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Gardens we have visited 2016

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 14:02

Couldn't resist a quick paddle PP - and thought I'd take a selfie whilst I was there 

My new favourite Clematis is 'Belle of Woking'. What Clematis makes you happy?

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 13:59

Daniel Deronda is one of my favourites

but they all make me smile 


Posted: 02/07/2016 at 13:30

I was born in Wales .....does that count .  

Rain has stopped - feels very strange to be sat on the sofa watching telly in daylight .....think I could get used to it.

Know exactly how you feel Tbird ....I have been angry for 8 days too.  And the behaviour in the last 3 has been nothing short of despicable.

Camera Talk

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 11:02

Sounds just perfect  don't like my wildlife mixed with too many people.  I'm very jealous - camping in Botswana has just gone on my must do list !!

Camera Talk

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 10:29

What brilliant photos. Looks like a trip to remember.  Love the sunset through the grasses the most, but the animals and birds are fantastic too.  Did you see many other people whilst you were there, or is it quite remote?

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Posted: 02/07/2016 at 10:12

Fairy - philadelphus is "virginal" ......scent is to die for, and pretty flowers too


Posted: 02/07/2016 at 10:07

Just done my bit for the Gove slapping slapometer. Helped my "happiness and resilience" no end, and came without an invoice

Gardens we have visited 2016

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 09:34

Went to Waterperry in Oxfordshire this week - weather was cloudy so pictures aren't great, but should give a flavour.  Loved it, and had the place almost to myself



Posted: 02/07/2016 at 09:20

Morning all

Dove - I believe its recommended to leave freshly delivered ironing board covers in a cool dark place for several days so they can acclimatise before you open them  Bit like hardening off plants

sunny here, but blustry (said Pooh).  Got the final lot of plants to pot on, a bit of pottering to do, and then some tennis to watch.  Was considering going up to People's Sunday, but all my usual playmates are away or busy

Loved Waterperry on Thursday - off to post some pictures now.  I have a new plant on my wishlist - Filapendula - and I now have a positive ID on my double, super scented philadelphus (brought from cuttings from my last garden).   They were filming there too, so will keep an eye open - one of the old former garden school pupils and the lady who designed the modern slavery garden at this years Chelsea.  But apart from that had the place to myself - it was bliss

Discussions started by chicky

Remedial pruning a Group 2 clematis

What to do and when? 
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Gardens we have visited 2016

Pictures of our garden outings 
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Hellebores - black spot?

All my hellebores have distorted leaves🙄 
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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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