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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 14:57

I am sitting at work, thoroughly bored as nothing to so, but have just looked at all the lovely pictures.  Cheered me up no end.  I must get out and take more in our garden.  I have a fine array of daffs and lots of other new shoots sprouting up. 

I am planning to have a little re-design in the garden, so perhaps I can use this time to gather some inspiration.

Get if off your chest.

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 14:53

Yuk.  Just read the above comments!

Something similar happened last year I remember, but seemed to have stopped on my most recent visit.

I think a line should be drawn_______________________________!!!!

Back to more pleasant conversation!



Posted: 14/03/2014 at 14:52

You're very welcome.

The mystery of pH.

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 14:40
Heather Michaels wrote (see)

Oh golly, I am such an ignoramous when it comes to technical things such as PH levels, NPK's, good soils, bad soils etc etc! I can just about manage to understand drainage! I'm afraid I'm not a very scientific gardener (and still a relative newbie to it too), that I tend to just whack em in and see if it works! I haven't killed anything yet though

Me too Heather.  I just try my best and usually it works.  I'm not very scientific either.  I have read most of these posts though, so some of it should filter to my brain at some point!


Posted: 14/03/2014 at 14:30

Hi Stacey

I did very similar last year with a newly planted Clematis.  I left it to see if it would survive and it did.  It wasn't the biggest of plants last year but it is still surviving!!


Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 22:32

Well done Tracey!! 

I've got forest flame, just gave it a fairly serious chop! It was looking a bit old and worn. Lots of lovely rich red shoots coming out now.

Choosing a clematis

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 22:29

Some gorgeous ideas!, may have to snatch a couple!,  we bought a clematis a few years ago and planted in a pot outside the back door in remembrance of our dog when she was put to sleep. I can't remember the name but we call it Casey! It has lively rich burgundy flowers. Anyway since then I seem to have built up a collection of around 10 different types. Can't wait to see them all flower this year 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 22:19

Tracey, my new obsession.

One is flowering at the mo, but the other I think will flower in early winter so we'll see what it's like in about December.


Puncdoc, fab piccies. 

Feel inspired to take a few more piccies myself. OH bought me a tablet for my birthday so it makes the job of downloading much easier.  

Plants for new border

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 20:43

I saw all the piccies of Hellebores on here and couldn't resist getting a couple.  We went to Wimpole Hall for the day in the lovely sunshine and they had plants on sale. £7.00 each. 


Tracey your piccies are great. 

Since joining GW forum,I have been overwhelmed with all the support & advise

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 20:36

I didn't make cake, but I made soup to go with that lovely loaf of bread. 


I agree with everyone. Great forum for info, a laugh etc. I particularly like the photos. 

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