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April in Your Garden

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 16:37

@sotongeoff..haha cheeky!

All are in the same ground but if I'm honest I believe the two coral ones get a spot of late sun that the others don't, but the planting difference is only 14inchs! Crazy world.

So, no scorch from midday sun but you reckon that little extra blast boosts their colour?

April in Your Garden

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 16:35

Should do well on your stony soil Inkadog! They have very shallow roots and like full sun and super good drainage as I'm sure you already know. I love Foxtail Lilies and bought my original clump as a single dried specimen. It got moved around once or twice as is my way...but last year it found its perfect home and gave me seven flower stems and is even bigger this year I really want to increase my stock at some point. I love everything about them including their fat alien-ish buds in early spring and the burnt effect of their flowers as they go over.

Give us a piccy if it sprouts a flower 

April in Your Garden

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 16:23

Greetings all. South-East England has been bathed in glorious sunshine all day. D'you know it even got warm! Shorts with wellies in the garden, everything looks like its growing away I even have some Tulips coming into colour in my middle garden that I thought I'd lost as there was no sign of them last year! Seem to be dark in colour so they might even be my Queen of the Night that I lost, but we'll have to wait and see.

P.S. anyone know why two of my five Heuchera Flambe are a spectacular coral colour while the other three are a deep burgundy? All divided from one plant two years ago.

April in Your Garden

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 12:56
Lottiebeans wrote (see)

The same can't be said for the tent that was next to mine when I went to bed on Saturday night and was found at the bottom of the field the next morning! Luckily its occupant wasn't in it!

The real reason for camping?

Garden Gallery

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 10:01

Some cheer up photos

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 09:18

Goregous day in Kent. Blues skies, singing birds and sunshine. It might even last a whole day too.

April in Your Garden

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 22:55

Super pics from Koalagirl!

I love to see photos so much, so excited for the coming months to see what everyone is most proud of!

Can someone tell me what this is please

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 20:46

Looks like Honeysuckle by the stems also. The main stems get very woody and quite thick with thinner very long red shoots coming off all over it. The thinner stuff will be vigorous, you could wait to see it flower? But I'd say it looks a lot like Honeysuckle

April in Your Garden

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 20:35

 Sorry for Sue! I would be in tears although I'd bounce back by tomorrow. Good luck remedying the disaster!

April in Your Garden

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 17:33

Yes, its a wonderfully designed and planted space!

I used to have before photos of when we first moved in 17yrs ago, when it was all lawn and nothing else! But for the life of me I can't find the old photos these days, I think I lost them after showing friends and visitors way too many times what it used to look like

I do still take before and after project pictures but nothing with as dramatic transformation as Lilylouise. Perhaps, in a few years time the hard work I'm doing in the less mature spaces will show up.

Here's a shot of the youngest border in 2010 and 2011. Just one years difference!

  Can't wait to see improvements this year since I did so much work last autumn/this spring.

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