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Friday picture thread

Hi all

I was thinking it may be nice to have a Friday pictures thread, basically where we can all share some pics of the week's progress in the garden.  It's also an excuse for me to post some pics I took this week!! 

Not sure if anything similar has been done before, apologies if so, but I love looking at pics of other people's gardens and love sharing pics of mine image




My south-facing bed in front of the sheds has taken a bashing.  It used to be covered in Jasmine (literally about 2ft deep!) but I got rid of that last year and the rose and honeysuckle are coming through nicely.  The whole bed was buried for nearly two weeks under snow and then we've been stripping back the front of the shed so a job for this weekend is putting up some wires for the rose and honeysuckle.  I am cheered up every morning when I see my pansies who seem to have emerged from the snow with a determination to flower! 




  • Woops forgot to say about the first pic that it is my first ever Hellebore and I love him! 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,416

    I like the sharing pics idea.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • SalinoSalino Posts: 1,609

    ...very nice..   do you keep the names of your plants at all?  I was wondering which rose and honeysuckle  you chose... and why you chose them.... always interesting to me... it's a Friday, this was taken on a Friday last summer...Rose 'Bonica', not much scent but I don't grow it for that.. continuous flowering, lovely foliage... and trouble free... I find it to be one of my very best plants...




  • SalinoSalino Posts: 1,609

    ...something not right with the photos today...

  • TootlesTootles Posts: 1,469
    Ah Salino - glad you posted that. I thought it was just me and my poor IT skills. I don't have the 'tree' icon showing?
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,864

    Salino, I agree about Bonica - a superb little rose - I grew it in a garden I had some 30 years ago and it flowered and flowered and flowered - it's a lovely shade of pink (looks amazing in a vase with alchemilla mollis) image  I bought another to plant in the bed by my office window at work and it's just as gorgeous - absolutely no trouble whatsoever and flowers all summer - a quick chop with the shears in late Feb and it's ready to go again image  As you say, not the strongest scent in the world, but that's its only fault.  I recommend it again and again.

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,811

    This is a lovely idea ShLass. I've managed to get a card reader at last for my camera and took a couple today of my new little Pasque flowers so I might try and put them on.image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Agree about Rosa Bonica 82...where does the number come from? 

  • the idea of posting from a better Friday!! I'm finding the anticipation very frustrating - everything is on the cusp and I want to race ahead!

    Not sure what the rose and honeysuckle are.  We only moved in mid-summer last year and it look a few months for us to even get into the garden properly so missed it flowering.  It was also smothered by jasmine so this is it's first year running free!!  Will post some pics when it gets going

    Most of my plants are a he....odd I suppose! Nothing botanical about the gender assignment, it's just my own quirk!  

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