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Posted: 24/09/2014 at 06:43

Morning all

Lizzie's going to be busy today with all that lot to pot up  I've now got my bulbs - will try and get the daffs and alliums in soon, but the tulips will wait til November.  The pots they are going in are still full of annuals - that still look respectable, if not quite in their midsummer glory- so it is no hardship to wait.

off to meet old friends for dinner tonight (we met at Uni - many moons ago) - so will see you all tomorrow morning - bright and early

Football season - 2014

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 22:42

Never seen 14-13 on penalties before

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 21:52

Lovely to see you Wintersong - love that collection of sedums under the eucalyptus

I didn't think it was possible

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 21:37

Glad you bumped Pauline - missed this the first time round. What a lovely space you have made - looks great.

Mrs B is bulletproof for me - dies back, but back with avengeance next year

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 21:24

Love that 6ft aster.  Must go google.....unless anyone else can hazard a guess as to what it might be called


Posted: 23/09/2014 at 21:10

Keep meaning to say .... saw a lovely arrangement at Wisley the other week that I am going to try and copy:


 Have now found an old crate, sempervirums on order from a Scottish nursery - should arrive Thursday - and will go on a garden hunt for broken terracotta pots this weekend - I'm sure there are some out there somewhere

Will show you when I am done .....its not often I get creative


Posted: 23/09/2014 at 21:01

Hope littlies are over the worst soon Yvie

Woody - i used to get taken to Mudeford beach as a treat when I was a little'un (We only lived a mile from the sea, but all our local beaches were stony)

excited at the thought that my acidanthera's might also have magiced flowers when I wasn't looking - will check at the weekend (probably the next time i will see the garden in the light). Desperate measures called for this evening - its been so dry i had to water my pots with a headtorch on

Good to see you Matty - hope all is good with you and yours

Wow, what a sunset!

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 06:49

Pretty special


Posted: 23/09/2014 at 06:24


Just been to google something (other search engines are available) and the logo tells me that it is the first day of Autumn.  Trees still pretty green here, so will remain in denial for a few more weeks.

So glad Pa was found safe and sound - what a nightmare few hours for you all.


Posted: 22/09/2014 at 21:46

Marion - you are an inspiration

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Tree id

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Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Plant ID - blue flowers

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Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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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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