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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 19:06

Gorgeous dark purple crocuses KEF.  You're not the only one on a daily shoot count  But i am quite happy with my life - its the little things ....


Posted: 28/02/2014 at 18:46

Big sigh of happiness for end of working week here too.  And only one more week til GW is back on to make my Friday evenings really sparkle !  Has anyone heard when Beechgrove starts up again?

Doorbell kept going today, and each time it was a box of plants at the door.  So i will spend my weekend planting snowdrops, cyclamen, foxgloves, veronicastrum (verdun's fault, that one), and the irises that caused me such bother earlier in the week.  Plus OH has just announced that this weekend is GH relocation weekend.  Not sure if i dare go and read the thread about dismantling GH's - sometimes ignorance is bliss


Posted: 28/02/2014 at 08:20

Here is my weather - until Verdun's storm arrives:

 And here are two of my new friends:

 ...... And now, i must do some work .... Later peeps


Posted: 28/02/2014 at 07:50

Verdun, its so lovely here at the moment that i thought the forecast must have got it wrong - but the rotten stuff is obviously on its way over


Posted: 28/02/2014 at 07:45

Morning all - tgif .  Working from home today, so at least i cut out the commute.

Last night i SAW my first tawny owl (we hear them all the time, but i had never seen one before) - he flew in front of my car headlights and then sat on a branch at the side of the track.  We stopped the car (chicklet was with me) and watched for a minute before he went on his way again.  Really sweet - much smaller than i expected, but huge wingspan when he flew.  Made my day

Cosmos seedlings

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 21:57

Hi Bex - this has happened to me before with Cosmos - they go a bit wild!  So I now wait til March to sow, don't give them any heat (just a light windowsill) and prick them out, with quite a lot of the stem below the compost.

if you want to attempt to rescue the ones you have now, i would try planting them up individually, but you will need to plant them deeply to stop them keeling over.  And keep them off the heat

Photos of your ponds please

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 20:51

Ggirl - what are you planning to edge yours with (in all your lovely topsoil)??

Photos of your ponds please

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 20:41

But we're with you every step of the way Clari  Did the pond get any attention this week, or was it all man-shed?

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 20:27

Tim - not an expert on butterflies but it could be a comma ?  Only one i know with wiggledy edges to its wings.   Great pic

Blippar for Tablets and Phones

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 19:29

Ah -ha - spent ages trying to get it to recognise the Left hand page - will have another go with both

Discussions started by chicky

Tree id

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Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Plant ID - blue flowers

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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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Shrub id

Any ideas 
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Wildflower id

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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TV gardening programmes

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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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