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Latest posts by Wintersong

Chelsea Chop

Posted: 19/05/2012 at 09:19

To chop, or not to chop? That is the question.

I only heard about this for the first time last year and whilst taking advice on what plants to chop back, I had mixed results.Can you lovely people tell me which plants you will behead this year, and those you leave alone and perhaps the reasons why, if any

May In Your Garden

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 22:15

Aye figrat, we are on the same page  I have two L. nitida in my garden so this plant was familiar.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 22:12

Oh I just googled, there is a variegated one called Silver Beauty (or various others) if that's any help.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 22:08

I think she meant Lonicera pileata (privet honeysuckle).

It does look like that but it should be flowering now


Posted: 18/05/2012 at 18:43

Good work everyone! I feel honoured to have wildlife in my garden and to enjoy your  incredible shots from your gardens

May In Your Garden

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 15:20

Took a turn around the garden this morning and am very pleased to finally see things growing or blooming now.

No jobs to do that can't wait though, my runner beans and other tender climbers are warm and snug inside my dining room after a recent cold blast curled their leaves. They will probably stay there for at least the rest of the month as I don't trust the British summer this year. They are waving at the broad beans and hardy annuals busy hardening off on the patio (probably with a smile on their faces).

Couple of investment plants still need potting on but I've run out of compost, no biggy

Garden Gallery

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 14:51

Impressive as always

Talkback: Final preparations for Chelsea

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 09:49

Best of luck!

May In Your Garden

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 08:07

@Dean Lovett, your pots look lovely and I am jealous of the gorgeous stone wall behind them too!

@figrat, good job. Those plants will thank you for it.

@Inkadog, wow. Your new path and trellis looked like a lot of hard work, but incredibly well executed. What I mean is, mine would have ended up wonky

@Debbie Mckenzie, welcome! Your garden looks just like mine did 17yrs ago but with more stuff in it and no fencing  Enjoy the gardening journey!

If I missed anybody, sorry and enjoy your gardens.


Posted: 17/05/2012 at 11:50

@Kate Bradbury, thanks for the info! 'll look into it

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