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Posted: 12/12/2013 at 22:59

Saw the programme - loved the roof gardens too


Posted: 12/12/2013 at 06:54

We heard about dachniks .... The guy speaking had worked in the Moscow botanical gardens for 4 years.  Such a vast country - bet you can't wait to experience some of it


Posted: 11/12/2013 at 23:57

Lizzie - hope you are ok - they are big beasts to be being trod on by.  Guess something spooked them?

woody - we have about 200 members plus proceeds from plant sales, so can afford a couple of headliners a year.  2014 includes Fergus Garrett and Cleve West ..... Soooo excited 

Dove - all the gardens featured this evening were St petersburg ones - let me know if the gra is going to take you near there - if so i will pm you the names!  Seemed like lots of fountains, cascades and gold gilt ....


Posted: 11/12/2013 at 19:36

Off to my hortsoc/garden club now to hear (and see pics of) great gardens of Russia.  Will take notes for you Dove, just in case the Great Russian Adventure ( which henceforth will be referred to as The GRA as my typing speeds are not great) takes you within striking difference of any of them.  Also will find out the programme of lectures for 2014 - hope its a good one.  No pressure Woody, but some of us get very excited about our monthly lectures .  Chris Beardshaw has been the best so far - although i have to say i've hardly ever been to a bad one.  I could sit and listen to someone talk about plants and gardens any day of the week.

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 11/12/2013 at 08:13
Watched the first episode last night - what a treat

Only downside was they had to resort to five minutes of "makeover" in the front garden section - that format is getting very tired.

But the other 55 minutes were a great tonic for a cold winter's evening!

Best dogwoods for stem colour

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 22:45

Thanks Gardenmaiden, those names have gone on my list of potentials too


Posted: 10/12/2013 at 07:00

Morning Dove - this is an unearthly hour for a lady of leisure


Posted: 10/12/2013 at 06:48

Morning all 

what a lucky girl you are Lily !  How have the years treated Marty Pellow?  Used to be a big fan.  We got married at the same time 4 weddings came out, so "love is all around" always reminds me of happy times.  Can you believe that was nearly 20 years ago ???

glad you got your car back Lizzie - what a hassle, and complete waste of a day!

Keep meaning to mention my viburnum Dawn is flowering for England ATM - smells like honey.  Only a few more weeks before the daphne joins in to keep it company ....... And so my gardening year begins again


Posted: 09/12/2013 at 22:31

The niger variety are also called Christmas rose - they have different sorts of flowers - all white and don't stand up so straight.  Also flower a bit earlier (although never at Christmas for me).  The orientals are also called Lenten - and flower later (although normally earlier than Lent - whoever dreamt up the names must have been a bit confused!!).  These are the ones that are white, pink or purple, and seem to cause the most excitement.  Here endeth the lesson

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 09/12/2013 at 22:25

No time to watch tonight, but looking forward to settling down tomorrow

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