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Latest posts by Wintersong

May In Your Garden

Posted: 12/05/2012 at 20:20

@Dean Lovett, cheeky.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 12/05/2012 at 19:54

@Dean Lovett, Oh you are just the superstar of allotments!

May In Your Garden

Posted: 12/05/2012 at 19:26

@gardenfantic, oh how kind of you.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 12/05/2012 at 19:01

@Gardenfantic, oh how lovely this is. I am still biding my time for an Iris, as I want the colour to match its place of which, I am not yet decided.

Why Miss Bateman?

Posted: 12/05/2012 at 18:58

@diggingdoris, Miss Bateman gave us 3 blooms the year we bought her and about 12 the following year. This year, there were about 40, half of which were eaten by the earwigs!

Good luck with yours

May In Your Garden

Posted: 12/05/2012 at 18:51

I would love a change in levels. I think it adds so much interest to a garden and I am much better at placing plants off existing structures or landscaping than arranging a flat empty bed.

It's really stupid that I am a competent artist in so many other crafts and hobbies and understand colour and composition naturally and yet I dither and faff about like some numpty in the garden. My hubby says, just plant it already...but I can't be satified with less than perfection  

May In Your Garden

Posted: 12/05/2012 at 18:44

@figrat, I guess garden designers just have the knack, but its much more satisfying when we do it ourselves.

Ads blocking the task bar

Posted: 12/05/2012 at 18:42

@David K, I am experiencing exactly same issues as you, including no cursor outside quote boxes

May In Your Garden

Posted: 12/05/2012 at 18:39

@Inkadog, here yah go

 It might not be to everyone's taste, but I'm blimming over the moon with it.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 12/05/2012 at 17:30

 Waves at Inkadog's amazing gardening friend Zona!

Don't forget to snip some cuttings Inkadog! I would love to see her three acres and hear some of her vast experience in this fascination we all share.

I planted a foliage shrub in my shade border today that has been growing in its pot for one year while I decided exactly where to place it. It's strange how it can travel the entire garden not looking any different from day to day and season to season and then BHAM! I find its perfect spot  

I have enormous difficulty with the design element of gardening because I just can't be rushed to make my mind up, no matter how much I read and research I do although after I had popped to the garden centre again  to pick up my lovely new Euphorbia Silver Swan that I earmarked a couple of weeks back, I managed to discover the perfect planting spot for my hosta Blue Cadet that I'm busy growing on this year as well as marrying my new Euphorbia with a Berberis thunbergii Rose Glow that has been moved three times since I bought it in my bid to find its perfect spot!

As soon as I popped Euphorbia Silver swan onto the full sun border, its red stems immediately matched the Berberis, the foliage being perfect contrasts whilst I know the flowers of both will match incredibly well. I'm really chuffed with this marriage, I think these two are soul mates and along with a nearby Rosemary that has equally appealing foliage contrasts, I have proudly worked out a triangle arrangement for next year in the full sun border.

Hurray! Four plants found their homes/soul-mates today in my garden!

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 Chop

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What's it like in your garden?

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Last Post: 05/05/2012 at 23:16

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?

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Last Post: 17/05/2012 at 19:08

Phormium newbie

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