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By meanie

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The weather has been rather lousy for the last couple of weeks, so the digging has been slow. I have however still managed two sacks of garden rubbish a day as I trim/hack overgrown shrubs.

The main planting area is about half done…………

My Polygala myrtifolia has been planted out, although I’ve kept it in a large pot so that I can lift it for the winter……….

A couple of Lobelia seedlings (L.tupa and laxifolia) planted whilst it is still easy to get access without the use of boards.

The Euphorbia was largely trimmed back before I ran out of empty sacks (and the rain came). I’m wanting to get this cut back well in advance of working here as the sap is pretty nasty.

This Rose is a revelation!

It needs a severe chop as it is obscuring the Lilac.

Plenty of “Whitebells” about……..

………..and loads of Gooseberries too!

A few seedlings ready for the summer;
Clitoria ternatea………..

……..and Iochroma australis.

Just need some dry weather now!

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dry weather and a tad warmer!!

i can see a lot of hard work has already gone in, bet you are itching to get back out there.

that rose is really pretty.

wonder what else is lurking/hiding in the garden, they say it takes a year to find out???

7 May, 2012

 

Plenty to keep you out of mischief for a while yet. Really like your stone wall brilliant. I think those simple single roses are are so striking when you have a look, just five petals is all and thebees love them. Thorny devils usually though.

7 May, 2012

 

Lots going on there, M. It's all going to look great when we finally get some sun. Fun discovering what's in your new garden, then?

I really like these open cup roses, too, and I've found a creamy white THORNLESS one -yippee! - called Kew Gardens which did very well for me last year and I don't have to fight with it when pruning.

7 May, 2012

 

Thornless..well done Oji.

7 May, 2012

 

Making good progress, Meanie.
Some dry, warm weather would make life easier for all of us ;o)

7 May, 2012

 

can I ask what dry weather is Terra, raining here again, garden is coming on a treat Meanie,

7 May, 2012

 

Cold again here, Yorks .. and raining ...
waterbutts overflowing ...

7 May, 2012

 

its not just the rain Terra, its the wind, so cold,

7 May, 2012

 

Thanks guys!

Piddling down here, so got the wood burner going and watching the snooker!

7 May, 2012

 

Not getting much rain here for a change, but its so cold :((

7 May, 2012

 

Its been flipping awful, waterbutts and ponds are full and overflowing and still it rains, we have had two good days in the past week so things are looking up a tad.
You are making progress Meanie and discovering lots of gems, keep up the good work...

7 May, 2012

 

Dry weather and a lot warmer please, fed up with the wet although I nipped out and mowed the lawn today, hooray, it stopped raining for a while! Your garden is coming on Meanie, you will soon sort it out, well done.

7 May, 2012

 

Got about an inch of hail stones on the ground here at the moment!

Not much progress today Lincslass!

7 May, 2012

 

Its coming on Meanie:-), your rose looks like mine which is in full flower at the moment, has to be one of my favourites, 'Canary Bird', I added a photo the other day think it looks the same, very vigorous but beautiful :-)

7 May, 2012

 

Just took a look and it sure looks the same! Very vigorous, and I'm not looking forward to the "chop"!

7 May, 2012

 

Good Luck with the chop...I got rid of (hope so)a Rambling Rector just a couple of months ago....I still think I need a transfusion or iron tablets at least.

7 May, 2012

 

Aw, those white bells!
Isn't 'chopping' fun, once you get started!!

7 May, 2012

 

Pimpernel - just been talking to a tree surgeon mate who will come round with some leather glove/arm protectors for me. Result!
Not looking to get rid of it though, just thin it out a little......

7 May, 2012

 

Lulu - I love the Whitebells too. Chopping can get addictive - so far two Honeysuckles and a naff Rose have bitten the dust!!

7 May, 2012

 

That yellow rose is pretty.
Wow, isn't the earth sodden for digging!
I have just had guests this w/end (to enjoy that large moon!) and their big dog has marched through my flowerbeds and peed on everything peeable onto!!

7 May, 2012

 

Cool isn't it (and I tend to hate Roses)!

The soil is really nice and free draining Lulu. What large moon - all I saw was clouds!!

7 May, 2012

 

Blackspot annoys me! And the slugs on my Hostas and Hollyhocks!
I thought the clouds looked really amazing though!

7 May, 2012

 

Couldn't look up for fear of being poked in the eye by rain!!

7 May, 2012

 

Ah, we had quite a warm night, stayed out till 3 am in front of the outside chimney, saw the moon in brief instances through fairly light cloud. Might post a pic of the pagan fire!

7 May, 2012

 

Coming along nicely despite the weather!

7 May, 2012

 

You have certainly made an impact in the garden already. Looking good. That rose is lovely.

7 May, 2012

 

What a difference you have made already - I like that rose too. Good luck with the chopping down - at least you have armour!!

7 May, 2012

 

At least you can tell where you have been.....I think you are doing a sterling job in very trying conditions.....

7 May, 2012

 

Meanie:

It's looking very good! Why would you want to chop back your large, beautiful lilac? Can't it just be shaped?

Your Iochromas should do very well in your garden, especially with all that beautiful, rich soil and rain.

Do the Clitoria ternatea grow outside there?

8 May, 2012

 

Thanks Delonix!

It's the Rose that needs the chop as it's hiding the Lilac!!!

I have enough Iochroma to experiment - some in the ground, others in pots and one for the greenhouse. As far as the Clitoria goes I have no idea as it's the first time that I've grown them. Once again though, I have enough to experiment.

8 May, 2012

 

Meanie:

Okay, that makes sense. Yes, chop the rose back! lol!

I'm sure the Iochroma will do well in summer. I think the plant is tender, however, the roots may live even if the top dies back, possibly.

I do know the Clitoria vines grow here in San Diego. I just read they are pretty tender...being native to tropical and subtropical climates. It's always a good idea to experiment, though.

8 May, 2012

 

well done you are doing a fantastic job,all looking good :))))

8 May, 2012

 

Delonix - the ones in the ground will be in sunken pots so that I can lift them, at least for their first winter. The Clitoria will be much more of an experiment though.

Thanks Mark, but there is lots that is still not looking good!

8 May, 2012

 

Honestly.....how can a plant be named that!!
I leave my salvia in pots so I can bring them in....but the roots grow from the bottom into the earth....is that a problem?

8 May, 2012

 

Lulu - whaassuppp!!! The Clitoria makes a very happy bedfellow for the Hymenocallis!!!

The roots going through the bottom of the pot should not be an issue with the Salvias.

8 May, 2012

 

you have done a load there Meanie, i've got some of those butterfly pea seedlings coming on too, love that rose..

8 May, 2012

 

Just a small dent on the garden so far SL!
The rose is a revelation!

8 May, 2012

 

LoL Meanie!

9 May, 2012

 

Thinking of putting an Amorphophallus in the bed with them too!

9 May, 2012

 

Does your garden carry an X rating meanie??

9 May, 2012

 

As in X marks the (g) spot!!!!

I'm gonna get a telling off..............

9 May, 2012

 

possibly sailing close to the wind!!

[sorry couldnt think of a phrase to continue in the correct vain]

9 May, 2012

 

I think it should stop there too!

9 May, 2012

 

:-)

9 May, 2012

 

Meanie:

I can't wait to see all the plants in your garden this summer. I'm sure everything will grow very well.

10 May, 2012

 

Nor can I Delonix - just need to get rid of the weeds so that we can see them!

10 May, 2012

 

Meanie:

Hey friend, I hear you. :>)

15 May, 2012

 

The rose looks like Xanthina doesn't it? Lovely, but it's got way out of hand there!

8 Jun, 2012

 

That's the general consensus on the rose. Very much out of hand and I'm dreading reigning it in!

8 Jun, 2012

 

You'll need some very long thick rubberised gauntlets!

8 Jun, 2012

 

Got some thick leather ones sorted Karen!

8 Jun, 2012

 

Oooh errrrr! ;)

8 Jun, 2012

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