The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

Corner of the bed.


Corner of the bed.

I needed my shoe-horn for this planting!



Comments on this photo

 

That lovely Spritz

26 May, 2010

 

Thanks, Denise...;-)

26 May, 2010

 

beautiful border..

26 May, 2010

Sid
Sid
 

So many flowers on your aquilegia.....there must be more than one plant there?

26 May, 2010

 

Still fabulous.

27 May, 2010

 

Yes, Sarah - several, and I haven't the heart to pull them out. Softie!

Thanks, Toto. :-)

27 May, 2010

 

They look brilliant en masse, no need to pull them out. One of my very favourite plants. I have lots of different ones around the garden.

27 May, 2010

Sid
Sid
 

I agree with Lovemyveg! But it you do think there are too many in there, then you can move them, but do it in early spring just as growth is starting and then they move well I've found. Moving at other times I've found is a disaster.

27 May, 2010

 

border looks stunning barbara ;o)

27 May, 2010

 

Thanks, all.

I have tried moving them, Sarah, and as you say - disaster! The roots seem to be very long and they haven't transplanted well in the past.

27 May, 2010

 

Lovely boarder

Was wondering what is the closest spacing you can put plants in? I'm want to fill my beds with plants and achieve this effect.

28 May, 2010

Sid
Sid
 

Yeah, I have had disasters trying to move Aquilegias, but early spring seems to work - although I've only done it with plants in their third or second year, no older. The breeder I mentioned before sends them out bareroot in early spring.

Tanethra - I think it involves a shoehorn!!! Love the avatar by the way....reminds me of a certain episode of Red Dwarf from way back..... ;-)

28 May, 2010

 

Lol thats where I got the idea from for my avatar!

28 May, 2010

Sid
Sid
 

he he....classic... ;-)

28 May, 2010

 

Hallo Tanethra - welcome to GOY. Thanks for your kind comment. I do plant closely, and my rule of thumb is - if I see some soil, plant something in it! LOL.

Actually, the plants do hold each other up - so there isn't normally the need for lots of plant supports. The delphiniums do have a stake, and if a large clump of aquilegias topples in the wind, it gets one, as well. I try to read up on plant heights to get the tallest to the back. This doesn't always work when the aquilegias seed themselves, though!

28 May, 2010

 

Ah thanks for the welcome and tip Spritzhenry :-)

Got some boarder plants from my mother in law to plant in this weekend. Given us some Delphiniums, Geraniums and some Pansies. She did say to plant the Delphiniums towards the back of the boarder as they grow to about 3'-4' ft. Prob put the Geraniums and Pansies in a hanging basket.

28 May, 2010

 

Make sure you stake the delphiniums straight away, Tanethra - tie them loosely to canes with soft twine. Have fun! :-)))

28 May, 2010

 

a lovely bed. could i come and lie in it so to speak?

29 May, 2010

 

You could lie on the grass next to it....not in it, though! ;-((

29 May, 2010

 

ha ha. sent you a pm. :o)

29 May, 2010

 

Thanks...:-))

30 May, 2010

Sid
Sid
 

Hmmm - some of my plants are looking a bit squashed.....Sbg hasn't been lieing on them has she?! lol

4 Jun, 2010

 

Ask her - it wasn't me, that's for sure! I have an alibi. ;-)

4 Jun, 2010

 

not guilty been stuck at home with sore throat and hacking cough, too poorly to garden on Wed :o((

4 Jun, 2010

 

You poor thing, Sbg - utterly typical, though. It is half term, after all! :-(((

4 Jun, 2010

Sid
Sid
 

Oh dear poor you - I've got a cold too but it's going now.

7 Jun, 2010

 

Nasty - who kindly gave that to you? Glad it's on its way out, though!

7 Jun, 2010

 

Very pretty.

7 Sep, 2011

 

Thank you, and welcome to GoY! :-)

7 Sep, 2011



Comment on this photo


Pictures by all members
148260 of 273466

  • 24.5.10_002
  • Across_the_bed

What else?

View photos by Spritzhenry

Members who like this photo

  • Gardening with friends since
    9 Aug, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    31 Mar, 2010

  • Sid
    Sid

    Gardening with friends since
    29 Feb, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    27 Sep, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    13 Jul, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    20 Jan, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    10 Oct, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    27 Feb, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    29 Mar, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    1 Apr, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    13 May, 2010

  • Gardening with friends since
    27 Oct, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    28 May, 2010

  • Gardening with friends since
    5 Jul, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    10 Nov, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    4 Apr, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    21 May, 2007

  • Gardening with friends since
    30 Mar, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    7 Sep, 2011

  • Gardening with friends since
    12 Nov, 2012