The Good Life (gardening chat)

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I was looking at some David Austin roses ages ago but there were none in stock so that's a good prod. I've just ordered some for the balcony and some climbing ones for the new fence.it will be so much better with fences

Someone is coming to install new fences in 2 weeks time and I can't wait. It's the first step in sorting out the garden. I'm also going to spend the weekend doing some pond care and stuff. I know nothing about ponds and it seems very complicated.
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I want a pond so much.

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I cleaned mine (absolutely tiny) up a few weeks ago (it was clogged with an overgrown water iris) and a toad, a frog and a newt have taken up residence. However it is also permanently surrounded by cats-that-aren't-mine. :lg:
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I'd love a pond too but they seem so high maintenance.

I took a few photos.
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They're high maintenance if you want to keep fish in them and not kill them, but a wildlife pond isn't that high maintenance, as long as you build it properly in the first place and don't site it under something that sheds into it constantly. :look:

And newts, which are protected, prefer a slightly murky and ill kempt pond, which is probably why I have so many of them.
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I dont have very many blooms but this is what is out now.
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They're all lovely but that iris :love:

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It's amazing isn't it. I planted a single knobby root years and year ago and it only bloomed for the first time last year. Despite not blooming, the foliage was becoming bigger and bigger so I moved it after the petals fell last year so I'm pleased it's ok. It's thriving actually and I noticed that I must have inadvertently split it last year as there are small blades of foliage in the original site I saw earlier.

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Gorgeous iris! And your lilac. ❤️

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Beautiful!
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Irises are like magic. That rusty red colour is just stunning

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What are the ones 2nd pic down? They look like a small firework burst :love:
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There are some gorgeous gardens and plants on here.

I had a load of photos on my phone earlier this week and then I updated the software and they've all disappeared. Anyway, here are a couple of pics of my plants. I have all of next week off and I'm hoping I can get out and weed.

They also appear to be upside down. :mog:
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Duophonic wrote:
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What are the ones 2nd pic down? They look like a small firework burst :love:
The pink flowers? Black sambuca/ elder.

I like your orange and cream balls, Pawpads.

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Thanks. I have sambuca too but too young to flower and didn't recognise it.
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Shoe wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 4:15 pm
How are people's farmer gracy bulbs doing? My Ranunculus ones have dissolved into mush. :cry:
My dahlias have finally made an appearance! I'd given up on one because I had a prod around in the pot and couldn't find it, but lo and behold, they're there.

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My dahlias have not really appeared and I've been swearing at them daily. All my gladioli are doing amazingly well though, can't wait for flowers

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I planted out my Dahlias and geranium. This of course meant the weather went hideous. I hope they survive, it's so windy outside. :fc:
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It's fair to say theres quite a lot of seedlings :mog:
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