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Posted: Today at 20:29

Chicklet flies the nest.  Am very happy for her, but might have a little sob in private

pink papaver problem

Posted: Today at 20:26

We've had a lot of rain Emma, so would think that is your problem.  Its also quite late in the year for oriental poppies to be flowering - they are normally a May feature.  I would cut back the whole flower stem to the base.  You'll probably get a wonderful display next year


Posted: Today at 20:23

  Will need you guys here with the kleenex come Sept 20th

Talkback: How to ripen late tomatoes

Posted: Today at 20:20

Only 116 shopping days til Christmas

They were having this very discussion on GQT this Friday afternoon.  Panel were divided between removing all leaves, and leaving some on to carry on the important photosynthesising which powers the plant.  Conclusion seemed to be to remove leaves shading the trusses, but leave others on for now.  CB was on the panel, and did not volunteer his upside down method yet .....maybe later


Posted: Today at 20:13

Went on Friday, back tomorrow .....plenty of time to generate muddy laundry.  Expect your plump beetle is asleep happily somewhere now

hydrangea - is it dead?

Posted: Today at 20:10

Our deer avoid hydrangeas - think they are poisonous to them.  Not sure about rabbits.  You could try protecting it with an upturned hanging basket until it gets going?

Camera Corner

Posted: Today at 20:07

Love that moon. Very moody somehow


Posted: Today at 20:02

What a wonderful view Fairy. Lifts the spirits doesn't it

had my snooze .....glad to know it was good for me Steve309.  Now about to pour a glass of SB - which is less so......but feel I deserve it. Waiting for the forecast downpours to arrive ....and thinking of Chicklet in her tent.....or more accurately thinking of my poor washing machine


Posted: Today at 17:32

Back from glorious bike ride - i do love where we live  Went for coffee and cake in Alton, then wiggled back through Binstead, Selbourne and Kingsley.  Took a detour home past the Hostaman's garden, which is looking gorgeous, with lots of other things popping up in between his 3000 hostas. And now, time for a quick snooze


Posted: Today at 09:18

Wonderful Kathy ...what an array of colours

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Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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