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Posted: 24/04/2012 at 10:07

I phoned to get the £21.00 deal for the year's subscription.  I think for that sort of purchase, especially with an offer attached, I'd rather speak to a human being to make sure I was getting what I wanted.  I bought it for my Mum for Mother's Day, and She recieved her first mag on Saturday. She's never read it before and She's cock-a-hoop!  Good offer GW.


April in Your Garden

Posted: 24/04/2012 at 10:03

Morning All,

Hope everyone is well.  Lovin the sculptures you artistic lovies!  I can't do anything like that   I really do lack artistic imagination.

Just been giving Waverley Council an ear-bashing about their new recycling and rubbish collection service.  They've missed us for 2 weeks now!  I've threatened merry hell if they don't get their backsides in gear   We pay a fortune in council tax for b..ger all.

I'm in the Big Smoke today and tomorrow, and it's grey. 

Yvie (grumpy today, of Cranleigh)

Garden Gallery

Posted: 24/04/2012 at 09:51

Thats fab David.    My house is dated 1590.  I might now be encouraged to do some more digging!


Garden Gallery

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 16:49

Nice bum Mr Bumble!  Cute picture David, thanks.

Thanks for your kind words Wintersong.  I too love Lilylou's garden.  The maturity of the plants make such a difference to a garden I think, but of course that comes with time and patience doesn't it.  I tend to buy baby or small plants, especially when it comes to shurbs, because of cost, and will just have to wait for them to get to the size I want or need, for their particular space.  I also like that fact that she doesn't have a square inch of bare soil.  It makes my garden look and feel, gappy.


April in Your Garden

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 16:41

Kate, Cosmos!  Why didn't I think of that.  I have lots of different pinks and whites growing from seed.  Poppies too!  Doh!  Perfect, they can just sit on top and waft about prettily until the end of the season, be pulled up, and then top dress and mulch the tulips underneath.  You're a genius!

Wintersong, I like the sound of that combination.  The Aquilegia underplanted with the Lady's Mantle, and it's frothy, limey green-ness.  Might steal that idea .

Inka, get your camera ready for that Tree Peony!


Double planting

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 15:52

Hi Wintersong,

It seems to work well in the 1 pot that I do this with, so I am tempted to try it in the bed.  I have several well established Sedums, so I will look around for possible alternatives.  Thanks, Yvie.

Double planting

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 14:14

Not so out of the way that the critters won't get to them  

Thank you everyone.  I'll need a re-think!


Garden Gallery

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 14:07

Lovely pictures everyone!  We have some extremely talented and knowledgeable people on here.  I have greehouse, veg plot and shed/workshop envy!  Wintersong, we're gonna have to share Eddie J! <laugh>

Lilylou, I love a glass of Sherry! Will you have some waiting for me at your Arbour when I come to visit in the Summer?

Some old and my latest pics...some of the Beeb Refugees may already have seen these.  Sorry if I'm repeating myself.







April in Your Garden

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 13:28

Geoff, I am a very impatient Girl!

Kate, when you say 'Annuals', d'you mean just planting something for that year, on top of the Tulips when they've died back?  And then lift the Annual when it's finished, and let the Tulips do their thing again?  Could I do that each year?  If so, what sort of thing would you suggest for my cottage garden? Sorry if these questions are a bit basic and silly.


Double planting

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 13:20

I would put the tulips back, in their dying back state,and not remove them or cut them down.  I would say the baskets are approx 10-12 inches deep.  In a big square terracotta pot on the patio, I have Lilies at the bottom and Tulips on the top.  The Tulips are coming to the end and the Lilies are already pushing their way through, seemingly without a problem.  They did this last year too.  If I do your other suggestion of planting Lilies in the same kind of baskets and swap them over, I'll have 20 Tuilp filled baskets to find somewhere for, until I swap them back over again.


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