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Posted: 17/06/2014 at 08:45


Chilly in kent again this morning and work this afternoon. Just done my Wicks order so I'll be labouring in the garden by the end of the week

Oh well, once the path and lower garden are finally done, its the veg plot in the autumn and weeeee...landscaping is complete.  Only took me twenty years

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 23:58

OMG Bamboogie, I WANT that fern! Its stupendous

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 08:47

Fabulous pics everyone, I took another sneak at Punkdoc's borders and can only imagine what a pleasure it is to tend


Posted: 16/06/2014 at 08:41

Morning forkers.

Wet here and work this afternoon so my gardening is very limited today, but the small joy in that is seeing whats new when I do get out there on Wednesday.

Happy gardening to all

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 17:41

Goodness me! I just went a page back and wow. Impressive gardens from so many skilled gardeners

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 17:37

Oh thats so beautiful

What's cropping in your veg patch?

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 17:37

I've been cropping strawberries this week and next and the week after. There are just so many of them and they have to get eaten because I'm ripping out my strawberry patch afterwards, to redesign my veg plot.

trouble with acanthus

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 17:32

This is one of three Acanthus Mollis I grow. Firstly, its huge and I only fed it once in its lifetime last year, because it was looking less than vigorous. The leaves were yellowing and it was reluctant to flower. Saying that, it is over 15yrs old and I can't remmeber a single year it hasn't flowered. I never planted in any kind of special soil since back in those days, everything went into my sandy builder's rubble soil whether they liked it or not.

Secondly, It's at the front corner of my first border near the house. I have never regretted planting it there although this year, its over extended itself and will get a bit of a prune at some point. It's architectually splendid with so much to offer the eye and to be honest, the only problem it has is midday sun. They tend to sink a bit in terrific heat but perk up again by late afternoon.Perhaps, yours is in too much shade? It's got to be a reasonable amount of sun I've read.

Thirdly, be warned! These things are invasive if you are not a clean freak like me. The massive flower spires will drop large seeds close to the plant that form baby plants and is hard to dig our since each tiny bit of root will form an entiirely new plant! Cut off any flower spikes in the autumn, or be diligent at the plant base come early spring. I failed to do the hoovering properly this spring and my plant grew wider as a result.

I think these add majesty to the garden, but each to their own


Posted: 15/06/2014 at 04:31

Weren't you all up naughty late?

Have a lovely holiday BL. No chance of that for me, another day at the bakery. Off I go

Whats wrong with my hosta?

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 15:46

I'll bear that in mind

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