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Posted: 06/05/2015 at 06:54

Morning all Hope no one has been blown away.  Just been out to check for damage, and thankfully most plants seem ok.  Luckily the bit of trellis that caved in was one of the few without anything growing up it  Bracing ourselves for the next load of gales due to sweep through later today.  I hate wind

Aquilegias - so plumptious

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 21:35

Great tip, thanks Bob and Nut.  I have a lot that have self seeded in not-ideal places, but they are so pretty I am loathe to remove them.  So I will leave them for the flowers then give them a haircut

Funny how the fancy ones from the GC don't do nearly as well for me

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 21:02

Omg - seredipity. I have one of those growing in the GH from a plug in an offer last year .....just had no idea what it was going to look like when it flowered.  Happy Days

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 20:46

Ooooo lovely clems wintersong...does the blue one have a name.  My alliums are not flowering yet, but your pics have given me hope that they are soon to come.  Thats always assuming they don't get flattened by these blooming squalls

David - Flames of Passion now definitely on my wish list to google now


Posted: 05/05/2015 at 20:39

We've lost a trellis panel - had to tie it hastily back in just in case the bambis work out there is a way into the sweet shop.

hope aeroflot comes up trumps LilyP (Need a fingers crossed smilie - went for crossed eyes instead)

work wasn't as busy as anticipated today I'm back

Off for a browse.....



Posted: 05/05/2015 at 06:45
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"It's just a test to promote a emotional response"


Yippee - I can do it too  Thanks for the tutorial, this one has had me stumped for ages


Posted: 05/05/2015 at 06:40

Good luck to Mrs Edd, if it is exams for her.  Our household starts them next week ....the tension is building.  Roll on 15th June, when all will be over

Morning Peeps ....4 day week .....but a busy one - might not be round much.  Keep gardening for me


Posted: 04/05/2015 at 20:19

Panda - Bob Flowerdew on GQT always recommends that method of weed control.  Might take a couple of years, but in the end the plant gives up.  I am using it to try and conquer the bracken in our grassy bit

Forest Flame

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 19:39

Mine got blasted by the recent frost and looks exactly as you describe.  Best to just leave it, it will produce some more leaves later in the season.

my camellias got frosted too - their leaves are the worst i have ever seen them - looks like someone has gone round with a blow torch.  A frost after all that warm weather was always going to wreak havoc


Posted: 04/05/2015 at 18:38

Cromer looks great in the sunshine Dove

Got quite a bit done out there - brambles (put a couple of photos on how the SBK/pipecleaner thing works on the other thread), planted out my sweet peas and got some stakes in to save my delphiniums from the gales expected midweek.  

And now, time for feet up

Discussions started by chicky

Gardening on TV

A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
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Last Post: 26/04/2015 at 10:44

More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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Last Post: 07/04/2015 at 21:50

Jasmin - officinale or trachelspermum??

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Last Post: 03/04/2015 at 14:31

How big are vine weevil grubs?

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Last Post: 02/02/2015 at 12:09

Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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Last Post: 03/12/2014 at 16:27

Getting rid of brambles

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Last Post: 04/05/2015 at 19:50

Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Last Post: 15/11/2014 at 19:05

Tree id

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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 20:08

Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Last Post: 04/10/2014 at 18:15

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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Last Post: 09/09/2014 at 23:48

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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Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 19:51

Wildflower id

Blue flowers like a forget me not 
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Last Post: 12/05/2014 at 19:15

Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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