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Pleased to have a new garden visitor.

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 20:38

Yes, a baby one - how exciting - they keep their red heads for the whole summer.  We get them here, and it is still a thrill every time we spot them.  Love their "loopy" flight pattern too

Dwarf Delphiniums

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 20:29

Wills - i grow delphiniums from seed - start off in a windowsill propagator in Feb, pot on to pots in unheated GH in April, and then keep them growing in pots for the whole of their first year (mostly so i can keep an eye on them), and plant out in following spring.  Here is one of my babies in its third year ....

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52301.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 So worth persevering

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 20:20

Knew i would miss something .....Stacey - glad you had a good day, but sorry it was not as good as before.... What did you think of the gardens?  I don't normally buy lots at shows - prefer to take leaflets and then mail order.  Having said that, i did come home with an agastache and three crocosmia (named AnnieMarie - HAD to have them!!) this year - hope they do well.  It must be a stressful experience being a plant at a show

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 19:53

Ggirl - your compost bin names made me laugh

John - good to see you back after your epic journey - garden is looking spectacular with all those nasturtiums

potted up my "free" clematis that arrived yesterday, and all my new delphiniums are now in monster pots.  I think they would get lost if I planted them out now, so will keep them in pots and wait ti spring, when they will have a fighting chance of growing up with everything else.

just had a power cut, so am posting something i wrote a couple of hours ago - its probably all out of sequence, so apologies if there has been news i have not commented on

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 12:17

Bought a 10 pack of seeds from Eagles at HC this week - didn't realise they were the bees knees

Any tips on how to tackle a greenfly infestation on sweetpea flowers?? I have moved one of the bird feeders over in the hope that the bluetits will find them, but there are a lot there

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 10:23

Sounds like a good day planned OL

Is it just me, or is the forum super slow for others today

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 10:21

Ooops - got my days mixed up  Well ditto for Saturday then

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 10:15

Hope you have a wonderful time - its a great garden.  My favourite bit is the view of the stripy lighthouse through the hedge - probably because there are so many gorgeous plants to choose from that its impossible to pick one out.

hope Friday is fine, but not too hot.  And remember the camera.  Maybe Artjak can sweet talk another coach driver

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 10:08

Thanks Dove - its taken a few years, but it makes it all the more special if its one of your own babies

Heres a couple of my patio pots too - as you can see, i always seem to gravitate to the blues

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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 09:52

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52260.jpg?width=276&height=350&mode=max

 

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 Thats my flower borders this morning, and below is my red corner, and a hydrangea that i grew from a cutting flowering for the first time

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52263.jpg?width=276&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52264.jpg?width=276&height=350&mode=max

 

Discussions started by chicky

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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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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Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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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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Last Post: 12/05/2014 at 19:15

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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Last Post: 15/04/2014 at 07:29

TV gardening programmes

A reminder 
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Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 19:16

When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

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