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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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Posted: 29/05/2014 at 13:29

Gosh, such lovely pics everyone. Happy gardening!


Posted: 21/05/2014 at 15:18

Afternoon Forkers.

Just home from a ten hr shift and its drizzling outside, but what a super forum I have to read through and a couple of recorded Chelseas and the lastest episodes on to watch so...I'm slobbing out


So excited for Chicky and others who walked the walk at Chelsea. Looking forward to seeing some pics from there with a real-life camera .

 Also, reporting Mr and Mrs Blackbird have taken up residence in my Laurel to which I am super excited. It's opposite the patio so sunny evenings are currently spent watching Mr Blackbird bring the Mrs her food.

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Posted: 21/05/2014 at 15:08

I always check this thread first after a hard day at work.

Not sure if I posted this snap yet or not, was a couple of days ago. Three days off now.


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Posted: 18/05/2014 at 22:47

LL, I have decided to have Wisteria on my pergola as well if you could pass on the name of your cultivar or any hints and growing tips? I'd be most greatful

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Posted: 18/05/2014 at 16:06

Sorry my tablet shows no edit button for the above post with some question marks I most definitely did not want

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Posted: 18/05/2014 at 15:49

Everyone gardens are envious but yes LL's pergola is definitely a show stopper????


Posted: 17/05/2014 at 05:52

Morning Forkers.

What an amazing day it was yesterday and I had the luxury of a day off work.

So, OH and myself have begun landscaping the bottom garden. I removed the turfed area the previous afternoon and we finished most of the border edges that retain soil, leaving only a small area for the path/step that had to be altered slighty to make room for a pergola post, once it comes.

The ground was leveled ithe next morning and l weed suppressant matting laid ready for another ton bag of stone chips. In the afternoon, I went to a GC with my parents to buy some bits whilst helping them choose a pot and the right compost bag for a Rhododendron they've just inherited.

In the  afternoon, I added bark to one of two areas in the border that needed it and made two log piles for insects and bugs and that was me pooped.

Oh yeah, I divided and planted out a long overdue grass into the border. Tomorrow I need to sweep up the veg plot area because I've been sawing a load of wood down there.

Have a lovely time in your gardens at some point today, everyone

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Posted: 17/05/2014 at 05:43

Thakyou for sharing your gardens with us

ds, your Iris and Peonies are to die for!

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