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Posted: 02/04/2015 at 18:44

Good luck Edd!

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 18:20


you are very much ahead! My geums are only just waking up and my eremurus are the pointy bits in the middle of this pic


Posted: 02/04/2015 at 17:23

Was in the garden reasonably early today but had to stop at lunch time to go to the vets again. They gave me some different food and Flynn has an appointment on Tuesday

Hallway floor looks amazing unlike my oven

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 17:14

Oh I forgot, you need to roll up one trouser leg as well

I promise it works

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 17:09

Of course you can fit another Clematis in Yvie...all you do is plant it in the dead of night, there's no guilt then and it takes up half the space

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 17:05

 Love the colour of the rose leaves, never noticed it before

 I don't have too much flowering at the moment but everything is looking tidy and raring to go


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 16:33

forgot to mention that I potted up two self layered babies from my Spirea

Free plants

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 16:13
  • replanted Liatris alba bulbs that a cat dug up
  • more mulching
  • planted shrub Nandina Domestica
  • more mulching
  • sprayed roses
  • dug final post hole

Contrast or clash; complement and safe

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 10:27

I agree re too complicated BL

I'm artistic like most of us who garden, I know what I like and what I don't, but designing beds is akin to Shakespeare's plays...there are layers and levels of understanding.

I think I sit somewhere in the middle. I'm not yet educated enough with personal experience of how every plant behaves in my garden which I think makes all the difference, plants don't always behave as the label predicts. 

The control freak in me has decided that the top garden is mostly pink flowers with yellow foliage contrasts. Definitely no yellow or orange flowers.

Middle garden is hot colours with icy foliage contrasts, definitely no pink allowed.

 Bottom garden is harmonious purples and whites with white variegation. No orange.

Of course, I can't move the enormous Virginia creeper that tramples all over my tranquil purple/white garden come September but that's okay, a little bit of chaos keeps me from becoming a total control freak.

I mostly love formality with architectural forms within that framework, flowers are the bonus.


Posted: 02/04/2015 at 07:53

My fault for the rain, I was planting yesterday 

No pergola up yet since middle son's work is getting in the way but eldest is due visit mid April so I reckon two sons are better than none 

Flynn needs a walk so laters 

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