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Posted: 24/01/2014 at 06:45

Morning Archie - glad you are now fighting fit.  Another London day for me today - and might be a late one, which is a bit grim for a Friday.  Weekend forecast not great, but i now have all the things i need to sow my wildflower seeds in trays, and i can do that in the GH if necessary.  Plus bird counting from the comfort of my kitchen stool

......the good guys

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 22:15

i used Bowdens last year, and was very pleased - hope they are as good for you StillLearning

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 22:12

So lovely to hear that news .


Posted: 23/01/2014 at 21:59

I'll share a bag of liquorice allsorts with KEF any time - the only ones i don't  like are the bobbly ones - so we would get along fine.

just been watching Russia on four wheels - did you catch it Dove?

Dry stone plants Ideas

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 06:53

I use erigeron - the little daisy.  It cascades well and flowers all summer. Sempervirums/houseleeks do well too, and the campanula portenschlagia (?? Prob spelt wrong)

how do you attach a photo on this forum as its not on any of the icons?

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 06:50

I can upload pics on an ipad, but not on an iphone anymore - none of the icons appear.  Can't access any of the smileys either . (On ipad at the moment - obviously ...)

could do, once upon a time, but not anymore - assume it is something to do with Apple's new ios thingy?


Posted: 23/01/2014 at 06:38

Morning all

I often give the GW offers a go - they are good if you have empty borders to fill!  But if its not an offer I now take Verdun's advice and go for an independent nursery - so far i have been very pleased with what i have bought.  The choice is endless - whereas in GCs you can only get what the buyers have chosen for that season.

is anyone else counting birds this weekend ?


Posted: 22/01/2014 at 23:10

Stacey - it is me that loves phlox - never tried stocks though.  Had a bit of success with rooting cuttings from my phlox this year - fingers crossed they survive the winter in my unheated GH

......the good guys

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 16:35
I have always had great service and great plants from crocus - interesting to know that is not always the case. I do, however, drive past them on the way to work so always collect my own rather than use their delivery service.


Posted: 22/01/2014 at 15:08
I have some thalictrums planted last year, which i am looking forward to seeing in their full glory this summer. Mine are erin (v tall) and hewitts double (v purple). They are a completely new plant for me so fingers crossed ! Stacey, we cam compare notes .....

Discussions started by chicky

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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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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Good Berries

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No flowers on gladioli

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Cuttings from sedum "autumn joy"

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Camellia - yellow leaves

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Plants to identify - grasses and some sort of monster

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