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Posted: 08/07/2016 at 08:07

We're all thinking of you Pdoc ......such a nightmare.  Hang on in there.

Which cosmos is this if it is?

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 10:34

Probably my camera wakeshine - its pretty red in the flesh.  I sow Cosmos seeds on a windowsill in mid March/early April - they are pretty easy, so long as you pinch them out a lot to stop them getting leggy

Gardens we have visited 2016

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 10:23

This was lovely - the peonies in the water feature were swirling round gently

one of the smaller gardens was enchanting

and a very very dark iris caught my eye

Gardens we have visited 2016

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 10:15

Not really a garden visit, but went to Hampton Court Flower show on Tuesday. Had a lovely day - here are some pics of my favourite bits

Love the chimneys

Henry VIII interpreted through the medium of sedums

The Dogs Trust garden was my favourite

all purples and yellows

the scrum of people at the end were watching Monty and Joe strut their stuff in front of the cameras. When there were no cameras around it felt far less busy than in previous years

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Marker Pens that Work

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 09:58

Herbaceous - the ones I have are double ended - medium nib on one end, and fine on the other.

Which cosmos is this if it is?

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 08:30

Here are mine - starting to flower now

Which cosmos is this if it is?

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 07:02

Looks like Rubenza to me - have grown it from seed for the first time here, and it is a lovely deep maroon colour - really pleased with it

Marker Pens that Work

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 06:59

Like Sophie, I use sharpies - you can get them in fine nib size too


Posted: 06/07/2016 at 06:50

Morning Dove - its a lovely morning here too - just been and watered my pots  The rain has done that for me over the last couple of weeks

Last day at college for littlest Chicklet - so my last day of rushing to catch a train until mid September. Will still have to get myself to work, but the odd minute delay here and there won't hurt any more


Posted: 05/07/2016 at 22:26

I was there Fairy - just ducked when the cameras pointed in our direction 

I was at my one and only Wimbledon final (in row ZZZ) the year Andre beat Goran in 5 sets was fantastic.  Me and Mum shouted ourselves hoarse.  We were delighted that Agassi won - but I also cried many years later when Ivanisevic finally won his own title.  Love Wimbledon

Hampton Court was lovely lovely.  Will load some pics on here tomorrow.

Discussions started by chicky

Gardens we have visited 2017

A place to share our latest gardening days out ๐Ÿ˜€ 
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Beth Chatto Garden Festival

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Planning a trip - any tips? 
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Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

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Last Post: 12/11/2016 at 15:58

Grass ID

Does anyone know what type of grass this is? 
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Last Post: 03/09/2016 at 16:43

Remedial pruning a Group 2 clematis

What to do and when? 
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Gardens we have visited 2016

Pictures of our garden outings 
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Hellebores - black spot?

All my hellebores have distorted leaves๐Ÿ™„ 
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Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

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Strange flower buds - ID??

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Love lies bleeding from seed

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Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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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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