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Latest posts by Wintersong

RHS and National Trust.

Posted: 03/06/2012 at 20:59

National trust = national treasures.

Gardens being more popular with visitors last year than houses with something like 70% of members signing up at gardens. How do I know this stuff?

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 03/06/2012 at 19:31

@david spikes, chuckles at the personality of plants!

top 5

Posted: 03/06/2012 at 17:56

Oh dear, I left out ferns   What would I do without ferns???

top 5

Posted: 03/06/2012 at 17:33

If I had a garden filled with Acers, Hostas, Ivies, Tulips and Alliums...I would be content.

Talkback: Most hated plants

Posted: 03/06/2012 at 14:56

Hyacinths are rather ugly, I will agree.

I think the crux of the matter for me, is not the actual plant but how its used.

I cannot stand all bedding arrangements although bedding has its place and those of older generation took much pride in landingstrips of brightly coloured non-hardy vegetation.

My pet hate is gaps, as was the requirement in the 50s and 60s when showing off single specimens was the done thing whilst I'm also too much the control freak to let things run loose and flop everywhere in an unsightly manner. No no no.

I like lush but controlled. I like shape and form, foliage and texture over colour and perhaps find plant combinations most difficult when having to consider flowering colours and seasons. I mean, my sofa only has to match the wallpaper and it stays the same colour and doesn't grow or need any pruning or maintenance and will never die on me just because we had a wet winter!!

I need a lie down now.

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 03/06/2012 at 13:18

@powwow, love the ladder idea!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 03/06/2012 at 12:27

@BobTheGardener, what a hive of activity!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 03/06/2012 at 10:43

@Zoomer44, lol

Weather here in Kent is rainy. It's that light spray kind but the garden looks like it got a right downpour through the night as some of my buckets have puddles. Good for the garden!

coriander

Posted: 03/06/2012 at 10:35

My favourite way to eat stir-fry chicken is with crushed coriander seeds of which I mix in lashings with only a tiny pinch of salt and pepper.

I can't get enough of coriander and grow it every year in my garden for the salad leaf, the beautiful flowers and that scent which I adore and they will keep going all the while you deadhead it

 

snails

Posted: 03/06/2012 at 09:52

I've spent years lobbing mine over the fence in the hope that a bird or passing car will dispatch said critter and I can avoid the guilt trip but this year I not only read that they make their way home but also realised that it is only man that has a conscience and that nature encourages survival of the fittest so, I stamp on snails and guillotine slugs sans guilt (knowing that a grumpy tiger or bear would not think twice to do it to me) and at least I am not prolonging their suffering with poisons or salt etc.

Fast and guiltless survival of the fittest just as nature dictates.

Discussions started by Wintersong

Whats wrong with my hosta?

It's half the size of last year 
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Before and After

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June in Your Garden!

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Chelsea!

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Chelsea Chop

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What's it like in your garden?

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Ooh ooh so excited!

New border 
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Talkback: Informal planting

Andy said "Basically, it’s like a collage of pictures stuck on a bit of paper, except I do it in Powerpoint on a computer." It's an incredi... 
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Why Miss Bateman?

Clematis 
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Phormium newbie

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