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What NOT to do in the garden...?

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I thought you would like to see what daft mistakes I’ve made in my garden….here’s a list of what not to do…
DON’T …..
…forget to support you alliums before they get blown over.


…plant a … Under a Gold Ellen in a small made bed.


…plant a prickly shrub under an apple tree..

…trim a shrub back before you look where the trunk is..

…plant an Angelica in an already overcrowded shrubbery..


…plant Iris under a Christmas tree..

…let your Snow in Summer take over the Rose bed..

…plant a floppy poppy right on the edge of the lawn..

…plant a Ligularia in one of the dryest borders..

There are lots more I could show you but these will do for now.
BUT….MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL..
Don’t ever stop enjoying your garden….
Mistakes are about learning….and can be rectified..?

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I love this blog! I too have Ligularia in a too dry spot and it looks like yours...but I've been trying to keep it watered and it is improving a bit. On to a loser I fear. I can also add...don't feed your standard roses with Moss Killer and Lawn tonic. Read the words on the decanter first! Nightmare!

2 Jun, 2016

 

Oh! Gosh...yes Karen...eeeek! Thanks Timmyh.
I'm glad to hear it's not just me..??

2 Jun, 2016

 

Do we learn by our mistakes!
Great blog
Marjorie

2 Jun, 2016

 

Lol Marjories....probably not...thankyou.

2 Jun, 2016

 

Thanks for the smile Sheila! I've certainly done the"floppy poppies" - thought they'd look good under a tree in the lawn?

2 Jun, 2016

 

Great blog Homebird made me smile think we can all relate to mistakes, mine today is don't feed your roses with manure and rose food when they're planted in a bed outside your kitchen window or you won't be able to see out!!!lol.

2 Jun, 2016

 

Sheila I am feeling less daft by the minute..lol Simbad how on earth do you get manure up your window?????

2 Jun, 2016

 

Lol! HOmebird! I think Kathy means that her rose has grown too vigorously with the manure and now she cant see out of the window! :)

2 Jun, 2016

 

OOoops! Now I'm back to daft again...

2 Jun, 2016

 

We all make the mistakes....it's ok if we learn from them. I made the Ligularia mistake at my old house and it only lasted three years but, I have just planted three here as we have boggy conditions on one side of the garden.i'd rather have the dry (south facing) conditions we had at the other house though.

2 Jun, 2016

 

This is such an encouraging blog - I guess we could all add something to it...My favourite is the Iris in the Christmas tree. One of my dafties was to sow Californian poppies too close to the lawn edge so they overhang it when in flower. And they go on self seeding year after year.

2 Jun, 2016

 

This did make me smile, but, no doubt I shall carry on making blunders......

2 Jun, 2016

 

Great blog Homebird.

2 Jun, 2016

 

Good blog, Hb. It's always good to know we all make mistakes. I can relate to a few of these!

3 Jun, 2016

 

As a newbe in a funny way it gives me hope. Thankyou. Brilliant blog!!! :-) jen

3 Jun, 2016

 

Thankyou everyone for making me feel part of the blunders club! ?

3 Jun, 2016

 

H'bird they might be different plants but I have to admit to all the same sort of mistakes all over the garden, I have Michaelmas Daisies and Japanese Anenome in and around two of my rose bushes, Nigella that has to be held out of the way when mowing the lawns but the worst was planting some type of daisy plant on the edge of my pond, not realising how tall it would become and how quickly it would spread, its now entangled with a Hydranga and has escaped into my gravel bed, absolute nightmare every year but actually does look good when in flower...
Great blog and did make me smile...

3 Jun, 2016

 

Welcome to the club Lincs....?
I just found a lovely black grass, thriving and flowering right in the middle of my Astilbes. You have to part the Astilbe leaves to see it. ?

3 Jun, 2016

 

I have to many to mention lol biggest one is a very tall white daisy that was here when I moved in, it grows over everything a real thug but I like it, even though every year I say I need to take it out I never do.

3 Jun, 2016

 

You know, Hb, sometimes we get the loveliest of surprises... I like to think that my garden is a managed area, but not totally controlled. (Just as well, really!)

3 Jun, 2016

 

Your mistakes don't look too bad Sheila :)

3 Jun, 2016

 

Vic I planted some yellow flowers I had been given by a friend and hadn't seen flowering, in the middle of a border. They grew 8 ft tall and spread like mad. Still have them, digging some of them out as they try to move up the garden year on year.... ?
What a perfect way to describe your garden. I'm going to pinch that description Melchi...?
Thanks Hywel. I don't get cross with myself nowadays like I used to when I make a blunder. I just think...oh! well I can shift it when it's stopped flowering or in the autumn.

4 Jun, 2016

 

Well, what can I say, I'm in the club, Im always moving plants around. I think as we plant all year, we tend to forget what lies beneath at that time.

4 Jun, 2016

 

Enjoyed your blog, Hb. One we can all relate to!

4 Jun, 2016

 

Glad you like that, Hb. I honestly think it's the best description for a really mature garden - if you want to stay sane!

5 Jun, 2016

 

Brilliant blog! I'm pleased to see I'm not the only one to make these sorts of mistakes!

7 Jun, 2016

 

Thanks Ff. and Digginfit, it's very reassuring to hear so many of us make the same or similar mistakes. :o)
We do occasionally have happy accidental planting too don't we Dawn. :o)
Well, my managed mature garden that isn't totally controlled keeps me sane Melchi. :o)

7 Jun, 2016

 

I can relate to that, Hb!

7 Jun, 2016

 

Oh goodness, that is just like us!!

The 'mistakes' are everywhere but we just look through the mistakes and get pleasure from our very disorganised patch!!!

All part of the fun!

11 Jun, 2016

 

Oh yess I'm in there too, discovering and leaving speedwell and celandine in my borders because they were so pretty! Oh and planting a small weeping willow next to a pond, but still in a very dry bit of lawn thinking the odd bucket of water will do! Who's controlling who eh??

11 Jun, 2016

 

Welcome to the club you two....?
Wildrose, we do get so much pleasure from our gardens it totally outweighs the odd (odd...who am I kidding) 'mistakes' we make.?
If we want regimented planting we would live in a stately mansion with a host of gardeners in attendance, taking the pleasure out of seeing our own efforts.
Lol Resinone...I did the very same thing with a small standard weeping willow when we first dug out the pond. In a funny way, losing it was lucky as my friend bought one at the same time and it's taken over a quarter of her garden and shades the area towards the house.!! ?

11 Jun, 2016

 

Hasn't it all been a learning curve, but such a good one and I love it more every year. Yes no willows in my little plot here homebird, plenty of celandines still to go though! Btw my tablet just changed your name to 'homebirth' ...good thing I checked!

11 Jun, 2016

 

Lol....?

11 Jun, 2016

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