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jparkers

Posted: Today at 10:48

Just to pass on a good report for J Parkers (who I have seen criticism of on here before).  I ordered a winter honeysuckle from them in February.  By early this month it was obvious it was not going to burst into bud - and was a dead stick.  I wrote and told them, sent a photo, and have just had an email to say a replacement is on its way.  So well done to them, and credit where credit's due

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: Today at 10:36

I should have about 100 x 9cm pots, ready by end May/early June.  I'll try and use the square pots as they pack more easily.

I live near Guildford, and work in Windsor, so could easily get them to the A3, M3 (fleet services), M4, or M40 (beaconsfield area).

Break23 had offered to take my plants if I could get them to Worthing, but not sure what their next step would be from there - feels a bit like i would be moving them further away from their destination!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Today at 10:28

Gardengirl - handstands essential.  If you click on the pics they put themselves the right way.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Today at 09:38

Thanks for the comments - will pass them on!  Trellis stays unpainted, wouldn't know where to begin.

The little man guarding might be Verdun - he was bought from a roadside "whittler" in Austria a few years ago - but he was very cagey as to who he used as his model ....

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Today at 09:23

He has Fairy - 2 pairs of gates, some stepover apple frames and a sweetpea frame in construction.  Excuse the green netting - waiting for hazel hurdles to arrive.

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 Now need to wait for the beech hedges to grow and thicken up

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Today at 08:54

Morning

Sunshine here - forecast to last the day.  So much to do in the garden i don't know where to start.  I think a haphazard approach may be less daunting than a plan.

OH has nearly finished making our new (deer proofed) veg garden - its looking fab, and he has done it all from scratch himself.  Raised beds, new hedges planted, iron gates, GH moved in, trampoline moved out.  There are 8 fruit trees which we planted 4 years ago, when the plan was hatching, and they help to make it look established.  I am very proud

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: Today at 08:46

Lovely 

2014

Posted: Today at 08:40

Lovely, Marion.  Great Easter display.  Love the colours of that heuchara especially.

Morning Glory

Posted: Today at 08:36

Just to add.... I grew these last year and i did pinch them out - i had sowed too early and they were getting in a right tangle inside, and i knew i shouldn't plant them outside til June.  It didn't do them any harm and they flowered well for me

Cap on soil

Posted: Today at 08:33

Thanks again - will attack some of it today

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Cap on soil

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Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

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Best dogwoods for stem colour

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Good Berries

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No flowers on gladioli

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Camellia - yellow leaves

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Plants to identify - grasses and some sort of monster

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catalpas---digging-out

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Rose "The Fairy"

 
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