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Posted: 20/03/2014 at 06:55

Morning Andy - seems like winter is about to return here too.  What sort of things were in your bulb order?

some of my seedlings are starting to develop their true leaves - dahlias in particular are romping away

New perrenials... Should i protect?

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 22:59

I usually pot all my new perennials up and keep them out of the cold at this time of year - can you peg fleece over them?  All your new plants are hardy varieties, but it depends what conditions they have been growing in recently - they might well have been mollycoddled, in which case a frost will be a shock

Another request for climbing rose selection advice....

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 22:22

Hi Briony - don't know of any evergreen roses, but i have had New Dawn and Little White Pet grow well on north facing walls. Both have some scent, but not very strong.


Posted: 19/03/2014 at 22:11

Thank you so much for all your pictures Marion - i love following this thread

Keep seeing pretty trees with yellow flowers on my journey to work - thanks to your photo i now know what they are - a willow with "pussy willow" catkins that have exploded


Posted: 19/03/2014 at 19:59

Oh KEF - big hugs and positive vibes


Posted: 19/03/2014 at 19:33

Thanks for that - it looks like my Black Adders have made it through the winter, and most of my cuttings took too, so i might be adding some this year.  If it does well here, i add more

Gorgeous sunny day.. what did you all get up to?

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 19:27

Clari - i "hide" in my GH - i work on the principle that if i pretend i can't see people, then they can't see me either.  Bit like a 3 year old playing hide and seek


Posted: 19/03/2014 at 19:23

Great news on the planning Fairy - now bring on the builders.  Lovely daff Stacey - definitely worth marking for later.


Posted: 19/03/2014 at 19:08

Where were the agastaches from V??


Posted: 19/03/2014 at 19:08

Lovely camellia pics.  Looks like i started something ........ now how to amuse you tomorrow ........

Busy day, but not a garden in sight.  Roll on the weekend - complete with arctic blasts - thats my magnolia done for.  Might squeeze a bit of HW in this evening. .... OH is out, and the girls have their heads in school books (well, more probably social media, but they make it look like they are studying hard)

Discussions started by chicky

Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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Getting rid of brambles

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Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Tree id

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Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Last Post: 04/10/2014 at 18:15

Plant ID - blue flowers

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Last Post: 10/09/2014 at 09:08

Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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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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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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