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Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 16:36

Yvie, i loved your samplers. I spent the long winter evenings doing some tapestry for a cushion

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 My favourite piece of embroidery (I have a few ) is probably from the 1920s or 30s

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 I am learning how to do all these stitches, so I can do something like this next winter

ngs garden in Peterborough

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 16:32

Yesterday, nutcutlet and I went to see a small but exquisite garden on  a modern estate.

When you first enter you are in a small vestibule formed by a Portugese Laurel (Nut will correct all my mistakes on plant names I hope) There are some wonderful Hostas in this area

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 and glowing bamboo

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 more hostas

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 Then the larger area;

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 with a small pond,

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 Then even more unusual hostas

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 This one has a twisted form to the leaves

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 Miniature Hostas! I didn't know there was such a thing.

Rob the gardener here then very kindly gave us cool drinks and showed us the estate allotments (every estate should have this!)

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 delicious black beans possibly Italian

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 I think this is a homemade polytunnel; brilliant

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 artichoke now useful for a flower arrangement

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 Canes fastened with plastic bottles

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 16:11

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 A lovely cream Californian Poppy

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 A happy mix - non of my doing, they just want to be like that

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 Sunflowers sown by birds from hulled sunflower seeds

Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 08:26

Sorry, should have typed 'done so'

Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 08:26

Have just dine so Mike

border plant decision time - Leylandii backdrop !!

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 21:42

Come on marky give us a break we can't recommend anything till we know the weather and soil conditions you are dealing with, so you have to give us a rough idea of where your garden is located.

Talkback: Dealing with bindweed

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 21:39

It sounds wonderful; but then I don't have munchkins in my garden

Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 21:35

So I have to be here from 7a.m. to 7p.m. for them to collect. Have been out with Nut for most of the day, at a BBQ this pm so will repack the thing at 6.30 am 2morrow

Horticultural Films

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 21:32

Lyn; War and Peas; brilliant

Large plant needed for balcony, help appreciated!

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 11:02

Ben, hope you can survive us meddling matchmakers Have a wonderful time on Saturday!

Discussions started by artjak

Master Composters need your support

Vote for us 
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Last Post: 11/11/2014 at 10:29

Gariguettes Strawberry

Has anyone grown them? 
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Last Post: 04/11/2014 at 10:50

Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Last Post: 20/10/2014 at 16:18

Slow cookers

Any advice welcome 
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Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 22:48

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Apple Day

Info about this 
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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 12:47

Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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Last Post: 25/10/2014 at 20:20

Weed Killer and compost bins

A response to a thread I can't find 
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Last Post: 12/09/2014 at 18:51

Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
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Last Post: 11/09/2014 at 21:31

Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 09:01

Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2014 at 18:51

Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
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Last Post: 04/08/2014 at 20:32

ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 16:42

Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 19:55

Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 30/07/2014 at 09:23

Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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