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Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by Zigs, Feb 11, 2017.

  1. BeeHappy

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    @Clare G thats a very pretty brick wall - not at all ugly :nonofinger: and shows off your lovely collection perfectly - Im a BIG fan of garden quotes. i see some i like and recreate them on pieces of slate or flat pebble stones depending on the amount of text of course ;) and ive even started a thread on GC "Favorite Garden Quotes" so please join in with any of your favs - Love the sentiment behind yours pretty much sums it up ..... like this one :)

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    • Verdun

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      Could make it even more of a bargain Kandy.....I divide violas when flowering goes over, cut back the foliage and pot up. 2 or 3 plants more! :)
       
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      • Clare G

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        Thanks, @BeeHappy! I've added a pic onto your Garden Quotes thread too - lovely idea for a thread that, hope more people chime in. Being very interested in history I tend to go for historical ones - you can see another in my signature. I love to think of gardening as one of the things that links us across time, as well as in virtual communities like this one. After all people have been creating gardens, and I guess finding the same sort of pleasures in them as we do, since the beginnings of civilisation.
         
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          200_s.gif lovely sentiment :imphrt:.....dont start me orrrfff otherwise i'll be trying to find a flat pebble to write that on LOL with Author Clare G - thats gonna need a BIG one methinks :heehee:
           
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          • Kandy

            Kandy Will be glad to see the sun again soon.....

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            Thanks @Verdun @BeeHappy @Clare G for your kind words and as the label said on the first photo 4p was a very good bargain and as they are one of my favourite garden plants I will certainly take the advice about cutting them back after flowering and split them up although at the moment I am not too sure how many plants are in the pot and I might wait until the spring weather comes before I do split them up:smile:

            @Verdun your name in your avatar is the same as one of the old boys on our allotments although the spelling is slightly different and it isn’t his Christian name:biggrin:
             
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            • Verdun

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              Just realised Kandy that you already have separate varieties there; you can divide every one of them. Now or spring is fine but do it; it is easy :) That 4p spend is looking even more fantastic:rasp:

              Verdun is from my uncle who was killed in battle; my mother's much older brother. He is a bit of a local celebrity whose "legend" lives on, and I am so proud to carry his name. Wish I met him. Apparently I look a lot like him :)
              Verdun is usually Verdon or Vernon; dont know of any other Verdun.
               
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                Kandy Will be glad to see the sun again soon.....

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                E6595B79-E0DE-4F70-9FE4-F94990B0E3AA.jpeg @Verdun that is a lovely story about your uncle but if you look like your uncle I hope that isn’t you in your avatar as you look a bit like a mole:sofa: The name is Verden and is his surname and it is an unusual one and your name is the nearest I have ever seen:smile:

                I will wait until the spring and will probably put the Viola pot to overwinter in the greenhouse so I don’t lose them and if they survive will pot them up later on when I am on my feet again:biggrin:

                Talking of Anemone White/Wild Swan we bought one in July and I have potted it on but have mislaid the name label so I don’t know which one I have unless you can identify which one I have from this photo.? I thought I had taken a photo of the label but seems like I didn’t :scratch:
                 
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                  Kandy, between you and me I look nothing like my avatar :). A photo of little ornament my niece made when small. just for FUN:rasp: Besides my avatar must be a secret drinker judging by his red nose :lunapic 130165696578242 5:

                  Looking at your plant, all I can say for sure is it definitely is a Wild Swan variety. If I were to make an educated guess I would say it was the original WS. They all have the distinguishing blue/purple backs .......Dreaming and Ruffled Swan have respectively taller and some semi double and slightly ragged, but endearing, flowers. Elfin Swan is smaller. All are great plants :)
                  It will reward you enormously if you plant it out in generously enriched soil, mulched and placed in dappled shade. :)
                   
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                    Today I bought a stonecrop Autumn Joy for £1.99. There was one cheaper but it didnt seem to be showing any signs of life. Eventually I'm hoping it will have a permanent home in the garden somewhere. For now it will live in a pot by the summer house steps.

                    As talked about before, I bought a Bergenia Autumn Magic and cut it in half. When the time comes I plan to plant them both in the empty bed at the back of the photo with hellebore (I quite like the white one with brown speckles) and a climber against the shed itself.

                    The pots are also new. I bought one a couple of weeks ago and 6 more today. At £1.50 each I can afford to stock up on them. Next summer all my pots should look the same adding a bit of uniformity to the garden.

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                      Sounds good to me Gary :)
                       
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                        Its worth checking out Freecycle too, you can often get stuff for free. :)
                         
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                          Freecycle is also handy for getting rid of stuff, @luciusmaximus. I bought online a wood-framed mini greenhouse which was really too large for its space - I cursed it every time I squeezed past it on my way to the compost bins. Put it on freecycle and it was gone within 24 hours to someone who was thrilled to get it for their allotment. Made me feel much better about getting a new, smaller one!
                           
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                            I bought one of those earlier this year and totally love it. What are you using your one for this Winter?
                             
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                              My replacement one's not so posh, @"M" - just one of those sets of metal shelves with a zip-on polythene cover. But it fits much more neatly into the space behind the shed, and as that's sheltered the shelves with or without a cover have proved handy year-round. I think all the cuttings I've got out there at the moment are hardy, so I may not get round to using the cover again until seedtime in the spring - but it's there if I change my mind!
                               
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                                Visited Heucheraholics nursery the other day near Lymington, came back with these, I could have bought more but...........no room!!

                                Tokyo, silvery green with bright red flowers (loved by bees).
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                                Plum Power.
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                                Red Lightening.
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