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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 12:50

What lovely clean stones - not a welly footprint in sight.  Wish my WiP's looked as good as that !  We favour the bombsite look (for many, many months) followed by the big reveal  OH has watched too many makeover shows ......


Posted: 30/04/2014 at 07:21

If you have enough fleece i would do the lot - can't harm can it


Posted: 30/04/2014 at 07:19

Morning Dove

Morning Clari.  Know.     The.      Feeling     


Posted: 30/04/2014 at 07:03

Morning all!

Impressive plant list Lizzie.  I have given up growing my own salvia farinacea from seed - i can't get them to flower before end August.  But you have reminded me I need to get to the GC to get them as bedding plants that I can bring on in the GH til June.  Deer don't eat them, so they form the backbone of my patio pots, along with isotoma.

Let us know how the alpine plans progress Woody.

Misty here - but that keeps the frost at bay.  Still forecasting the icy stuff from Friday night onwards, so have my GH defences at the ready


Posted: 29/04/2014 at 23:07

I have Nymans recorded - one for tomorrow, when i can keep my eyes open.  Lily - it is the last one of the "Great British gardens in time" series - tues 9pm on BBC4.  However, think it is repeated at some unearthly hour too, so you still have chance to record it. The others in the series (Dixter, Stowe and Biddulph) have been excellent.

Nymans is your home turf too


Posted: 29/04/2014 at 21:59

Snooker isn't sport 


Posted: 29/04/2014 at 21:55

Woody - your garden is looking wonderful - thanks Ggirl for sharing the pics.  Particularly love the camassias - and pleased to see your wildflower patch is thriving.  What has happened to the "alpine roundabout" plan?

mrsG - great arches - they will look wonderful wherever they end up - and clothed with flowers they will be even better.

Lizzie - your GH looks a bit like mine - getting a bit full !  I have permanent staging down one side - high grade stainless steel tables which were once work-canteen catering prep tables from OH's work, that were going in the skip.  He got permission to rescue them  Similarly our woodsheds, which were the old bicycle shelters, similarly destined for the skip.  Mr Chicky loves a spot of recycling ...... Sometimes gives the place a slightly Steptoe look, but i go with it, and mostly it works

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 21:44

Oooh - i love it when a plan comes together.  Well done Nut.

Assignations with strangers in car parks ...... Feels like I am in a James Bond film.  


Posted: 29/04/2014 at 20:58

Lily - can't help on Dogwood, but it was me with the potted acer tips, which go like this ......

apparently acer roots like to touch the edge of their pots, so if you pot up more than a size at a time they put so much effort into growing roots to reach the edge of the new pot that they often expire in the process.  So the nursery lady gave me instructions about moving from 2 litre, to 3 litre, to 5 litre to 7 litre - and in year 4 you can release them into the ground.  Any repotting should be done before July, for the same reason - so they have plenty of time to grow said roots.  So far, I am slavishly following her instructions, and have a set of very healthy acers.

Off for my tea now - will pop back later for a catch up on all those lovely photos


Posted: 29/04/2014 at 06:53

Love all your plant pics Gardengirl - your raised beds look great, and so do your pots. Will any of the WW plants make it to the station?

So misty here cannot see across the garden.  Still, good weather for growing - which is what everything is visibly doing.

I want a hedgehog !!  (Said in Violet Beauregard fashion - a highbrow literary reference to keep Forkers on their toes)

Lizzie - glad you enjoyed your trip - rotten about catching a cold to spoil it a bit.  I was in Windsor on Friday too, and the rain was biblical

Discussions started by chicky

Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Anyone know a good one? 
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Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

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