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08/09/2013 at 20:02

Went to Wisley and had a great time (apart from getting caught out in torrential rain when we first arrived, and having slightly squelchy feet for the rest of the visit).   Didn't bother much with the Flower Show, but their orchards were absolutely spectacular - all the trees groaning with apples and pears.  The borders still looked pretty special too.

I had to take a picture of this, just in case Verdun thinks he is the ONLY person who is growing it successfully:

 Sorry Stacey - too many people around to dig a bit up for you.  My other highlight was the hydrangea Vanilla Fraise - I have three, but had no idea that they might end up this size!

 Congrats to Dove on becoming "Great".  Welcome back to Matty and Potty - we had noticed it was getting a bit lonely on here.  Matty, hope you are now feeling a bit better, and Potty - don't wear yourself out in the ffrst fortnight of term ! And Maud -  get that washing machine ready

08/09/2013 at 20:07

Hi Verdun I don't seem to have much luck with echinacea. have just planted a white one in new border but am not holding my breath for success.

What i really need are some mid-summer perrenials for it as it seemed a bit drab then

08/09/2013 at 20:13

Drat!  I thought I was the only one in the whole world able to grow wild swan.  Ha ha.  Well done Chicky....bigger than mine.  I bow down to your superior ability.  How lomg has yours been flowering?  Do you like it?  I think it's absolutely superb. I reckon mine has been in flower for past 5 months.


08/09/2013 at 20:15

Chicky.... glad you enjoyed it we didn't get round that much cause we had the little ones although as we had to park in wisely village we did get to see a bit we never saw before..... Grrrrrrrrrrrr I am be oming obsessed by wild swan spent 45 mins going through every rhs recommended nursery for some and now even qvc have sold out seeing it was verds birthday yesterday I will forgive him....... Gonna have to go back to buy the apples chicky my lo loves munching them... We usually hit the orchard and she finds a wind fall and munches it.. They have gone a bit mad son the anemone this year I noticed them by the hot house...... Well we had a fan fab fab stay chickens done more seeds planted swimming with lo then roast play and glass of wine mmmmmmmm perfect Sunday...... Have a good evening all.....

08/09/2013 at 20:17

Verdun - I'm afraid I can't take credit - the wild swan was in Wisley's herbaceous border !!

08/09/2013 at 20:26

Stacey, did you contact Burncoose nurseries?  They had quite a few there few days back.  Good plants. Go on, spoil yourself. They do mail order.  

Chicky, well, you still are a top gardener anyway and a top person......crawl, crawl!

08/09/2013 at 20:39

I looked on their web site but didn't call them.... Hubby's at work tomorrow will call them...... Lol thanks verd ur off my watch list now xxxx

08/09/2013 at 20:49

Just looked but no way can I justify £45.00 on 2 plants  I'm just destined not to own

08/09/2013 at 20:52

Evening Forkers.  Been very wet here today.  Colder too.   Made some progress with my bug boxes

Stacey nice anemone plants on this site 

Still tired after long day yesterday, just wanting to plant up front garden.

08/09/2013 at 21:18

Gardengirl thank you... Saw Hardys at wisley on Thursday thy are no longer doing it..... I'm over it.... Booking a holiday for next year instead!!!!!

08/09/2013 at 21:43

what about this one pretty

and this white one - me think I might get this one

Was wisley full of plant peeps, me not known of a flower show there but sounded interesting to go to 

08/09/2013 at 21:43

Oooo holidays. . . Where are you thinking of going?

08/09/2013 at 22:01

4th panda just somewhere warm next year with lo don't know Portugal ( mum says don't go they nick kids!!) Greece or feurtaventura... Anywhere with a pool and a beach fr monkeymore have to admit I'm a long haul gal Malaysia being my fave so fa ( so good beenx4) so Europe seems weird rip off flights shoddy hotels etc mmmmmm research research research want her 1st abroad holiday to be the dogs!!

08/09/2013 at 22:02

Glad you had a good day Chicky.

Oh Stacey they say all things come to those who wait

Bed for me now- night all  xx

08/09/2013 at 22:10
Gardengirl.. wrote (see)

what about this one pretty

and this white one - me think I might get this one

Was wisley full of plant peeps, me not known of a flower show there but sounded interesting to go to 

Oh no Gardengirl,  I looked and now im wanting one as well - the first one, purple back instead of blue - must be nearly the same Stacey...

Night all.

08/09/2013 at 22:29

Sounds like you are much more adventurous than me Stacey! Furthest for me was Canada and New York. I loved Canada, have some rellies there and spent the best 2 weeks there. Otherwise, Cran Canaria, Switzerland Turkey and France for me. I have to say, sitting on a warm beach would be nice right now (I'm cold at the mo  )

Think I will avoid looking at this wild swan plant of which you speak, I will prob end up wanting one too! 

08/09/2013 at 22:42

Mrs garden I see even without looking you are talking of dreaming swan.... It doesn't flower for as long ..... I. Fickle I know!!!!!

08/09/2013 at 22:49

Oops, I looked too. . . . very nice, and it's not like I don't have room . . . 

08/09/2013 at 23:07

Matty, white pinks?  White malva?  White Gaura (corries gold)?  Coronaria alba?  White Veronica? White liatris?  White scabious?  White honesty?  All white, all white, I'll stop now.

08/09/2013 at 23:27

Oh white-eo.

Was wondering about Veronica, Gaura too delicate, needs to be chunky as far corner of garden. Liatris may work.Hmm