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Latest posts by chicky

Astrantia major

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 10:26

That sort are spring bloomers yarrow - looks like you have flower buds already 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 10:18

Just been for a wander with my camera - here is how it is shaping up in a rather damp corner of southeast England ...



Posted: 26/04/2014 at 10:05

Sorry Mrs G - don't think they are sweet peas either - cosmos maybe?  Sweetpeas come up as bright green shoots, with quite a lot of leaf early on.

Sorry - should have said morning all.  Damp here, but not actually raining, so just been round the garden with the camera - its growing a mile a minute at the moment.  If i get a break between the showers i will get some more plants in the ground.

Hazel hurdles arrived yesterday - getting them up will be tomorrows task - i will be spirit level holder ......

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 22:49

Matt - looks like an Angelique tulip to me - one of my favourites, comes up year after year


Posted: 25/04/2014 at 22:36

Woody - you must catch the repeat of GW on Sunday morning - not only erythroniums, but alpines galore at the botanic gardens in Edinburgh.  Saw it, and thought of you


Posted: 25/04/2014 at 20:25

Have a great, profitable plant sale Woody.  And remember that if you have any unsold at the end of the day, the "plants for flooded gardens" thread can probably help take them off your hands

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 19:41

What a great sight


Posted: 25/04/2014 at 18:07

Hope you pick a good tree AWB.  Its a lovely way to remember friends


Posted: 25/04/2014 at 17:53

Wintersong - i am sorry to say i keep a diary of when all my favourite plants come out (i know, i should get out more) - this year is a good month to 6 weeks ahead of 2013 ..... But 2013 was very late.  No roses blooming here - but buds visible


Punkdoc - i got 3 visits round Madrid Art galleries, without one cross word or raised eyebrow, in exchange for our night at the Bernebeu.  Good deal methinks

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 17:47

It is fantastic that these national companies are helping out in this way.  Nut's right - we can do the growing, but its all for nowt if we can't get the plants to where they are needed.  So a big thank you for helping us make it all come together  - who said big companies were faceless ?  They need to read this to find out how wrong they are

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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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Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

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