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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 14:14

Lovely pics again - my favourite thread for passing the time (waiting for the "isolated shower" to go and isolate itself elsewhere).  My roses and delphiniums are my stars at the minute

 I love PINK roses!  Shropshire Lad, Mortimer Sackler and Constance Spry, in that order.

and then my delphiniums grown from seed 3 years ago - the best they have been


Shrub id

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 13:59

Will go check - once the heavens have finished opening


Posted: 14/06/2014 at 13:39

Ooooooh  I'd love a Molly the Witch and a pulsatilla if they have not been spoken for yet.  Unfortunately not much on offer from me - sent all my spares off to Somerset earlier in the week, and didn't think to hold any back.  Unless anyone would like a rudbeckia (indian summer or rustic dwarf) or a dahlia bishops children??

Shrub id

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 13:32

I have an unidentified shrub/tree - can anyone help?  It has brilliant yellow autumn colour, and at this time of year inconsequential tiny white flowers that the bees love.  Probably more a small tree than a shrub



Posted: 14/06/2014 at 13:25

Love Walter Funke Verdun - it is always the star of the show gardens at Hampton Court show.  Achilleas never survive beyond a year for me here - apart from the semi wild ones that do too well 

Spitting with rain here ... But long list not getting any shorter sitting here, so will go brave it .....

Have a great hols Lizzie - hope you manage to pack loads of garden visiting in


Posted: 14/06/2014 at 09:47

Morning all - still in bed here ..... weekend treat.  But windows flung open so am surrounded by lots of fresh air and bird tweeting

Poor RoseM and mini-fairy - hope both recover quickly

Got some taxi-ing to do first thing, then must plant out all my seed grown plants - i have a couple of busy weekends coming up so its now or never.  Like Fidget, a few pages back, it is not the planting that takes the time, but getting the ground ready first ....Monty never has that issue.

Big thunder and rain storms last night - so garden nicely watered, and that mugginess has gone.  Yippee - great weather for gardens - rain by night, sun by day

More help needed please . . . .

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 22:57

Or maybe it is ......

More help needed please . . . .

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 22:57

Oops - not a phormium then

More help needed please . . . .

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 22:55

Looks like a phormium to me - not sure if they will grow from seed in our climate .... But nothing ventured etc ....

Help please . . . .

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 22:33

Snoodle - you're a star

Panda - keep an eye on it - its pretty, but a tad rampant

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How big are vine weevil grubs?

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Plant ID - blue flowers

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Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Anyone know a good one? 
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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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TV gardening programmes

A reminder 
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When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

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