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I finally managed to see my garden during sunlight at the weekend. It has been dark when I go to work and dark when I arrive back so I haven’t been able to plan anything. I stood there for several minutes looking at the borders trying to picture what they would be like in spring and summer. I haven’t had chance to plant the shrubs I bought earlier in the year. To be honest I am spoilt for choice as to where I should put them because the borders are so empty at the moment. I also bought some Astrantia ‘Roma’ and Lily of the Valley. Has anyone grown these before?
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Yes, indeed. Both lovely! I hope you can get your Lily-of-the-Valley to like your garden - then it spreads! It needs shade and moist soil. Astrantias prefer damp soil, too, but in sun or partial shade.

I am so glad you are enjoying the site - I find it so helpful when there's something I'm unsure about, as well as browsing great photos and having a laugh.

14 Jan, 2009


Astrantia 'Roma' is a great plant with a long flowering season - great choice

14 Jan, 2009


Greetings Nov,
My colleague has the same darkness problem right now, tho not a gardener, bcos she has to start at 8 and finishes at 4. At least my 9ish to 3.ish leaves me a teensy bit of leeway.
Just think of New Labour grooving embarrassingly to that tune "Thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiings can only get betteeeeeeeeeeeeeer, can only get betteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeer"!!!!
We're the right side of the winter solstice.

14 Jan, 2009


that was me thinking outside of the box, in case u were wondering.

14 Jan, 2009


Thanks, Spritzhenry. I haven't planted them yet so I will definitely take your advice.

14 Jan, 2009


Hi Weeding, I really don't like it when I can't be outside in the light particular in my garden. So as you say things can only get better. :o) I can't wait til its Spring until then its all about planning.

14 Jan, 2009


Down here, there's still some light left at about 4.55 pm, so the evenings are slowly but surely getting lighter! :-)

15 Jan, 2009


I noticed the Nites pulling out here 2 Spritz it 430ish now b4its Really dark :)

15 Jan, 2009

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