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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 


Posted: 01/04/2015 at 21:32

Hurray chicky 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 21:24

Hosta  now I'm really happy

Can't believe I can see the light at the end of the tunnel finally. Started earlier this year than usual but had so much to do and now I'm looking at a couple of leisurely gaps left. My problems now are colour clashes and need for changes in form, my weakness is flowering spires 

Then it's sit back and watch what happens through the seasons but that's the joy of gardening 


Posted: 01/04/2015 at 18:24

Wow Pdoc I've seen the chef on telly and been mystified 

And Chelsea too, what a lovely B day present! 


Posted: 01/04/2015 at 17:43

Bless her Liri 

Bekkie,  re the rubbish greenhouse, Topbirds suggestion is a great one regardless of what other action you take because whilst I always go for the most expensive option,  OH bought me the cheapest shredder based on the 5 star review. 25 ppl said it did what it was supposed to and I had to agree.

It means a lot  

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 16:14

Hosta, I bought Black Prince as one of my five clematis from Taylors, this will be its first year so I'll let you know at the end of this summer


Posted: 01/04/2015 at 13:31

tail of woe?

and my pet hate is bad grammar

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