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Posted: 25/03/2014 at 06:56

 Morning - wet and warm here.  The magnolia has turned slightly pinky brown, meaning yesterday's frost got it.  However 2/3 rds of the flower buds yet to open, so they might still be ok.  Think the fleece helped the Pieris escape.  Tricky business this spring malarkey

worst gardening old wives tales

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 22:32

Just planted an asparagus bed here - hope we won't be going anywhere


Posted: 24/03/2014 at 22:28

Hi to new folk

Hope MrsG and Lizzie feel full of beans tomoz.

Glad the GH is nearly there Tracey

Just been watching Winterwatch - shows how often i get control of the TV remote in this house.  Loved the hedgehogs


Posted: 24/03/2014 at 06:48

The world is white!  One of those hoar frosts here.  Hope all those new shoots i spotted yesterday aren't clobbered


Posted: 23/03/2014 at 20:42

I'd keep them in - treat them like seedlings.  They will be ok to be planted outside for good sometime this summer.  Your GH will be up and running long before they arrive

worst gardening old wives tales

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 19:42

My Mum was a nurse - maybe thats where it came from!


Posted: 23/03/2014 at 19:24

Mine are little red shoots too Lizzie - and they have only appeared in the last week!  Think the gulf stream must give my corner of surrey a miss

worst gardening old wives tales

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 19:21

My Mum always used to refuse to put red and white flowers together - said it meant a death would follow.  Its rubbed off on me, just in case its true 

Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' Easter Radbud

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 19:07

Thats a relief - i have just ordered one today, and was not banking on 30ft 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 19:04

Its a pulmonaria Blue Ensign - the bees love it, and i think the colour is gorgeous 

Discussions started by chicky

Tree id

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Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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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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Last Post: 18/04/2014 at 08:33

Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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Last Post: 15/04/2014 at 07:29

TV gardening programmes

A reminder 
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Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 19:16

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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