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We're you at it in the 70's?!



  • FireFire Posts: 18,019
    The main palette I think of is orange and brown floral. We had this in a oil table cloth and as a picnic cool bag.

  • WonkyWombleWonkyWomble Posts: 4,475
    @Fire just had flashbacks of our caravan curtains!! Traumatic childhood!! 🤣
  • WonkyWombleWonkyWomble Posts: 4,475
    Just thinking,  all these rockeries sound familiar.  I work in Felixstowe as a gardener and they are in front of most bungalows! Along with the Heather..... for the record,  it's not my style but then,  I'm not 80 like most Felixstowe residents....yet
  • FireFire Posts: 18,019
    ... but the caravans were so much fun!
    edited May 2021
    My memories from the 1970’s :
    Was it Adrian Bloom (or one of the Bloom family) that promoted low conifers & heathers ?

    my Grandad planted summer bedding in straight lines and rectangles as you still see in public parks !

    Dahlias were his pride & joy and by each plant he put an upside down plant pot on a cane, stuffed it with dried grass to catch earwigs.  I can picture him now, every morning emptying the pots onto the lawn and stamping on the earwigs 😱.  
  • nick615nick615 Posts: 1,496
    Rationing until '52, chicken for lunch on Christmas Day only, as a daily egg was preferable to eating the hen that laid it, but I tend to think back to those heady days when crops grew without raised beds or poly tunnels, and Percy Thrower was the expert.
  • AthelasAthelas Posts: 908
    Indoors you need macrame plant hangers

    Cambridgeshire, UK
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,669
    Macrame hanging baskets and dinner plate dahlias are big now.roses, hedges,lawns, municipal planting, red, white, blue,low,in the 70s
  • steephillsteephill Posts: 2,810
    Our house was built in the late 60's. There was a 30 foot conifer taking up a big chunk of the flat ground on one side of the house and shading the greenhouse. When I took it down there were lots of odd rocks around the base which weren't local stone. I guess that it started off as a decorative rockery with a "dwarf" conifer. We still have some of the original heather that edges the steps up to the house.
  • JAC51JAC51 Posts: 174
    Love this thread. I can’t really remember what plants my mum used to grow as I only got into gardening very late in the day.  But I did inherit the family home and have loved working in my mum’s beloved garden.  I still have the forsythia (love it) the lilac and the rockery.  The crazy paving patio my dad laid is still there but under the decking.
    I also had a pina colada in the sunshine yesterday and a chicken kiev for dinner 😂 I was born in 62
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