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Posted: 04/07/2014 at 06:59

Ooops, missed the exit sign 


Posted: 04/07/2014 at 06:58

Morning all - important points to ponder on this morning.  Problems are huge, but i always have the optimism that innovation and technology will change the nature of the problem before it gets to a tipping point - thereby creating a new set of problems to challenge us.  Never underestimate human ingenuity  And now i must put my innovative head on, and get to those salt mines and solve some tricky conundrums

One more day, and then i get my first weekend in the garden for 3 weeks.  long list ....




Posted: 03/07/2014 at 22:43

Snap Clari  Its Mr Chicky's birthday on Monday - he has remembered to take the day off and we are going to London to watch the Tour de France whizz through as his bday treat

Will be thinking of you tomorrow morning - whatever happens, we know you'll make the best of it.

OH came home from work with a brugmansia a colleague gave him .... Will be needing care tips soon!

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 22:31

Beautiful !  Is it a special pot one?  Great to have flowers all the way down

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 06:58

We thought that Woody - it was fantastic to see that explosion of roses in June, but you would never do it in your own garden as there would only be one short season with anything to look at.  However, lovely that someone else does it for us to enjoy - we don't have to look at it the rest of the year


Posted: 03/07/2014 at 06:40

Morning all

snoodle - all my agapanthus are in pots that i bring into an unheated GH for the winter.  As woody says, i think it is keeping them dry that is more important than the cold.  We have clay soil.  My Dad has sandy soil and they grow in his garden, without protection, like (very pretty) weeds.

Woody - enjoy Hampton Court next week - we are going on the Weds - fingers crossed for no rain !!

Nasal Polyp OP

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 23:07

With you Fishy - its our job to worry.  Hope she makes a very speedy recovery

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 22:56

Lovely pics of Hever - particularly the one of the sky reflected in the lake.  Fascinating place, considering what happened to Anne Boleyn next

Visited Mottisfont at the weekend - loved it, but only managed 2 pics before the rain came down


Growing Roses

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 07:33

Yviestevie - I was also going to suggest St Swithun with Mortimer Sackler .... But Dove beat me to it - so a double recommendation there !  Although i love Shropshire Lad I find that it only really goes with white ... its too peachy to work with other pinks.   Our old friend Gertrude also works as a climber 


Posted: 01/07/2014 at 06:43

Morning Dove and snoodle

And great to hear from you Woody - sounds like there is loads going on in your garden at the moment.

Will be away with work for the next few days, so there won't be much garden news to update you with ..... hopefully next weekend normal service will be resumed.  Hope OH remembers to water 

Discussions started by chicky

How big are vine weevil grubs?

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Plant ID - blue flowers

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Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Anyone know a good one? 
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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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