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Confessions of the plantaholics

Posted: 09/07/2015 at 13:59

I don't know how hubby managed to notice those two new plants I bought.  He informed me today that our new neighbours had put up a pergola.  I then informed him that it had been there for the 6 years we have lived in this house.

Good to hear from you BM.

Favorite lavenders and other strongly scented plants

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 20:37

Jasmine, can't be beaten on a warm summer evening.

Lilac in the spring


Confessions of the plantaholics

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 20:33

Forgive me fellow plantaholics for I have sinned.

This evening hubby noticed two new plants in the garden, despite the fact that I had promised I would spend no more on the garden this side of the holiday. 

I'm afraid I panicked and told him that I had done a swap with someone on the forum.

I know I should have told the truth but I couldn't resist the plants, they were a bargain and I didn't want to admit my plantaholism (is that a word - if not it should be)

Gardens we have visited 2015

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 17:42

Love those photos Wonky, my type of garden.  Walled and romantic.

Gardening & what else?

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 17:35

Gardening in the summer

Cross stitch in the winter

Reading and spending time with my family all year round.

Watching 'Love your garden'

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 17:27

I watch them as entertainment not gardening programmes. 

If I has loads of cash I would build a wall round my garden instead of a fence and replace the leylandii at the bottom of the garden (kept due to privacy issues) with a pleached hedge. 


Posted: 08/07/2015 at 17:14

Afternoon all,  Have been busy today, visited mum this morning and then went with hubby for a hearing test, took us ages driving round Wolverhampton to try and find the place but eventually got it all sorted.  Then had to pop to Merry Hell to do a bit of Holiday shopping.

Now I've just sat down to watch the Djokovic match.  Looks like a good semi final, Murray and Federer.

I'm itching to sow some biannual seeds but can't do it until I return from hols.  It's so odd to have the greenhouse empty. 

Sorry to hear about your agastache Verdun.  Mine have just started flowering.  They should look much better next year when they have filled out a little.  Haven't had time to do any gardening over the past few days but hopefully will get out there for a while tomorrow morning.

Clari, my 2 year old grandaughter loves watching Something Special a children's programme that uses Makaton and she has picked up quite a bit of signing, she especially likes the sign for magic. 

Off for a cuppa and a quick browse.  Catch up with you all later.

I have nurtured a viper!

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 20:35

Glad to hear I'm not the only one.  I have a lovely pink Duchess de Nemours peony.  Oh that's right, it's meant to be white.  Kellways are sending me a replacement this Autumn.


Posted: 07/07/2015 at 20:28

I hate the grunting, drives me mad.

Talkback: Herbs for shade

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 20:27

No Heather, Rosemary loves the sun.  Try Mint, Dill, Parsley, Sorrel and Chervil.  Good plants for and east facing garden include, Nicotiana Sylvestris (likes evening shade, Clematis Alina, honeysuckle and berberis cope with morning sun and cool conditions. (All courtesy of Gardener's World 'Gardening for Shade' book.

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ID Please 
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Thought I would start a new thread for this year. 
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ID Please

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I wished I never seen it

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Is this normal

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