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Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 08:31

Actually, I didn't even notice that Monty was crumpled.  I think he's dead cool.  Don't ever change, Monty!  Well your clothes, now and again perhaps ...

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 08:02

Must say, I've been really interested in the features about gardening for physical and mental health.  Just confirms what we gardeners have been saying for decades about the benefits of growing veggies and flowers.

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 07:59

I like Monty's casual style.  Some people just can't do suits and ties.  Wouldn't look right ... wouldn't be comfortable ... wouldn't be themselves.  I'm referencing my own OH here!  And it wouldn't make any difference if OH had to meet royalty ... Oops, better not go there again ... Verdun, where are you!

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 22:03

Thanks David.  OH's work.  Are you really in Nevada, USA?  That must present some gardening challenges.  But you have a stunningly beautiful garden.  Love it!

Thanks for the encouragement Wintersong and Maureen.  I will look up the varieties of tulips and post them, Maureen.  Can't remember off the top of my head but they are mostly from Sarah Raven.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 21:21

What fabulous photos, everyone.  Finally going to risk a few of my own.  We've made some progress with our neglected garden project over the last 2 years.  Lots more to do over the next few years.

 New path and one side of patio completed.  Other side still to be finished.  


Posted: 19/05/2015 at 22:27

I would recommend Japanese wineberries.  They look good, taste great And are easy to grow.  Freeze well too.

Advice about fig

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 22:45

Thanks Dove and Ceres.  Given what you said I decided to ask advice from the Garden Centre that I bought the fig from and they exchanged it for one with leaves.  Result! Thanks.

Advice about fig

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 11:16

Yes, Dove, I have watered it little and often but kept it fairly dry.  I thought that was right but maybe not.  I will water a bit more now.  Does yours have leaves already?

Advice Neede Please

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 10:43

Thanks so much Edd.  Much appreciated.  I will be planting one of your recommended varieties this  Autumn.  I really am a convert to autumn planting.  Thanks

Advice about fig

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 10:41

i have a new fig which I have had for a little while but because I havent decided it's final growing place, it's still in the pot.  I've become worried about it because it's the middle off May and it  looks like a brown twig with no life in it.  It has 2 small brownish buds but they have not changed their appearance in weeks. I have it indoors at the moment. Does it sound as if I should  be concerned Or is it going to spring into life at any moment?

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Advice about fig

Does anyone grow figs 
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Advice Neede Please

Flowering Shallots 
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Mature Plum Tree

No leaves or flowers 
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How early can they be planted out 
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Daffodil bulbs

Lots of my dad bulbs are coming up blind 
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Early Potatoes

Is it too early? 
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Pinch out clematis 
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Old Compos

What do folks do with old compost? 
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Seed Sowing Time Yet?

Still holding back but weakening 
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Cobaea Scandens

They've germinated. What next? 
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Big Allotment Challenge

Who Will Win? 
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Nest Box Camera

Has anyone bought one? 
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Greenhouse cleaning

What do people use 
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Apricots and Figs

Advice needed 
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Roses Help Needed

Pruning advice 
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