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Posted: 06/09/2015 at 09:20

Morning all, and a big welcome to Gertie and Gummer

I know Beauly,Fairy (but only because it is one end of a new, and highly fought over, high voltage, electricity transmission line ....I really should get out more).  Hope squirrel nutkin appears for you.

We are taking my uncle to the Leckford water gardens today - only open on the first Sunday of the month, so we have timed it perfectly.  Will take some pics.  Have been before and it is lovely - part of the John Lewis estate, near Stockbridge.  Nice cafe and plant centre too

Hope everyone else has a sunny Sunday .....its glorious here  (at last)



Posted: 05/09/2015 at 21:43

Welcome back Panda - and well done too. What lovely news at last

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 05/09/2015 at 21:40

Berghill - enjoyed my stroll round your garden as much as usual.  Your rowans are beautiful Especially liked the pink berried one

Show Time!

Posted: 05/09/2015 at 19:40

Congratulations Tootles. What a lot of work you put into it.  Hope you are enjoying your well earned bubbles

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 05/09/2015 at 15:53

Hate jelly too plus always felt sorry for the poor blancmange bunny when he was decapitated sensitive soul, moi.

Glad you have lovely birthdays now RB

Gorgeous shed and new beds Beau - some lovely plants in there.  Is the wavy pink one a scabious?  Keep meaning to tell you, your sedums are going from strength to strength - have taken cuttings and now have quite a big patch of them

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 05/09/2015 at 10:37

Lovely flower pics RB and Lesley.  Your borders are to die for Lyn - you must be so pleased

Big fan of that scabious here too.  Could I put my name on the waiting list for any spare seeds please


Posted: 05/09/2015 at 09:11

Had an impromptu trip up to London yesterday evening.  OH had taken the Chicklets up for the day - museum visiting - so I suddenly decided to down tools late afternoon and met them for the evening. fun times.  We wandered round Chinatown and Covent Garden, and finished up with a Wagamamas in Leicester Square.  Ended up being back quite late now I must whizz around like a whirling dervish preparing guest room etc ...,.DD is so much better at these things than me

Bon voyage to Fairy and Lizzie .......have a lovely time both


Posted: 04/09/2015 at 08:25

LilyP - foxgloves are Pam's split.  I have grown some from seed myself too.  Had a great display this year (slightly by chance) so am trying to recreate it for next year


Forum trip to Kathy Brown's garden near Bedford

Posted: 04/09/2015 at 08:17

I am very tempted. Have provisionally booked the day off work, but we could be pretty busy round that time, so might not be able to take it.  Fingers crossed and I'll be there


Posted: 04/09/2015 at 08:07

Morning all - slightly later start this morning ......but only one more day of graft, and then its the weekend.  Have my uncle coming to stay ......he's a big gardener, so Wisley will feature somewhere

Have a wonderful holiday with your girls Fairy - hope the weather is kind to you, and (more importantly) you have lots of giggles.

just had an arrival of plant plugs (block your ears Verdun, I know you disapprove) - some agastache and some foxgloves will all need potting up today - hope they will make good strong plants for next year.

Discussions started by chicky

Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

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Strange flower buds - ID??

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Love lies bleeding from seed

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Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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Gardening on TV

A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
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More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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Jasmin - officinale or trachelspermum??

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How big are vine weevil grubs?

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Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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Getting rid of brambles

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Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Tree id

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Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Plant ID - blue flowers

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