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Posted: Yesterday at 08:52

Early start in garden for me. Want to replace kn*****ed old lavender hedge with box I have brought on. Also my experiment of growing alliums in pots only seems to work for 1 season so they can come out and be replaced by my agapanthus plants I have rescued from the gravel. More freebies. I have also dug out a half dead/half dying Choiysia which gives me room for a heleanthium bed, using plants given by a friend. All this loveliness and not a penny spent.


Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 07:29

Like Hidcote, but best if not too crowded with coach loads of tourists. Paths are a bit narrow in places. Also I don't think the NT's efforts on the catering front have been over successful. Restaurant replaced by caff.

Anyway, a magical garden forgives all manner of ills, including mine, and everyone should try to see Hidcote at least once in their life.


Posted: 15/04/2014 at 07:24

Cool here, but obviously going to be a very lovely day. Yesterday bought tray of golden yellow gazanias and some fiery red pelargoniums. All for troughs and planters. Colours so good I couldn't resist.

Eye-test this morning, and need to make a sherry trifle for a gathering of friends. Strange how I always get the shakes when I try to measure the sherry content.


Posted: 14/04/2014 at 21:09

Agree, new leaves... you are doing exactly the right thing with your regime. Don't forget to give it rain water. Occasional tap water won't harm it. If the leaves eventually go yellow give it some feed for azaleas.

sweet pea framework

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 20:28

I would go for as big a pot as you can, with 6 ft. canes tied as Dove suggests. They are tall plants and prone to blowing over in wind and a large heavy pot will help. I use double handed pots used to grow trees.

Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 20:15

Hi Chicky, did you get to go into Kiftsgate garden opposite? I think it's where the rose was discovered, or first planted?  

Any experience of Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens'

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 20:12

I find they seed around and move away from where you first put them. At the moment mine are in the gravel drive, having started in a bed. I forgive their waywardness.


Posted: 14/04/2014 at 20:07

Oops, it's me, with cap in hand, on my knees, walking backwards, offering profuse apologies for ignoring my posting duties. Sorry everyone , but life takes some funny turns sometimes and one gets distracted.

Garden is making progress, with great spring plants, especially camellias, magnolias, and narcissi... all every bit as good as in previous years. I am now paying for regular help to get some of the back breaking jobs done, including hedging, ditching etc. Vegetable bed is full of gladioli (don't ask!), with broad beans trying to find space.

Have an idea for the large bed at the bottom of my garden which I have fallen out of love with. I think I would like a large terrace for pots, troughs and seats, all looking back up the garden, and over the paddock where the sheep currently reside. Apart from that I still have some tidying up to do.

There is also the annual Plant Sale in less than 2 weeks, which is when the hortsoc tops up it's coffers for the year. Good news is that we are increasing our membership, and meetings are going well. Annual outing, to Waterperry gardens, is already at break even point. Last year we made a loss.

That's more than enough for now, and promise to do better in future. Have to admit that I don't have time to catch up on my homework and read all your wise words over the past weeks, so please forgive me if I am not on track just yet.






Posted: 29/03/2014 at 11:07

Love this thread, logging in to keep posted.


Posted: 26/02/2014 at 23:07

He's still here holding hands, Bill.

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