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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 16:24

So pleased with my hellebores this year


Helleborus argutifolius?

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 15:06

Experimented with the leaves of my stinking hellebore - they smell quite strong, and very green - but not unpleasant - i think it has been much maligned   Never knew green had a smell - but that is definitely it


Posted: 02/03/2014 at 15:04

Well done Stacey - big job there.  Hope it blooms sll summer for you

Fairy - your bulbs are makimg an appearance (chindoxa - bought with your bulb voucher) - will post a pic when they flower.

planting done, tulips secure from marauding beasties.  Was going to go for a march, but it is now mizzly drizzly raining and i don't think it would be enjoyable.  Curling up with mags, iPad and mug of tea instead


Posted: 02/03/2014 at 09:29


Look forward to seeing the St George tribute

Monty Don -Italian Gardens on now 7.40 Sunday mornings

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 09:12

Thanks dizzy - too late now, but will set the planner


Posted: 02/03/2014 at 09:09

Marion - just love the arrangement by your front door - looks so welcoming.  Do the pots get replaced by other flowers through the year?


Posted: 02/03/2014 at 09:03

Glad I'm not the only one who sometimes gardens in PJs

Bit more planting planned today - cyclamen for the  stumpery (see, Dove, I listen to you!), my new hellebore friends, and some lily bulbs.  Also need to move my pots of tulips into the cage - they are all showing now, and the deer will eat them unless they are locked up quick.  And perhaps some potash for my roses.

but first, another cuppa and a forum catchup is required .....

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 22:15

Andy - those primroses are really shining out.  Hampshire Lass - lovely to see a down under cottage garden

Helleborus argutifolius?

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 20:13

Have never noticed - will go and experiment tomorrow


Posted: 01/03/2014 at 19:50

Happens to mine too - but only after having a good show from them for a few weeks - would love to know what, or who, causes it

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Tree id

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Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Anyone know a good one? 
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Any ideas 
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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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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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