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Gloating!

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 22:34

We have a galanthophile in the village who opens his garden to visitors in Feb - will take my camera this year and post some pics.  It really is quite a sight.  I have bought a few named ones from him - magnet, james backmore, sam arnott and brenda froyle - can't tell them apart unless i check the labels 

Hellebores

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 22:28

Thanks Sue - good piece.  Love the picture of the green one fringed with red edges.  Mine are all showing fat flower buds at the moment ....... The excitement is mounting 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 18:08

I wasn't looking as lovely as the tree - i had been marching hard

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 18:00

It was me planting bulbs - and they are now all in.  So lovely to have a day in the garden at last

When i had finished pottering i went for a long walk - everything looking lovely in the late afternoon sun

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/36176.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 

choice of secateurs

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 17:26

Love my felcos - expensive, but i have had mine years.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 17:24

How exciting .  Never had an allotment so can't give first hand advice, but i would certainly ask other plot holders - it will be good to get some advice, but also to make some friends

When to take off the propagator lid?

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 10:23

I open the lid vents as soon as i see sprouts, but leave the lid on (with my fingers crossed) for a few more days for the benefit of the seeds that might be late starters.  I know i risk damping off that way, but so far it has never happened 

Gloating!

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 10:21

Tracey - i would consider that remark a seal of approval 

No compost reviews at B&Q

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 09:15

Funny that Which? rated Verve highly, and yet loads here have had problems with it.  I must admit i don't trust their reviews anymore - had bad experiences with a washer and a vacuum recommended by them too

Stumperie

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 08:55

Great spot you have there AWB !  We are thinking of giving the mushrooms a go too

Hope CB is watching this thread - the shoots of his revival are starting to show 

Discussions started by chicky

Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 16:45

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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Last Post: 03/02/2014 at 06:40

Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

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Last Post: 15/12/2013 at 18:22

Best dogwoods for stem colour

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Last Post: 10/12/2013 at 22:56

Good Berries

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Last Post: 27/10/2013 at 16:01

No flowers on gladioli

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Last Post: 18/09/2013 at 15:14

Cuttings from sedum "autumn joy"

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Last Post: 23/11/2013 at 16:04

Camellia - yellow leaves

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Last Post: 15/09/2013 at 17:04

Plants to identify - grasses and some sort of monster

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Last Post: 01/09/2013 at 23:33
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