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Posted: 04/07/2014 at 22:38

Agree absolutely - well done BBC powers that be


Posted: 04/07/2014 at 22:12

You did Bekkie - and v grateful we are too


Posted: 04/07/2014 at 22:05

Rain's on its way Lily - tipping down here now.  Loved Eton too - and the pond bit, but could have done without the Monty Python graphics !

Had a wander through my borders earlier - they are looking good from the outside - but oh the weeds when you get amongst it .... another job added to the list


Posted: 04/07/2014 at 19:40

Waiting for our rain here too Think i'll have to go water the pots regardless .....


Posted: 04/07/2014 at 07:20

KEF - i think they have recently overturned the decision to end the Eon staywarm scheme - check that out for your Mum first.  Perhaps PM me your email and i'll send you some links.

Talkback: Mullein moth

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 07:03

I have had a glorious collection of the checkerboard caterpillars this year.  Now the plants have been eaten, and cut back, they are starting to resprout.  Can't see any caterpillars at the moment - is that because they are all moths now?  And will there be another generation of caterpillars this year, or are they a spring thing?


Posted: 04/07/2014 at 06:59

Ooops, missed the exit sign 


Posted: 04/07/2014 at 06:58

Morning all - important points to ponder on this morning.  Problems are huge, but i always have the optimism that innovation and technology will change the nature of the problem before it gets to a tipping point - thereby creating a new set of problems to challenge us.  Never underestimate human ingenuity  And now i must put my innovative head on, and get to those salt mines and solve some tricky conundrums

One more day, and then i get my first weekend in the garden for 3 weeks.  long list ....




Posted: 03/07/2014 at 22:43

Snap Clari  Its Mr Chicky's birthday on Monday - he has remembered to take the day off and we are going to London to watch the Tour de France whizz through as his bday treat

Will be thinking of you tomorrow morning - whatever happens, we know you'll make the best of it.

OH came home from work with a brugmansia a colleague gave him .... Will be needing care tips soon!

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 22:31

Beautiful !  Is it a special pot one?  Great to have flowers all the way down

Discussions started by chicky

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

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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