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Posted: 09/09/2013 at 13:30
Are you saying i have garroulessness?
Must mention it next time i see the GP ......

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 09/09/2013 at 09:41
Leucanthem (??) are my white stalwarts - particularly Old Court. They flower for ages and are quite chunky


Posted: 09/09/2013 at 06:42

 And so this must be 1001

They always said I talk too much


Posted: 09/09/2013 at 06:30

Well its so dark here I can't even tell what the weather's like.  Its not the changing weather that I dislike so much at this time of the year (late summer), but the increasing darkness.  I just hate it when you leave the house in the dark, come home in the dark, and only get to "see" the garden (other than by torchlight) at the weekends.

Well, after that rather glum start, I had better get going - have a great week everyone.

plants,shrubs etc named ann

Posted: 08/09/2013 at 22:20
How about hydrangea Annabelle? Or there is an apple tree called Annie Elizabeth.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 08/09/2013 at 20:17

Verdun - I'm afraid I can't take credit - the wild swan was in Wisley's herbaceous border !!

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 08/09/2013 at 20:06

Haisie and Tracy  - great pics - wonderful colours.

Haisie, I love the pink pom poms.  My philosophy is that as long as you have some plants that the bees love, you can treat yourself to couple that are just for you !!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 08/09/2013 at 20:02

Went to Wisley and had a great time (apart from getting caught out in torrential rain when we first arrived, and having slightly squelchy feet for the rest of the visit).   Didn't bother much with the Flower Show, but their orchards were absolutely spectacular - all the trees groaning with apples and pears.  The borders still looked pretty special too.

I had to take a picture of this, just in case Verdun thinks he is the ONLY person who is growing it successfully:

 Sorry Stacey - too many people around to dig a bit up for you.  My other highlight was the hydrangea Vanilla Fraise - I have three, but had no idea that they might end up this size!

 Congrats to Dove on becoming "Great".  Welcome back to Matty and Potty - we had noticed it was getting a bit lonely on here.  Matty, hope you are now feeling a bit better, and Potty - don't wear yourself out in the ffrst fortnight of term ! And Maud -  get that washing machine ready


Posted: 08/09/2013 at 10:19
Mrs g - posts crossed, but we were thinking the same thing - come back Fairy !!


Posted: 08/09/2013 at 10:17
Happy birthday for yesterday Verdun - glad you were spoiled !

Think i will go to Wisley today after all. FiL is going with his garden group, so OH is coming with me and we will meet him for a cup of tea. Even if the show is not that good I love Wisley, and the prairie borders and orchards will be worth a wander.
Had an online plant spending spree yesterday. Looking forward to the arrival of Monches, the Fairy roses ( which reminds me - where are you FG? - hope your back is feeling better now), tulip bulbs ( white triumphator and ballade for this years pots) and some more day lilies ( stafford and gentle shepherd). Can't wait

Discussions started by chicky

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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Cuttings from sedum "autumn joy"

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Camellia - yellow leaves

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Plants to identify - grasses and some sort of monster

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Rose "The Fairy"

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