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gallery of shame

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 18:14

Another little corner of my garden, yes I know there is more evidence of colour coordination.  I promise to try better in the future.


Posted: 11/06/2016 at 18:07

Sorry GD2 you asked about Fireball, heres a photo

It's bright orange and the flowers are about 2in across.


Posted: 11/06/2016 at 18:04

Hi Folks,  So far Cosmopolitan has remained quite compact.  I bought it last year.  Not sure about seeds but it's one of the cocktail series, they also do Mai Tai.  I bought it online from Paddock Plants.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 17:55

No idea LP it's one of the few plants in the garden that were here when I moved in.

Insect bites

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 17:52

I take an antihistamine daily on holiday as I suffer from prickly heat, this also reduces reaction to mozzie bites.  I plaster myself in boots extra strong insect repellant too, I also use it if I go into the garden.

I haven't tried SSS although I did know about its reputation.  Might give it a go down the garden, but wouldn't risk it on hols as last time I didn't use insect repellant I was rewarded with 42 bites on one leg, below the knee.  Not an experience I wish to repeat.

When dating her now husband my daughter went travelling with him.  They booked into a hotel on Corfu and after a night celebrating in the bar he fell asleep naked on the balcony with the light on.  He had so many bites he ended up in hospital, all I can say it's a good job he fell asleep face down.

Winter honeysuckle pruning

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 17:23

I have neveer cut my winter honeysuckle back, I just trim it after flowering, but I have cut back a summer honeysuckle almost to the ground as it was woody and horrible.  It has grown back much healthier, but I still don't get many flowers.  Thats about the best advice I can give really.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 17:17

Lovely gardens everyone, I'm a cram everything in kind a girl.  Mind you I can't cope with clashing colours.

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Dead head or not

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 16:42

Looks like a peony seed head to me.

Lupin damage

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 16:38

Thanks PP.  It must have happened yesterday as they were fine on Thursday.

How do you all keep track?!

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 16:36

I keep an annual gardeners diary which also has pages on what to do what month so I don't forget.

I have a spreadsheet on excel which  lists what plants I order and from which company (it helps me to remember who supplies good plants).  It also tells me where everything is planted in the garden so that I do not dig things up or overplant.

Lastly I take regular photographs as it shows me combinations I'd like to repeat, things that don't work and where things are.  It's also lovely to look at on long winter evenings.

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