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Very nice. I'll have to send you a couple of piccies of my tenement garden. :-)
Yes please Jutie.I love gardens.
Lovely. Now can you explain to me why my Acer after gawd knows how many years is still minuscule in its pot whereas Munguins actually looks like a tree. Next time you're in East Ren - bring a spade :-) Actually naw, I've got one you can borrow!
LOL. Thanks PP. Depends on the Acer, I think. I've got one that is still tiny, even though it's int eh ground.I always travel with a few tools. Saves a lot of time.
Munguin, obviously, has a splendid head gardener; magnificently beautiful garden.
I'll pass on your compliments to the head gardener and bottle washer, Jim.Oh thanks Jim!LOLMunguin adds a 10% bonus for the gardening work. Then again 10% is only a lot when the original sum is a fair amount...
Beautiful, panda loves gardens.You're making him jealous. He's asking when I'm taking him to Dundee and can his new friend come too?Told him I can go through on my bus pass but I can't afford 2 half fares as well.I think he's sulking now.
LOL... Munguin will send the private jet for them!
trisAlways thought you was a hippiefied tree hugger I note you kept the cameraaway from yer extensive marijuana plantCollection
Is yours in the cupboard with a 150 Watt bulb Niko?
No point in advertising the fact Niko. Don't want to encourage the lower orders from Edinburgh up here to harvest my carefully concealed stash!
Really lovely garden! Who would have expected such a thing at the headquarters of a worldwide media empire? ;-) Being Scotland, I was wondering if there is calluna vulgaris there?
Thank you, Danny. Who indeed? But Munguin has a place in society to keep up so he "employs" a "team" of "highly trained" gardeners at "great expense" to ensure that when other media moguls come to visit, he hasn't let the side down.There is a considerable amount of vulgaris in the gardens and even some heather. lol!
What you can't see Danny is that it's all growing in a massive geodesic glass dome at the bottom of the Tay, encircled by a stainless steel monorail and piranha tanks. Tris is obviously the sinister manservant/gardner/international assassin and animal lover. Munguin is ... Munguin.braco
@ Anon, Impressive! Piranhas are always a nice touch. More to Tris and Munguin than meets the eye. Sinister international assassins are so often animal lovers.
Damn and blast Braco... I have been unearthed, and I thought I was building this massive dome in secret.You're right, Danny... think about Blofeld!
Can't keep anything a secret in the Yes movement. I hear the Registry has sharks and a hollowed out volcano in the outskirts of Motherwell...braco
Damned press... and all these blogs!
Very impressive - makes me embarrassed about the thistle-infested wilderness I like to call my garden! Has anyone got a spare machete?
I suspect that 'Thistle infested' goes very well with the natural environment, John. I wish I could get a few to grow here!!!I'd let you borrow my machete, but I'm keeping it close by me, lest any burly men try to interfere with the referendum voting. You really never know.
My garden more resembles a high security prison full of incorrigible terrier tunnelling experts.
Ah Conan, the joys of running a penitentiary for delinquent doggies! It's a pity you couldn't train them to dig John's garden for him...and make a few bob on the side.
Wait a minute - who said anything about a few bob?
Ahhhhh.... A bob maybe?
I don't know the name of it, but I have the blue/purple plant in pic 3 in a couple of places. Do you cut it back after flowering? I do, and it usually gives a second flowering.
I think what your referring to is Honesty, Jutie.http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/plants/plant_finder/plant_pages/507.shtmlI've never cut it back, but I'll try it with the few that are left now.I'll let you know it it works.The seed pods are beautiful if you just leave them, and they grow everywhere the next year.They only flower in the second year.
Not Honesty Tris, the low growing plant in the 3rd piccie down. I have one growing in a hole in a wall, and another in a rockery.I also have a couple of Honesty plants.
Gotcha. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/howtogrow/8458972/How-to-grow-aubrieta.htmlAubrieta...Absolutely beautifulYeah cutting back strengthens it.
It isn't what I thought it was then. I have a few Aubrietas.The plant I have growing in the wall has much more woody stems than an Aubrieta, and I can never find out what it is. It was from my mums garden, and she didn't know what it is either. It mostly dies back in winter, where as the Aubrieta is evergreen.
Ok... I'm trying to think what else it might be...Any of the gardeners here know... Panda Paws... Helena?If you send me a photo I'll put it up and see if we can get it firstname.lastname@example.org
Unfortunately I've cut them back. I'll send a piccie when they come into flower again.