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and rooted out of the trays, yesterday I was cleaning some rubbish and grabbed the closest pair of gardening gloves I could find, only to find that the fingers were stuffed full of seeds (yes, my seeds!) A mouse larder, it seems!They must be acrobats
.Laois. It is the next step in shows like Chaumont in France or the (late lamented) Westonbirt show in Gloucestershire (I had a garden there in 2004).Many people are justifiably wary of the word conceptual in relation to anything, especially gardens as it is often
in clean water so probably still a bit risky!A great plant for the edge of a woodland or a large border although it does tend to seed itself in inappropriate places. The American Constitution was written in ink made from the berries of Pokeweed.
. Shame, as I was primed for a mega, OCD-fuelled 'how clean is your plot' session. But I know it's just a matter of waiting - the tidy up is postponed but not forgotten!
irises.I digress; my favourite roses at the moment are the Hybrid Musk roses. They were mostly bred by the Rev. Joseph Pemberton in the early 20th Century and make great shrubs and small climbers. They are soft coloured, like cowrie pink 'Penelope', clean
higher odds on getting a hard frost which, I think, is even more beautiful. Snow blankets and muffles the features in the garden turning all a soft virgin white - even rubbish heaps and messy areas are suddenly transformed into something clean
could resist their charms? Petals surround a bold clump of stamens, looking so clean and productive that they're certain to pollinate and produce seed.That northerly wind is cold and bracing, and while I'd love to stay outside and admire them for longer
counted about 15, the same number we get every year, give or take. They're late this year; in 2007 it was May 2nd.Then it was newts, three of them paddling about at the bottom of the pond. They were easily visible against the new butyl liner I had to put
'Lucifer' and all the hostas are taking the long walk.By all means leave as much as you can but keep looking and selecting. The autumn clean-up is not a matter of manically chopping down everything now but of slowly and steadily editing things out through
in Avon). I’ve recently also grown an F1 variety called 'Excalibur', which is good too. It has an RHS Award of Garden Merit, which means it's been trialled, with good results. I've found it to be pretty resistant to canker too.But it wasn't quite the end