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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 16:11

Gosh David, my Sisyrinchiums grow like weeds


Potato flowers

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 13:59

Oh my goodness..all this for a potato!


Posted: 07/06/2014 at 13:50

Bad Panda


Posted: 07/06/2014 at 08:40

Morning forkers.

Been raining for a week and I've been working alot  The garden looks lush and I just got round to planting out my toms in a spare patch of land baked against a south facing, can't give them a better suntrap than that.

Again, I;ve run out of room in the veg plot which is yet to be landscaped so its just three raised beds looking a bit cramped. Two @4x4  plus 1 @6x6. You'd think that would be enough room for my needs but then I went and bought those pesty plugs for more than I planned, since my seedlings either died off or still look pathetic.

Potatoes are doing great though and the strawberries are crazy with ripening fruits. My beetroot just about managed to withstand the rigours of birds pecking them to death, my carrots have endure slug attacks although I have yet to discover if a row of chives has kept the rootfly at bay. Salad leaves still need somewhere to live and the first sowing of my peas was a poor show so I've just resown. Sweetcorn need a home soon and my leeks are decidedly unimpressive in their seedtrays still, I wonder if they are hungry and need some food? I never normally have an issue growing leeks, but I am late with sowings since I don't have a greenhouse YET.

The end of this season will see a massive overhaul in my veg plot, with better positioned raised beds and a greenhouse for next year.

Happy gardening everyone

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 08:28

What lovely spuds KEF and all the featured gardens are looking splendid at this time of the year

Goodluck with your open day BL. I hope you have the best weather for it and a great crowd to appreciate all that backbreaking work we do because we can't stop ourselves.

I'm tied up with work at this time plus I'm still waiting on more stones and the pergola to finish my landscaping scheme. It's also rained alot recently, although yesterday was a tad delicious and EVERYthing in my garden needs a good prune! The bees have had a riot on my Photinia this week, and the scent has been incredible! My hostas are also standing up to slug attacks quite nicely and I just got a gift from my OH, the RHS book of planting combinations that I'm hoping will really help me take my patch to the next level.

I don't believe it.

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 00:16

I got one of those in a pot I moved but it was a sickly shade of green and yes it was hu-normous. So big and fat that I had to call my OH to look for himself. Probably the size of a sausage and it didnt shrink much when I disturbed it either.


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Posted: 01/06/2014 at 15:31

oh my arn't we a spoilt bunch at this time of year. Loving the poppies, one of Chicky's clematis I spotted and so many wonders

Welcome to the new additions, this is my favourite thread. I can't live without it

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Posted: 31/05/2014 at 11:38

Thanks for the tips Fairygirl. I do indeed use most of what you mention in my garden already and I definitely did go with foliage contrasts such as the blue Eucalyptus and my Hebe Red Edge and the Virginia Creeper that turns firey red in summer. There's also a huge Phormium to the left of the border that should be chocolate leaved but its more a sagey green there days . Anyhow, i will investigate your ideas further and thats the fun of gardening right?

@Chicky, he only got a cup of coffee so it must have been my fierce charm .

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Posted: 31/05/2014 at 08:44

Well, the fence man has repaired the knocked down fencing and I have safely restored my climbers. He was very nice and stepped around most of my planting which currently looks like this. Only had to remove three large clumps of Crocosmia which any most of you will know, doesn't even notice the upheaval and mostly got replanted to the left border, its leaves shielding a divided Hellebore from the hottest part of the day.

So, this area still has work to be done obviously, a bag of stones and pergola incoming but what I really want to know is what you guys suggest I plant next? This area was supposed to be a purple and white theme, but as much as I love what I have here so far, I find it a little...flat. It definitely needs contrasts (don't know how Sissinghurst manages the white garden?)

 Poppies are out and looking splendid this year if a little battered by the recent weather.


Posted: 31/05/2014 at 08:33

Morning all, been up 3hrs already because of my shifts but today's a day off, so hopefully some garden time is in store.

Pleasant start to the day here in Kent

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