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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 .....


Posted: 22/01/2014 at 06:40

Wow Clari - it looks great already - you must be so pleased.  Sounds like the diggerman was good and persistant.  Look forward to watching it develop.

Caught up on the 1st winter watch - loved the eagles, foxes and squirrels. I like all three of the presenters, and the way they bounce off each other - makes the programme in my view.  Really must go and have a proper look in our woodshed next time I am home in the light.

London today, so i might check back in with you all from the train

......the good guys

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 21:44

Just received two beautiful camellias from Trehane nursery in Dorset.  They were carefully packed and arrived in tip top condition - they certainly get the thumbs up from me


Posted: 21/01/2014 at 19:02

Good to see you back Andy - hope you enjoy your London shows - les mis is my favourite - lost count of the number of times i have seen it over the course of the last 30 years 

Punkdoc - ouch !! - take your time letting it heal - as others have said, the garden can wait at this time of year.

My two camellias arrived - beautiful plants in beautiful condition and beautifully packed.  Big thumbs up for Trehane nursery in Dorset.  Will post on "the good guys" thread if i can find it.

tonight i will catch up on last nights winter watch whilst tonights is being taped.  School parents evening tomorrow, so looks like i will be playing catch up for some time

Raised Bed Under Plum Tree?

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 06:42

I think that in general they say the roots of a tree extend underground the same area as the canopy overground - so you would need to go further than that for any beds that need digging deeply.

on your bed round the tree, you will need to build a collar (with a good couple of inches gap between it and the trunk)  round the trunk to stop it being submerged by soil - it won't like it if its trunk gets buried.  Can you plant straight into the existing ground if it is just bulbs?


Posted: 21/01/2014 at 06:36

I've got a consignment on its way too - had an email yesterday.  Its a couple of camellias with littlest chicklets name.  Older chicklet has a clematis called her name already, and it was causing the green eyed monster to surface.  Was very excited when i found these beauties.  I think it is Matty that has a "family" border - so i am not being super original

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