A summery pic (Kilmarnock Willow)

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6:41 PM - Jun 23, 2003 #1




I'm pleased with this border this year. Finally getting that cottagey feel I've been after for the last 5 years.
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Had to cut back the hardy geranium today though. Getting too big for its boots. Got room for at least 5 more plants in there
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6:44 PM - Jun 23, 2003 #2

Looks good enough to eat
Well done you ~ beautiful.
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6:48 PM - Jun 23, 2003 #3

Looks gorgeous! Those black poppies are a real treat...the slugs ate mine that I bought at GW live... -*- Muggs -*-
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7:05 PM - Jun 23, 2003 #4

Very nice border Salli.
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7:07 PM - Jun 23, 2003 #5

That is so lovely , Salli !
Like Muggs here , I am taken with the black poppies !
I think this fall, I'll try direct sowing some and see if that works.
I tried last year in the Spring , no go ,tried this year with the greenhouse trays , no go. I'll try that this year and maybe buy a few just in case.
Those are really stunning ! I like.
The only reason people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory.
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7:33 PM - Jun 23, 2003 #6

Lovely, salli, I've got a bed a bit like that at the moment, trouble is it looks like a wasteland in winter- what have you got hiding underneath ready to take over?
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7:42 PM - Jun 23, 2003 #7

Looks great Sal
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9:04 PM - Jun 23, 2003 #8

That is a fantastic display of color.
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9:59 PM - Jun 23, 2003 #9

It all looks gorgeous Salli....well done!
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10:20 PM - Jun 23, 2003 #10

What a lovely picture. Something to be pleased with .. GreatOur best thoughts come from others - Ralph Waldon Emerson
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10:55 PM - Jun 23, 2003 #11

Lurverly Sal....I'm struggling with border and beds as you will see when you come across



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6:09 AM - Jun 24, 2003 #12

triffic sal. Yes i love the cottage feeling
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8:53 AM - Jun 24, 2003 #13

Ah that's lovely, Sal. Says 'English summer' to me. Nostalgia strikes again!

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5:38 PM - Jun 24, 2003 #14

Nigella, I had to go and have a look! I have a winter flowering jasmine, the dieramas and lavender are evergreen and there are about 250 crocus bulbs under the little willow. I also leave the flower heads on the hydrangea for a bit of winter interest.
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5:41 PM - Jun 24, 2003 #15

Salli , which variety of willow is that ?
In case you couldn't tell, I'm just a bit fond of willows .
Just a bit , of course.
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5:43 PM - Jun 24, 2003 #16

It's a Kilmarnock Willow. Nice shape and size but it suffers really badly from every pest and disease it can manage to find. I have heard this is because the bred shape (ie branches laying on top of each other) does not allow for air circulation. It is beautiful in spring though when it has its catkins.
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6:53 PM - Jun 24, 2003 #17

Hm. Pruning it to provide better circulation not an option , I guess.?
Have to look this one up .
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7:51 PM - Jun 24, 2003 #18

I prune my Kilmarnock as it gets too thick otherwise, never had a problem with pests on it....must be about the only thing in the garden that isnt affected by the blooming things!-*- Muggs -*-
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8:52 PM - Jun 24, 2003 #19

oh if only salli my new border looks as though next doors cats run amock there again it might have
seriously love if only, yours is so BEAUTIFUL
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10:04 PM - Jun 24, 2003 #20

That's a drop dead gorgeous border, Salli, just what I'm aspiring to myself (but haven't quite achieved yet)
I'm looking forward to my annuals flowering, which they haven't yet - cosmos, larkspur and poppies (not oriental). Trouble is, I can't put any more perennials in until they do!!
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10:11 PM - Jun 24, 2003 #21

A sight to behold, Salli!
Great job!!
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1:41 PM - Jun 25, 2003 #22

Thanks for all your kind comments.
So Muggs, how often do your prune your Kilmarnock then? And how many layers of branches do you allow to accumulate? Mine is pruned only once a year and by the end of summer it has maybe 4 or 5 layers of branches all on top of each other.
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