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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 10:43

A lovely sanctuary Flower bird

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 08:40

Agree with Busy Bee2!

ANd yes Victoria Sponge, I was very tired last night and made that error, it is indeed, LesleyK's gorgeous Peony.


Posted: 23/06/2014 at 08:35


Super day yesterday and today too. Work this afternoon and plenty to be getting on with in the garden, maybe even a shopping trip to the GC one day this week

What happens when I'm at work!

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 18:08

Exactly why my OH is permenantly banned from the borders. One time I came home from work to find he had pruned the low growing Juniperus which was a complete hack job and took alot of medning from me. Even when I explained the correct method of pruing unwanted growth from beneth new grow to hide the chopped branches, it went in one ear and out the other.

I guess, not all of us are blessed with green fingers

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 17:58

Thank you for all the positive comments, it's really more about clever photography and the name of the first plant is Pontentilla Miss Willmott. It's more orange than pink to me, but my OH swears its pinky not orange.

Anyways, its going nuts this year en-mass planting  two areas of five that started as one plant back in the day. The bees love it.

That Echinecea, david, is stunning. I never knew they grew orangy coloured and just like Victoria Sponge, they don't grow so well on my thin soil. Also adore Victoria's Peony, now thats a show stopper

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 19:42

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 19:37

 My new path with raised bed for more veg

 And just about to finish all the stones in the lower garden which have really changed the dimentions. It looks vast now, although the final piece is a pergola to the left, so I guess that will create intimacy once more.

i'm new here...

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 07:17

Oh goodness me Irishgardener, you have a lot on your plate.

Good luck with the blankcanvas, I had one of those once and there's only two things I would say about my experiences:

Landscape before you plant and choose your plants wisely.


Posted: 21/06/2014 at 07:13

Morning Forkers.

Get well soon Gardengirl.

Another stunning gorgeous day here today. Got a lot of landscaping done yesterday, it was very dusty dirty work but somebody had to do it  OH built me another raised veg bed not in the veg plot but the little bit that joins middle garden to bottom. You'll see later when i post a before and after although I took some photos yesterday, I have a new camera that needs adjusting

Rose aid please

Posted: 20/06/2014 at 14:57

PRUNING: Climbing roses, prune out dead and crossing branches and anything that doesn't fit your space. Tie the branches horizontal and deadhead for more flowers.

:Rambling roses, prune only dead or old branches from the base at about one third. Never prune new growth if you can help it unless its too big. They can get rather large, so plant somewhere and let them romp away. Only flower once a year, abundantly.

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