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Friday, 8 March 2013

Another Tidy Garden Makeover?

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The very thought of another makeover of the Tidy Garden used to send shivers down the spine of Mr TG but the other day whilst potting up some Black Grass shoots (Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'), Mr TG pointed out a ‘spiteful’ conifer that wasn’t ‘performing’. To be honest, it had become one of those plants that was just there, doing nothing, not screaming ‘look at me…I’m gorgeous!’….just sitting their shredding the limbs of passers-by with its sharp foliage.
Within seconds it was gone along with a dying Hebe and 2 Lonicera Nitida balls that I’d grown from cuttings about 100 years ago (give or take…sheesh! I’m not that old).

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With bare patches of soil staring back at me, a trip to the mini nursery down the road was called for. Got a whole heap of these  mixed Polys’ as a gift for Mr TG’s mum and

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….a tray of these gorgeous red & white versions for us.

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Oh…and these too. More bulbs & Flax for Mr TG & Foxgloves for me (to go with the mass of seedlings I grew last year…ahem!)

So another makeover for 2013?
Just a ‘teeny’ one….maybe (cough!)

9 comments:

Angie said...

Not only a tidy garden, a tidy boot and it's all going to look great. Lovely healthy looking plants.

Beth @ Daylily Soup said...

What beautiful blooms! Looks like you had fun at the nursery ... looking forward to the makeover photos. :-)

Ali said...

They look lovely all together like that look forward to seeing them planted up x

virginia robertson said...

I love the color... and I love to see before and after pics... xx

HELENE said...

Lovely plants, did you get them in the ground before the winter weather returned? Have a nice week, wrap up warm, we will get spring eventually!

Lyn said...

Hey, as gardeners, makeovers are what we do! I love those red and white Polyanthus, we can only ever get mixed colours here, as with most annuals, and it makes me so frustrated.

Casa Mariposa said...

Hooray for you! I love the new colors. :o)

Silly Little Sheep said...

aaah, all this talk about garden and makeovers makes me want to have a garden of my own. Your plants look wonderful, such beautiful spring colours!!

Nitty Gritty Dirt Man said...

Hi Jane,

You have certainly been a busy gardener. Everything looks lovely and I look forward to seeing your updates.

Be well!

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