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Posted: 20/06/2015 at 09:47

Morning guys 

Question : are my Rudbeckia,  Cosmos and Cerinthe all right to plant out this weekend?  They've been potted on and roots are showing but they still look a tad baby compared to my perennials 

I've not gone in for annuals much before but OH wanted them to fill gaps this year 

Their size is about 8 inches high and pinched out 

Jardins Ouvert/Open Garden

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 09:30

DD,  I wrote a long post last night but it got lost with a miss click 

Never mind, most folks on here have same encouragement and great wisdom. 

It really will be okay, if anything, most folk don't like fake, and gardens that are too tidy and perfect look contrived. 

Just believe in yourself and the amazing job you have done in the short amount of time with the minimal funds and precious time! You could have thrown money at it or hired a gardener to do all the work but earning respect is only worth it when it is with integrity 


Posted: 20/06/2015 at 09:11

Congratulations on finding your opposite halves 


Posted: 19/06/2015 at 21:25

I'll do your weeding Clari, I've not had too much myself with most of the garden under landscape matting or 4 inches of bark chippings 

Although i might not be much good at it. I have neglected to tackle a sapling growing under my Ceanothus bush in the front garden. Last time I looked I was meant to deal with it as it's right beside the house wall but I forgot and two years later it's huge. It's a great shame since it looks like an oak but it's got SBK written all over it now 


Posted: 19/06/2015 at 17:18

Resistant is futile 

No I'm not Borg, I went looking for Salvia lycioidies but came away with a third canna because 2 left a space 

And some weedkiller and plant food, so all the essentials

Clever Panda, poor Yvie, lucky Dove  


Posted: 19/06/2015 at 11:30

Spin class done, legs of jelly, early lunch and then an proper excuse to visit the DIY GC 

Can I resist temptation? 


Posted: 19/06/2015 at 08:03

Gorgeous day today. Gymming it but I'd rather be in hosta's shoes today 

Oh well, I do have a bearded IT nerd with a mohawk, anyone jealous? 


Posted: 18/06/2015 at 19:08

Matty she' so gorgeous and I'm sure you will make her very welcome 

Bad luck Panda 

Good luck DD 

Poor fairy, 9 degrees is harsh, obviously they don't make us southerns of the same stuff, I'd be flipping miserable 

Did manage some gardening today, spot weeding some bindweed and watering mainly 

Been practising my manoeuvres in the car, booking lessons tomorrow, at a rate of 4 or 5 a week. 

National Garden Competition 2015.

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 16:23

I would never associate myself with the Daily fail. Awful paper 


Posted: 18/06/2015 at 08:00

Morning all 

Sunny, very warm yesterday, today looks the same. 

Lots on at the moment, busy busy, not much time for garden but I'm happy now to let it grow 

My roses this year are phenomenal. Wall to wall colour, absolutely smothered  that's down to feeding mulching and tying in correctly, all of which I learnt from this forum, so thanks everyone 

Have a great day  xx

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