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Posted: 30/04/2015 at 09:40
Thanks Verd - might try and get the pinched shoots to root - I'm getting close to creating a drift


Posted: 30/04/2015 at 07:13

Quick question .... Got agastache cuttings growing well in the GH - single stems getting quite tall .....should I pinch them out ??


Posted: 30/04/2015 at 06:42

Morning all

Really enjoyed Monty Very entertaining but interesting too.  Think OH enjoyed it too. 

And now, after that little bit of midweek gardening excitement ......its back to the grindstone


Posted: 29/04/2015 at 06:52

Morning peeps.  Glad you popped in OL - a compost scoop is a wonderful thing (and I mean that sincerely).

out to see Monty Don tonight  - finally got tickets for a theatre near me (thanks to Topbird and Lily for alerting me to the possibility).  I guess it might have been made possible by the snooker bumping GW off the schedules this Friday .....they say every cloud has a silver lining

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 21:29

Just Googled MrsG - you are absolutely right to call her Pamela.  But she seems to respond better when she gets called Barbara ......maybe try that next year, along with the BFB

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 21:13

Oh MrsG, you have just made me laugh out loud (a true lol).  

Not a Babs Jackman expert, but perhaps you could try some clematis food to help her along for next year? or maybe she is sulking because you keep calling her Pam

It's my birthday

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 21:06

Happy Birthday OL, BtG and oneof7

Plenty of cake here already, so here's something to go with it


"The Blues"

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 20:57

 A blue for all seasons .....definitely my favourite colour flower


Posted: 28/04/2015 at 20:30

Just catching up, so more warm words from me Hosta - it is a stunning garden in a majestic setting.  I can almost hear the birds tweeting from here.  

Nice that there's still plenty to work on too - nothing like the satisfaction of a good project!  We were talking about this the other week, how if money was limitless we could get people in to dig ponds, lay paths, build steps and walls, and finish our garden project in one go. But then we would miss out on all the fun of doing it gradually ourselves, and the real sense of connection that comes with it.  I love looking at things thinking "OH built that, and I held the spirit level"( Never underestimate the importance of my contribution)


Posted: 28/04/2015 at 06:43

Morning all.  Sunshine but no frost today.  yesterday's took its toll though - one brown magnolia and a strange burnt orange pieris.  Still, we had a good 3week display this year, so can't complain.  Bit more concerned about the unseen damage, as i have some wisteria about to flower and a load of fruit trees in blossom.  Hey, ho, go with the flow

Discussions started by chicky

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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Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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Shrub id

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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