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Posted: 11/06/2016 at 10:53

That started out bold, but must have faded as I posted


Posted: 11/06/2016 at 10:52

Welcome home Dove. Glad you had such a good time.  If your holidays bring on weather like that, then can you please have lots more of them☀️☀️


Posted: 11/06/2016 at 09:39

Topbird - you must visit Kiftsgate - it is beautiful, in a frothy sort of way (whereas Hidcote is much more controlled) .......I enjoyed them both (probably Kiftsgate more), and wonderful to have such a contrast on the same day.  You might also get to see the eponymous rose in flower covers about 6 huge trees......Enjoy

Yvie too - have a wonderful garden visit in Kent and Sussex. You are visiting some gems.  If you find time on the way home (you'll need room in the boot) then seek out Marchants nursery - best selection of plants I've ever come across, plus a lovely display garden to boot.

Today is summer pots day. I've also started using the Secret Garden Club - great plants and amazing prices have some lythrum and some campanula to get in the ground.


Posted: 10/06/2016 at 22:34

Dewdrops - like you, I didn't have anyone who I could ask about gardening ......until I found this site  There are experts galore here, and now I have no question that goes unasked

Your garden is looking fabulous - keep those pictures coming

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 22:25

They look good and healthy .....very special

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 22:20

ps.....I want one

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 22:14

Love it Flowerlover  and Runny is right - it has echoes of my favourite Chelsea garden

Planting a Rambling Rector

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 08:04

Mackenzie kate - that is going to be spectacular. Can we have another photo when it is in full flower please ???

if you've got the space, then the rector can be glorious


Posted: 10/06/2016 at 07:57

Morning all

one more day til the weekend

Have grand plans to plant up all my summer pots, get the cosmos in the ground, and generally empty the GH ready for the tomatoes (which recovered from their dodgy start, and are now looking pretty healthy).

I saw the lady who lives in Columbine Cottage out gardening yesterday, so I stopped the car and went over to talk to her (think that might be slightly eccentric behaviour ).  Her aquilegias were also wiped out this year - she thought it was blight, or stray weedkiller from the council verges.  But when we compared the symptoms it was clear she was hit by this aquliegia gall midge too.  Seems little point in me going round removing buds to "break the cycle" if it is affecting the whole area.  Very sad.  On a plus point, the lady was lovely, and was very pleased that a random stranger stopped for a chat

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 23:39

....did it work

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Gardens we have visited 2017

A place to share our latest gardening days out 😀 
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Does anyone know what type of grass this is? 
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Remedial pruning a Group 2 clematis

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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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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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