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Posted: 13/10/2013 at 15:38

Bev - the same reason that toast falls butter side down?

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 15:32

Love your garden MrsG - your borders are looking great.  And next year you can stuff the even fuller with GH babies - what fun!!

lets chat

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 15:28

Oh good lord!  Not enough excitement elsewhere?

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 15:23

Agree with you Jo - lemon queen puts on quite a show here too.  Mine are right at the back of the border, so i am happy for them to get as tall as they like

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 13:35

Lovely Matt.

Pics Brum??


Posted: 13/10/2013 at 11:08
Dove - i'm enjoying this thread - it makes it much easier to follow goings on. In a few weeks we will have forgotten it was ever any different - just need some time to adjust. And now, i must do something constructive with my day .... This site could stop me ever getting anything done if i let it!

What new flower seeds are you going to grow in 2014

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 10:00

Gosh - are you trying to rival the Millenium seed bank .  Good luck with them all.  I find Google a pretty good source for sowing times etc if you have lost the packet, or if they were collected from plants.

IF you never had GARDENING ........................

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 09:55

It would have to be something else that:

  • gets me outside all year,
  • can be put down at a moments notice to a)help with homework b) ferry offspring to and fro
  • keeps me close enough to the house that the authorities could not accuse me of abandonning my children home alone

Not sure anything else fits the bill ......


Posted: 13/10/2013 at 09:48

And when it does work, its such a buzz. Every time I have walked past my rudbeckias this year I puff my chest up with pride !


Posted: 13/10/2013 at 09:32

No, No, No - Christmas baking doesn't get done til October half term.  Thats why its other name is a Bonfire Pudding (any other "naughty little sister" fans out there ?? and I assure you that is a completely innocent reference, before anyone gets smutty).

Today was my gardening day - but I think it will be rained off.  Might go and sort the GH - still have my toms and cucumbers growing, so need to bring them all in, and get rid of the plants.

Stacey - glad you're back  - sorry you're  still feeling crook.  Can't have helped recovery rates with the week of work you've had.  I have a chilli question for you.  I have 4 plants full of green chillis in the GH - no sign of turning colour (although they were meant to be red on the seed packet).  Do I cut them off and accept they are going to be green, or do I try and bring the plants indoors?  And if so, how long would I have to keep them going for the chance of a red one ??

Discussions started by chicky

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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Rose "The Fairy"

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