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BloomingBride
BloomingBride
3 years ago
BloomingBride 3 years ago

Hi Guys

Had to share this with you, I finally got round to starting on my Garden now that the wedding is over! What do you think?? I've only started with the basics - Lilies, Fuchsias, Hydrangeas and Lavenders! I can actually feel my fingers starting to turn green, so proud of myself!

But now I'm stumped what to do next, the fence is in dire need of replacing so I can't hang baskets or have a trellis at the moment! I would love to have a real focal point for the garden like a tree/shrub and adore Magnolias but have heard that they can be quite temperamental, are there certain varieties of Magnolia which are easier to grow?

Thanks

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carolb
carolb
3 years ago
carolb 3 years ago

Hi it is all starting to look lovely, watch out for lily beetle with those lily plants though, I am sorry I have no idea on the magnolia question, but what about an obelisk with a clematis growing up it, there are so many varieties of these that flower at different times of year.

Carol in Essex

BloomingBride
BloomingBride
3 years ago
BloomingBride 3 years ago

Ooooo I love that Carol thank you!!!! What a great idea. I did get some bug spray and kept an eye out for lily beetle as had been warned previously but all my Lilies have now given up! Such a shame. But I'll keep an eye on them for next year!

I see T&M do an evergreen Clematis that looks awesome! Are they easy to look after??

Thanks

Nat

carolb
carolb
3 years ago
carolb 3 years ago

Yes Nat they are easy to look after, it depends on what time of year they bloom as to when you prune them, I am sure that there is advice on T&Ms web site on this one. I recently bought one from them that blooms though the winter months and then drops it leaves in late summer and is scented.

You could plant a summer flowering one and a winter flowering one on the same obelisk for double impact.

Carol in Essex

BloomingBride
BloomingBride
3 years ago
BloomingBride 3 years ago

Aw cool which one did you get? That sounds awesome! Thanks for the tips 🙂

Nat

carolb
carolb
3 years ago
carolb 3 years ago

Hi Nat

The clematis I bought is called clematis napulensis this is the picture off T&M's web site, mine is still small and sulking a bit but its green and when the slugs leave it alone will be lovely.

 

Carol in Essex

BloomingBride
BloomingBride
3 years ago
BloomingBride 3 years ago

Amazing pic Carol love it!!!! Finally convinced my Dad to do the fence this month YAY!!!! These look beautiful!

BloomingBride
BloomingBride
2 years ago
BloomingBride 2 years ago

Hi Guys

The fence is finally complete!!!! After a hard weeks work my Dad and Husband finally tore down our old fence and rebuild our new one - still have to have the gates fitted but looks amazing!

Got a lovely now Begonia for the Garden as well and a new addition to the Family (our kitten Norman) has given us his purr of approval 🙂

What do you guys think? Our grass is looking a little poor at the moment, do you think it will recover as we weren't too sure if we'd ruined it?

Thanks

Natalie.

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carolb
carolb
2 years ago
carolb 2 years ago

I love it Natalie, it looks wonderful, and I am sure the grass will recover, maybe give it an autumn feed to be sure 🙂

 

Carol in Essex

carolb
carolb
2 years ago
carolb 2 years ago

Feeling happy today Natalie, my clematis is beginning grow again and has little green buds on it 🙂 Hoping that the slugs and snails will leave it alone now.

Carol

Carol in Essex

carolb
carolb
1 month ago
carolb 1 month ago

Two years on my clematis is covered in delightful little flowers its lovely to see flowers in the depth of winter.

Carol in Essex





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