  Never mind about the seed trays, I was like that in February /March with all the prep stuff I needed for the garden, now it's all been used 

Lovely sunny day here, I have homework to do this morning  and a confession to make. Changed my mind about planting yesterday, so my Clematis jackmanii  (third one) got moved to sunny side, with Paul's Scarlet climbing rose whilst the yellow rose got Clematis Chantilly. ..ooh,  yellow and pink,  I'm living dangerously 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 21:44

My John Paul II has been struggling for three years by this summer,  obviously it's all that blaspheming I do


Posted: 12/05/2015 at 18:13

You've got three days left to decide where to plant it 

Dusty soil... How to fix?

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 17:45

If you've got worms it's good stuff 

Another poorly honeysuckle (and buddleja)

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 16:43

Honeysuckle like moist not dry, humus rich (greedy plants) and we'll draining, not soggy 

Liatris Spicata

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 16:39

Oh hi KEF, didn't see you posting there 


Liatris Spicata

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 16:38

 I've extended my clumps this year to repeat such a super cheap plant 

Re-designing the garden!

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 16:32

Hack it back if you like the thugs otherwise they do cultivars that promise to be tamer just can't remember names 

Another poorly honeysuckle (and buddleja)

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 16:25

I wouldn't worry too much about feeding the buddejla. They grow on waste ground quite happily. Cut off what is dead or dying, it should grow back stronger 

Did you mix the honeysuckle compost in with the soil?  The compost retains moisture but too much compost can get waterlogged around the roots 

I garden on sandy soil so I'm always generous but mix it in well 

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

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