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Daylily bed

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By Simbad


Daylily bed

Can't believe just how much these have grown, only two weeks ago I cut them all back, even the leaves on the evergreen ones had gone mushy after the cold, pleased to say every ones survived the winter,indestructible, could dig up a bit more grass couldn't I?15 new ones in the greenhouse,lol.



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thats very good news ~ they are going to look stunning.

11 Feb, 2011

 

just what I was going to say Sticki.

11 Feb, 2011

 

Removing a teeny bit more grass wouldnt do any harm Simbad lol....:>)

11 Feb, 2011

 

They are going to give you another beautiful show this year.

11 Feb, 2011

 

I was hoping you would post a pic like this Simbad! They sure are looking good. I reckon it will be a bumper flowering year this year, cos all of mine are growing like weeds also.
A BIT more grass Sim?....you gotta keep that greenhouse free for breeding them! One more bed should do it...for now lol!

11 Feb, 2011

 

Is that Hickman House in the distance Kath? I can just imagine what this will look like in summer time!

11 Feb, 2011

amy
Amy
 

Kathy you put me to shame ! look at that nice neat daylily flower bed , the one you sent me is looking well and has survived the winter i'm pleased to say .. :o) What is a Hickman House ???

11 Feb, 2011

 

Sorry Amy! Kathy lives in the town where I grew up...Hickman House is a local hotel!

11 Feb, 2011

 

Looking good, I am sure you could squeeze a couple more in if you tried, ours all look fine and dandy too.

11 Feb, 2011

 

Thanks everyone, thats it then where's that spade,lol.
Found some great sites Tetrarch, a friend on the spider robin chat site I go on recommended Canada to import from only charge $13 for shipping thought they'd be the same as USA for some reason,another sent me an 85 page list from a supplier in Germany, have websites coming out my ears at the moment, I'll need a second mortgage at this rate,lol.
Well spotted Karen yes thats the Hickman hotel, Gainsborough's a pain at the moment traffic lights and road works everywhere they're puttin in cycle paths and crossings for the new school all over town, quicker to walk.
Lol Amy its the only one that looks neat at the moment, still lots of clearing to do in the rest of the borders, glad yours is doing well, and yours DD :-)

12 Feb, 2011

 

Ooooh, new school eh? how exciting! I've been out there clearing up leaves again...and moving stuff...and cutting stuff back....and it's sodden, absolutely sodden, puddles everywhere and just horrible....yuck!

12 Feb, 2011

 

How exciting Kathy, they look great. My fresh, lush leaves are coming through too, they are tough plants and so versatile, its amazing how they've pulled through the Winter.

13 Feb, 2011

 

Now don't forget that every time you cut those edges, put a small table by one corner, loaded with a pot of tea and some honey and cinnamon raisin scones, topped with melted thick dark chocolate and orange zest. You'll wizz around the "circle" in no time!!!
I love the way you've positioned that birdbath. Such a mistake to put it in the middle, or along a diagonal.
Perfect :)

15 Feb, 2011

 

Looks very tidy and the soil looks rich.

15 Feb, 2011

 

Jasonf that sounds like a good idea to me, yummy,thanks glad you like the birdbath it hides a pretty ugly manhole cover, thought it added a bit of interest in winter, in the summer the daylilies surrounding it always grow bigger as they're constantly splashed with water from the birds,lol.
Thanks Lindak yes we're blessed with great soil, the house is built on old allotment land so everything grows well :-)

16 Feb, 2011

 

ah yes, Simbad - that would be the Geoff Hamilton effect, more commonly known as WATER!!!
He always swore that Hemerocallis grew better in his pond.
Who am I to argue.

16 Feb, 2011

 

They grow pretty well in the compost bin too, discovered a piece I'd thrown in there growing quite happily a year later!!!!!!

16 Feb, 2011

 

Fantastic to hear they are all safely through the winter, going to look amazing when they all start to flower! I left the ones I was growing from seed in the mini green house and they all appear to have survived, do you think I could plant them out yet or leave them in the greenhouse?

6 Mar, 2011

 

Thanks Carole, can't wait,sure yours'll be fine to plant out now, just been planting my few babies from last year out on the allotment, they've got going really well, thank goodness we didn't plant them out last autumn.

9 Mar, 2011

 

Thanks Kathy will give it a go then!

9 Mar, 2011



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