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Posted: 21/04/2014 at 19:43

Welcome back Wintersong.  Dove, pond is really looking good.  

Glad the first arch is in place MrsG.

Spent a happy day pricking out seedlings - cosmos, agastache, delphs, rudbeckias, chillies and cucumbers.  GH benches are now groaning. Made sure none went to waste this year (a lot are Somerset bound), so have a lot more than usual ...... Watering will be a bit of a marathon


Posted: 21/04/2014 at 11:06

Not an expert Mrs G, but they don't look like any sweetpeas i have ever grown - are you sure you have the right pots ??

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 10:59

Mrs G - we grew a wisteria in a pot for about ten years because we were training it into a standard - it did fine, and flowered well.  It was liberated into the garden a couple of years ago, but is still kept pruned as a tree shape - covered in flower buds now.  Here it is - will post again in a couple of weeks when the flowers come out


Rambling roses and conifers

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 10:38

Sounds like a good idea to me.  David Austin has good info on roses - the most vigourous ramblers i know are rambling rector, pauls himalayan musk and kiftsgate.

Growing in tea bags

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 10:34

I read it like Lyn - there is no tea involved.  They are using the fabric they make teabags out of to form temporary plant pots, and you then plant the whole thing in the ground.  Means no plastic or polystyrene needed.

Walnut tree and climbing rose

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 10:21

I thought walnut trees did something to the soil around them that stopped other plants growing (although i might have got that wrong).  


Posted: 21/04/2014 at 10:18

Morning All.  Last day of freedom before work tomorrow.  Will prick out all my seedlings and pot on those that i did a couple of weeks ago - a GH day.  Weather nice after yesterday's drenching, so expect to see plants visibly growing today.

How about a couple of flowering shrubs, as well as perennials, to give your long, bare border some structure, Blackest??


Posted: 20/04/2014 at 23:12

Caught up OL - see where you are coming from now.  No Daniel Craig here.... More football to be watched


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Posted: 20/04/2014 at 22:59

Quick post from me - too late to catch up, but will do so in the morning.  Lovely day with family (Dad, Sister, BIL, nephew and nieces) - lots of laughs.  Rain cleared away in time for an afternoon walk, which made room for another meal .  Easter Bunny was forced indoors, but caused excitement and giggles just the same.  Love days like today

Discussions started by chicky

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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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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Last Post: 25/08/2014 at 08:56

Shrub id

Any ideas 
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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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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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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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Best dogwoods for stem colour

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