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Britain's best gardens / Britain's garden revival

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 09:24

I enjoyed all the gardening programmes, even when I'm criticising them! Loved the roses and Rachel did visit David Austin too. I, too, had seen some of the gardens before. I said to OH that Joe Swift made a mistake about Virginia Creeper. The one he showed was the better behaved one. The true VC has divided leaves and here it is a pest. The No. 1 in best gardens, all weather, had too many evergreen shrubs clipped into neat shapes for my liking and not enough flowers. But people all have different tastes.

It's my birthday

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 09:14



Posted: 07/01/2015 at 22:00

I love Dahlias. Were they single, double, spiky, what colour?

South Facing Garden

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 21:58

There are lots of annuals that you can buy as plug plants or sow from seed that like sun and are showy and colourful. But the answer to summer sun is not to let the soil or compost dry out. I live in Dordogne where it can get very hot in summer and I grow a lot of flowers in pots, petunias, rudbeckias, salvias, snapdragons, verbena, diascia, French marigolds, pelargoniums etc, but I water them every day or two.

In the flower beds Dahlias, agastache, perennial salvias, gaillardias and penstemons are bright and showy and flower over some time.

I don't know about a dog poo wormery, not appealing for me!


Posted: 07/01/2015 at 21:47

Congratulations Alan! Big baby for a first one. Well done his Mummy.

Watched programme about puppies. Better results than yesterday, quite moving seeing how much the disabled girl improved in her own mobility through the training of her dog and how well the dog was doing.


Posted: 07/01/2015 at 18:20

Spent the afternoon mending electric fences. The horses are wearing rugs and seem to blunder into the fences at night, perhaps the rugs stop the shock, never seems to happen in summer.

It's my birthday

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 13:08

Happy birthday Gemma. Keep warm and hope the cold stays at bay. x


Posted: 07/01/2015 at 09:08

Morning all. Just off to see Son 2 and baby, see you later.

Help! Weeds, weeds and more weeds!

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 22:44

As Dave says, hand weeding is the answer. Gardens always need weeding, especially to start with. Once weed seeds have got in they will germinate, but eventually, after regular weeding there will be far fewer of them and the original plants will be bigger and stronger and will help push weeds out of the way.

Can anyone complete the gap in the sequence (English garden)

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 22:38

Sorry, Poddington said gladiolus.

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Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

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What tree has a flower like this?

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Are there seeds that don't like very cold storage?

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weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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Gardener's World and the average gardener

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Gardens we Have Visited 2014

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Garden Gallery 2014

photos of our gardens 
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Does anyone recognise this cactus like plant?

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Thank you to Tech team

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Changing avator picture

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Trouble typing on some of the threads

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Gardens we have visited 2013

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no emails as well as small text

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Cleaning greenhouses

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