Not photogenic!

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  1. Mrs. B.

    Mrs. B. Gardener

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    Oh no! That's a shame. I've got a few in pots waiting to go to bed, and they've all done well except for the little blue one I bought last year, but that's showing signs of life now so I'm happy.
    I do think certain people can't grow certain plants, for some obscure reason or other. I have a few which I've failed with multiple times no matter what.
     
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    • fairygirl

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      They aren't happy here either @Michael Hewett - the only one that manages consistently enough is S. caradonna, and even then you have to get the site right.
      My shed's knackered too, so that's another cost this year. What's really annoying is that I'll have to move the little structure I did last year to bridge the gap between it and the fence for the honeysuckles to grow on and across, plus all the other plants I'll need to move.
      Sigh....
      The far side of my shed is currently full of bags of branches from shrubs/ivy etc, that have been cut back, and I'm waiting for the new year of garden waste to start, as I didn't buy a permit last year. They decided to moveit back a month, which hasn't helped!
       
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        I ordered a Hot Lips from Farmer Gracy, should arrive any day now. I see them in the gardens all around me and they seem to do very well.
         
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          We have a large shed but several 'corners of shame'. I shall try and remember to take some photos of some of them and then hide in a corner. :sad:
           
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          • JennyJB

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            Nope, all that stuff won't fit in the shed - stuff that needs to be kept dry gets priority for shed space - lawn mower, shredder, electric scarifier, tools, fertilisers etc, my seed tin, bags of potting compost, and small stuff like labels, pens, string, clips/ties, wire, and suchlike odds and ends.
             
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            We have a garage @Mrs. B. , but it is full of OH's car and related stuff. And he can't park it on the drive 'cos that's where I park mine.
             
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            He needs to park somewhere else, clearly. Garages aren't for cars when a gardener needs storage space. What's he thinking? ;)
             
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              Occasional? I've ended up on my bum every winter except one when I landed on the front, the airbags didn't function and I broke a rib.:biggrin:
               
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                That sounds serious @noisette47 :thud:! The last time I fell I crashed down the steps into the lilac tree, taking the rotten middle trunk out in the process. Next time I’ll use a pruning saw :rolleyespink:.
                 
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                • Mrs. B.

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                  I have no falling-down slope, but I did manage to fall over backwards in a raised bed, grabbing hold of the bird house feeder I'd made and breaking it. :rolleyespink: My first reaction was to hope nobody was looking out the windows. :biggrin:
                  I haven't replaced it yet either!
                   
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                  • ButtercupDays

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                    Our house sits on a ledge carved out of the hillside several generations ago and there are several bits of the garden where accessibility is tricky to say the least.
                    Some parts are left pretty much to their own devices, but other areas are my favourite borders. The slope conceals them from the house though, so they only have to look good in the spring/summer which relieves a lot of the pressure at this time of year. I have terraced one part so I can scramble around on it fairly easily (and safely) and deal with one bit at a time. The dam bank is so steep though that most of it is tackled on hands and knees!
                     
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                    • Mrs. B.

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                      @ButtercupDays I'd suggest a climbing rope!! That sounds fun and interesting, but not ideal in 'weather'.
                       
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                        pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                        I'm always pleased to see Monty Donn's garden, it makes mine look almost tidy.:biggrin:
                         
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