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Proposal on the local gardening show!

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 12:41

Ooooo how lovely Many many congratulations

PS .....like his style

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 12:35

About to downlad my Archers omnibus Dove Rob is despicable, but it makes for compelling listening.  Got caught in hideous traffic on the way to work last week - so I played the podcast, and didn't even notice how late it was getting

Toolbar works fine using safari on my iPad .....but not on my iPhone - hasn't worked since 2013.  But all will soon be sorted, I am quietly confident

Sorry you're feelng rough Yvie.  Verd - lucky escape

Plant labels

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 10:46
I use a brother plant labeller for anything going in the garden (but scribble for seedlings in the greenhouse - the labelling tape is quite expensive so only use it for permanent plantings). Three years on there is no fading at all. But agree with topbird about the look - I am moving to black labels with white writing (brother do a tape for that too) - but it will be a gradual changeover

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 10:01

Wonder if Denns knows he's been papped

Pruning roses

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 09:42

Hi April rose. The bush rose will need pruning every year - I normally wait til March and cut everything down by 2/3rds.  Climbers need less attention when you are getting them started - just remove anything dead, or that is obviously growing in the wrong direction for your framework.  In later years you might need to prune one or two of the stems harder to avoid getting all your flowers at the top of the plant.

I'm afraid I don't grow patio roses - but others will be along soon to help you out with those

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 09:35

So sweet (the robin, that is)

Disappointingly grey here....no snow for us

Wondered whether you would get caught up in the lumiere thing Dove - but sounds like it made your day better

Spent yesterday with my foot up, reading a really good book.  Think a repeat performance will be required today to finish it.  And maybe a midday wander round the garden to see what's growing.

Snow frolics

Posted: 16/01/2016 at 15:38

Lovely pic LilyP.  No snow here, so thanks for sharing yours

Plant labels

Posted: 16/01/2016 at 09:06

There is also a big choice online - I have used Labels 'n' Things who were very good

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/01/2016 at 09:02

Morning all - enjoy your days everyone .....on the hills, in London, on a plane or just chillin'

No snow here but very hard frost.  OH and littlest chicklet were outside at 6am to see the space station go by - they are both back snoozing now

Mane taming for me later.  Would like to get out there walking, but think the ankle deserves another few days rest - so looks like it will be gardening mags for me instead

Camera Corner

Posted: 15/01/2016 at 21:17

Great photos Steephill.  We got tickets to walk through the tunnel just before it got opened to the traffic - think of that every time I drive through it

Interesting gardening fact about the old road...... The plan is to return it to heathland, so in the first season they planted thousands of heather plants....all of which died.  They scratched their heads and wondered why, since the soil is acidic and heather thrives in the area.  But then they tested the soil, and to their surprise, found it was alkaline.  Turns out that when they were repairing the road in the sixties, they had imported ballast that had been created when they carved out a road in nearby chalky Hampshire, and it had changed the characteristics of the soil in the strip of land where the road once was.  So back to the drawing board

Discussions started by chicky

Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

 
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Grass ID

Does anyone know what type of grass this is? 
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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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Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 18:37

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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