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Posted: 04/05/2014 at 08:32

Great pot - whos ever it is

Just waved off littlest chicklet with a rucksack that weighs a ton.  Surgically removed her phone too - the most testing part of the challenge..

More tea required and then the garden beckons.  Pulled up 200 oak saplings from my flower beds yesterday (i counted - it was therapeutic) - about 1000 left to go. Hate acorns

Lobelia for wedding at end of May

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 10:45

I wouldn't worry about getting them flowering too early - once they start, they go on and on without a break.  So if it was me i would bring them into a GH, or the lightest indoor place you can find, to hurry them along a bit.  Good luck, and enjoy the wedding


Posted: 03/05/2014 at 09:46

Three whole days stretch before me .... Very happy chicky.  About to go and unfleece the GH - think we escaped frost too.

OH has half built his dry stone wall - looking great.  Littlest chicklet has DofE camping trip tomorrow and Monday, which will require some taxi-ing ...... But other than that, the garden awaits my undivided attention

......the good guys

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 09:42

Parkers have just replaced a wintersuckle I bought from them in January which failed to come into leaf.  No quibbles, and replacement looks very healthy - so thought I should put in a good word for them


Posted: 02/05/2014 at 20:03

Oh, so much more than a swing Archie

Just in, got a lot of catching up to do on here - good job theres a long weekend to do it


Posted: 01/05/2014 at 07:09

Best go fill it up before I leave then - give them their weetabix for the day


Posted: 01/05/2014 at 06:57

Morning Dove - enjoy your lunch.  Hope the horses are soon secured Lizzie, and that MrsG's head/cold have improved.

More rain here, but sun in the end yesterday .... Good growing weather again.  Birds managed to empty the bird feeder in a record 4 hours yesterday (i was working at home, so saw it go down from 1-5pm).  Are they feeding chicks already i wonder, or just getting themselves ready?

No to everyone who asks for donations ? Do you agree or disagree with this ?

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 20:47

Frimley waitrose does the green token thing others have mentioned - often its for school/scouts/guides etc.  

......the good guys

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 19:44

Crocus fan here too

create meadow?

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 19:05

And all as a result of recommendations from you in autumn 2012 Nut.  You have a devoted pupil

Discussions started by chicky

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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Last Post: 04/10/2014 at 18:15

Plant ID - blue flowers

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Last Post: 10/09/2014 at 09:08

Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Last Post: 09/09/2014 at 23:48

Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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Last Post: 25/08/2014 at 08:56

Shrub id

Any ideas 
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Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 19:51

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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Last Post: 18/04/2014 at 08:33

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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Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

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