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Posted: 07/06/2013 at 07:47
Crystal tips wrote (see)

Wintersong..have you come up with any ideas for under your could try periwinkles, they love semi shade and are evergreen...downside they can spread a bit but come in pretty shades of blue and white.

No, I don't want the trouble of periwinkle to be honest, but I did purchase a Pieris Carnaval yesterday although I'm still undecided if it will live under the honeysuckle because it needs to stay in a pot, not my ground. but I just coundn't resist, how silly am I?


Posted: 07/06/2013 at 07:42
Fairygirl wrote (see)

Hate pink and yellow together- one of the first things I did here was remove the pink flowering spirea with the yellowy/gold foliage.Yuk!


omg. That's funny because that shrub is one of my most treasured in the garden. I adore the foliage and yes yellows and pinks together can be demanding on the eye, I used to steer clear of them but found that only the strong pinks and yellows actually clash in my eye. So you are right, when subtly is called for to tame the beasts 


Summer has arrived

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 16:55

I get confused about Iris because the experts say Iris love baking in the sun, but I also know they love boggy gardens, so there must be two different types with the same looking flower?

Summer has arrived

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 16:30

happymarion, your blue iris are just divine

Summer has arrived

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 13:03

Great space! The borrowed scenery doesn't look too bad either.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 12:53

What a lovely space. Really impressed with the veg bed abd the little border opposite your table and chairs

Lovely interesting shape garden, mine is a boring rectangle

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 09:04
nutcutlet wrote (see)

Nice job birdy

That's an impressive eremurus Ws. How long did it take to produce that many spikes?


The eremurus started life as one of those dried up little bulbs in a plastic bag many years ago. I can't exactly remember how many years but it has also travelled around my garden a little bit to find a decent spot, thus my errors added to its lacklustre existence.

It only started flowering about four years ago with a single spike. Then three the year after. Then 6-7 and then it went nuts with the nearly twenty flower spikes. By now it was placed in the correct position and loving it.

The bulb heads are now quite a lot bigger than the thing I bought in the packet, so much like peonies, they get fatter with age.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 08:49

Splendid pics everyone, thanks for sharing

Love them all

Got a border, have brought some plants, what now!? help

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 21:59

Ditto that nut!


Posted: 05/06/2013 at 21:39

Yes Woodgreen. I adore tulips for being so elegant. I have queen of the night in my Death garden

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