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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 18/12/2015 at 13:28

Do you mean isotoma ?  I grow a lot of it as summer bedding, because the deer don't munch it.  However, because I have to use it such a lot it has become kind of a signature plant.  Here is this year's display


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Posted: 18/12/2015 at 13:22

Thanks for your good wishes, and Merry Christmas to all the team

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 18/12/2015 at 10:30

Wow, wow, wow Hollie ....what a transformation.  Inspirational

Suggestions for plants Deers don't like eating!

Posted: 18/12/2015 at 08:41

They leave Primulas and hellebores alone here (you can get some good reds in those)  and snowdrops are ok too.  We also have a lithodora (bright blue flowers) that is doing well and gives flowers for a long season, which might be good for a churchyard.


Posted: 17/12/2015 at 06:46

Hi Jo and Hosta


Posted: 17/12/2015 at 06:39

Morning all. Cheering thought for the day, for those in this hemisphere



Posted: 16/12/2015 at 07:02

Morning Jo, Morning Dove

Early start today ....another Christmas do for me today, but a meeting to get through first.

Yesterday's lunch was good - my baby photo was guessed on the basis of the vintage of the picture.  The others are all mere youngsters, who had their early years captured in technicolour.

And good morning to those that follow

"Show us ya baubles!"

Posted: 15/12/2015 at 13:42
Dyers - its a lovely way to top off a tree

Doogie - what a great way of doing it .. ... And I'm loving the pink flamingo . Daughter, by any chance

"Show us ya baubles!"

Posted: 15/12/2015 at 09:44

Great tree Dove - can spot a partridge AND a pear

Keep meaning to ask Dyers what the balloons are at the top of Alfie's tree - it looks like it is about to float away to the man-in-the-moon (.....half the world away ....)


Posted: 15/12/2015 at 09:37

Belated morning all.

So glad they have a plan LilyP - albeit one with a slow burn.  Take it easy.  Invest in some good books to keep you occupied over the next few months.

Bad news for Yvie's daughter - no wonder they say moving house is one of the great traumas of modern life....I'm sure it doesn't have to be that way, there must be a better system

I, too, have a works Christmas lunch today ( and another tomorrow - been working for two teams this year).  Today's involves baby pictures .....this is what this chicky used to look like you think anyone will guess


Discussions started by chicky

Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

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Grass ID

Does anyone know what type of grass this is? 
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Remedial pruning a Group 2 clematis

What to do and when? 
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Gardens we have visited 2016

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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