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Posted: 09/07/2016 at 11:32

Seem to be missing the rain here, so about to get out there for a couple of hours.  Many, many plants simply begging to be potted on.  Will come back in for the tennis though.

Drove Chicklet to the airport yesterday - visiting a friend in Berlin.  First time she has flown on her own ....mucho stress.  I had to laugh when she said that all the times she has flown before she has just followed us, not taking the slightest notice of what was going on, and wondering what everyone was getting quite so tetchy about ......and now she knows.  My baby is growing up 

Forkers Helmingham Hall garden visit

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 08:15

Wonderful pics - what a gorgeous garden.  Loved the meadow effect in circles specially.

Glad you all had such a lovely day  Is Panda still at the beer festival?


Posted: 08/07/2016 at 08:07

We're all thinking of you Pdoc ......such a nightmare.  Hang on in there.

Which cosmos is this if it is?

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 10:34

Probably my camera wakeshine - its pretty red in the flesh.  I sow Cosmos seeds on a windowsill in mid March/early April - they are pretty easy, so long as you pinch them out a lot to stop them getting leggy

Gardens we have visited 2016

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 10:23

This was lovely - the peonies in the water feature were swirling round gently

one of the smaller gardens was enchanting

and a very very dark iris caught my eye

Gardens we have visited 2016

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 10:15

Not really a garden visit, but went to Hampton Court Flower show on Tuesday. Had a lovely day - here are some pics of my favourite bits

Love the chimneys

Henry VIII interpreted through the medium of sedums

The Dogs Trust garden was my favourite

all purples and yellows

the scrum of people at the end were watching Monty and Joe strut their stuff in front of the cameras. When there were no cameras around it felt far less busy than in previous years

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Marker Pens that Work

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 09:58

Herbaceous - the ones I have are double ended - medium nib on one end, and fine on the other.

Which cosmos is this if it is?

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 08:30

Here are mine - starting to flower now

Which cosmos is this if it is?

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 07:02

Looks like Rubenza to me - have grown it from seed for the first time here, and it is a lovely deep maroon colour - really pleased with it

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Remedial pruning a Group 2 clematis

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Pictures of our garden outings 
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Hellebores - black spot?

All my hellebores have distorted leaves🙄 
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Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

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Strange flower buds - ID??

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Love lies bleeding from seed

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Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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Gardening on TV

A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
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More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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Jasmin - officinale or trachelspermum??

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How big are vine weevil grubs?

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Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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Getting rid of brambles

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Daphnes - do they self seed?

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