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Autumn is very near

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 20:02

Love Hardy - dripping beeches and drops on gatebars - genius

But i am still picking sweetpeas, so refuse to contemplate A'*%#^m yet.

PS will be very sad if that vote goes the wrong way too

New Rudbeckia and Echinacea plants query

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 19:52

I would pot up and leave in a cold frame or cold GH once the weather gets a bit colder - both can be a bit borderline hardy, so i would want them a bit older and tougher before they face their first winter.  Then plant out next spring.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 19:47

Evening all.  Just in, slumped on sofa.... waiting for Monty-time .... taxi duties later

Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 06:59

Only 2 more sleeps

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 06:50

Morning all And especially Spike

Not sure about this Indian Summer - we have been in permanent cloud here for the past few days

Hope Dove's new laptop is sorted out soon ..... we miss you

Steve - boiled fruitcakes are easy, store well and are not fussy about a reliable oven.  I have a recipe passed down from my grandmother, but its not in my head.  Let me know if you can't find one on the internet and I'll send it over.  Its mostly butter, mixed fruit and some flour cooked in a saucepan, then baked for a couple of hours on a very low heat.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 22:21

Here's a card for Spike

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/58733.jpg?width=332&height=350&mode=max

 Glad Dad is home Fidget - even if that means new challenges.  And glad you are home too Lesley - been away a while.

Something has been eating my chillies and toms...

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 21:46

We have mice eating peppers, chillis and aubergines - but seem to leave the tomatoes alone.  However we do have climbing slugs, which are partial to red toms

Camera Corner

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 21:40

Love Winkworth Lily - not far from us.  Your pictures really capture the spirit of the place.  Its spectacular in autumn too

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 06:48

Just seen the news - hope our Sheffield forumites aren't near enough to be affected by the smoke.  We sometimes get heath fires round here, and the smoke spreads for miles - have had the girls kept in at school before now.  Take care up there

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 06:37

Morning  

sorry to see our Andy lost (maybe I should hijack the football thread)

3 more sleeps til our Wisley outing, and the weather forecast is still good

Have a great holiday Lizzie 

Discussions started by chicky

Plant ID - blue flowers

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Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Last Post: 09/09/2014 at 23:48

Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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Shrub id

Any ideas 
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Wildflower id

Blue flowers like a forget me not 
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Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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TV gardening programmes

A reminder 
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When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

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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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Cuttings from sedum "autumn joy"

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Camellia - yellow leaves

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