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May In Your Garden

Posted: 26/05/2012 at 19:56

@gardenfantic, dito. I've had mine for a couple of years and they look great against the yellow leaf of my Spiraea Goldflame, but I planted over them last year and I think I disturbed a bunch of them so that there was leaf this year but no flower.

I plan to get loads more this autumn for the middle garden, along with as many Tulips as I can afford

I'm also going to be dividing my Eremurus which is about ten years old and with the twenty flower spikes this year, I think it won't mind the separation.

My objective for next year is to improve my drift planting  technique which is rather crap this year as I am beginning to discover too late in the season to change it, but oh hum, t'is a learning curve and next year will be even better once my perennials have bulked up

May In Your Garden

Posted: 26/05/2012 at 18:35


Your alliums are a little ahead of mine, funnily enough last year I had two clumps of 6, and I don't know why but this year I have one clump of 9 and a single one in the other clump. There is leaf but no flowers.


May In Your Garden

Posted: 26/05/2012 at 18:31

@gardenfantic, Eremurus/ Foxtail Lily.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/05/2012 at 15:06

 Sunshine and wind here in Kent, neither coming from my backside

May In Your Garden

Posted: 26/05/2012 at 15:04

*Burps Geoff* Good boy

May In Your Garden

Posted: 26/05/2012 at 14:47

Here's my garden today

  And Veg plot before

 And after or so's a work in progress.

 My garden still looking like a building site in areas but I'm happy with the progress so far

May In Your Garden

Posted: 26/05/2012 at 11:41

@Geoff, sorry to hear about your chook loses

@KG, Glad to have you back!


kate1123 wrote (see)

@Excitable boy, you have a son who goes outside, where did you find him???

Lol, very witty and ties in nicely with a lack of photos as my youngest used the batteries from my camera in his controller. I have commandeered them today and its hands off the charger until I'm done

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 25/05/2012 at 22:10

Totally hot even with a  good breeze in Kent today, I heard the radio say it was 29. Stupid me forgot to put sun cream on yesterday as I went out to inspect a job and ended up doing hours of work in a bikini, so I had to cover up my back today because its a tad raw. I tan easily but I can burn without cream. Silly me

My plants are absolutely loving the sunshine, everything is going mental. and I finally got the last of my big landscaping done. Now I just need the foliage.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 25/05/2012 at 22:00

Beautiful snaps David! Your plants look to be about ten days ahead of mine and I heard on the radio today that my town is the Uk's sunniest...and that's a fact


Posted: 25/05/2012 at 21:08

A big thank you to obelixx for your appraisal and sharing those wonderful photos!

I especially appreciated the photos because some of the gardens appear differently in stills to what the Beeb allow us to see, Chris Beardshaw's garden really did look well planted! Whilst The renaissance garden by Tom Hoblyn looked slightly better in stills but appeared very sterile and bland on the telly regardless of using the Golden ratio!

but my undoubted favourite this year was definitely Kazuyuki Ishihara's Satoyama Life garden. I could copy everything into my garden eagerly! Simply stunning.

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