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Posted: 22/05/2012 at 07:56

I really love Kazuyuki Ishihara's Satoyama Life  garden.

So many details like the stones used to edge the paths, the beutiful Acer trees and ferns and those gorgeous green humps of moss? I didn't catch what they were, but if I could have any garden in my back yard, (whatever the weather) I'd be very very happy with something like that!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 10:34

Cold wind in Kent, the sun is trying to shine but there is so much cold cover keeping down temps.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 10:33

No gardening today since the wind is flipping cold again. Finally have my alliums begining to break and the first of my poppies is opening today. Group two Clematis are all in flower now barring The President which is growing healthy but no sign of flowers hasn't flowered for a few years

Hostas are looking gorgeous at this time of year, Foxgloves are showing their flower spires now and some other plants such as my Canyon salvias and Convolvulus Cneorum are lagging with all this cold, but at least they are alive.

Inside, my Basil seedlings need pricking out, 3/4 50p bargain plants are making slow but stable progress and the march cuttings I took of Penstemons and Phlox are finally showing roots.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 20/05/2012 at 18:50

Started off dull but got brighter this afternoon. Not much to do in the garden for me today since I'm not planting out any tender stuff as the wind is too cold.

I did cover my beets with prunings to keep the birds off though, (they have begun pecking the leaves again), onions are going a treat now, lettuce looks feeble, strawberries are healthy, sweetcorn still under cloches, broad beans are getting leggy, runners and coriander is tucked up on the windowsill until June. Haven't done any brassicas this year since I'm currently soiless in my fourth raised bed.No biggy.

Still landscaping the end part of my garden, lots of digging through the last patch of builders rubble and bindweed.

Watched Chelsea preview show on the telly.


Posted: 20/05/2012 at 18:11

A place to discuss all your likes and dislikes, lets keep it civil

I loved loved loved Joe Swift's garden on tonight's preview show and I was especially touched by the garden depicting the divide between north and south Korea as well as the adults with learning difficulties garden, who grew all the plants and were hands on! Well done to them all. and Chris Beardshaw, you did me proud!

Best of luck for all entries, I wish all could win first prize for efforts alone

euphorbias turning yellow

Posted: 20/05/2012 at 08:38

Is it in a pot or the ground?

These plants are unfussy creatures as far as soil type is concerned as long as its free draining. They hate wet feet. A sunny position is best although light shade will do and they are also free from any pests and diseases that I have read about.

It may very well be hungry, they grow like the clappers once established. Feed it bone-meal after flowering (which should be about now) and cut back flower stems to base and give it time but wear gloves, the sap is an irritant.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 19/05/2012 at 16:57

Oh do get well soon Inkadog!

*Sends chicken soup!*

May In Your Garden

Posted: 19/05/2012 at 15:41

*hugs Kate*

P.S we've had an afternoon of sunshine. Good stuff when you can get it

Oh and I bought 3 x 1Lt ferns @ £2.98 each from Wilkinsons. Their roots are already bursting out the pots and raring to go! Super cool green foliage with red veining will cheer up my shady corner lovely.

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.

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