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Latest posts by Wintersong

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.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 25/05/2012 at 19:57

Oh and welcome home Geoff

May In Your Garden

Posted: 25/05/2012 at 19:54

Hi everyone, the weather really has been stunning here in Kent (I hope same for all of you) so unsurprisingly I have been enjoying the garden.

Firstly, I am absolutely blown away by the growth some plants are finally putting on, I'm sure my Echinacea is growing 6 inches a day!! Even my new Euphorbia Silver Swan looks bigger in its new pot and is already showing roots after just two weeks.

All my cuttings and propagation efforts from last year are making headway now and my climbing roses Summer Wine, Paul Scarlet, New Dawn and Winter White and my shrub rose Rhapsody in Blue are all going absolutely crazy with flowers.

The Clematis Miss Bateman and Dr Ruppel I bought two years ago are really flowering with incredible gusto this year. (I've also noticed the Dr Ruppel is a deeper shade this year probably due to less scorch from the hot April we had last year.)

My Foxtail Lilies are blessing me with 20 stems this year which is a huge improvement on the 6 I got last year and my cuttings of my Dianthus Moulin Rouge have also gone ttotally bananas.

That's the bare bones of what is currently going mental in my garden whilst I just about finished my landscaping today, seeing off my entire rubbish pile this morning to a very nice scrap man who came for nothing, and then got to work building the last bit of retaining wall as well as laying the rest of the pathing to  complete the look. I will be adding another veg bed next year but for now I am mulching with horse poo to improve the crappy soil.

I still have a lot of ornamental gaps but I'm letting things like my Nigella self seed; there are about 20 Candula popping up in my full sun border from last year's bedding. They are one of my favourite plants for happy sunshine vibes and I'm more than happy to let them fill a barren space because my purse is just about empty from manic spontaneous buys like hostas at Wilkinsons for £5.98 for 2Lt pots.

Enjoy your gardens!


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