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Gardens we have visited 2015

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 17:55

Not sure this is really how you should use an expensive, custom built compost heap


 Thats all folks !!

Gardens we have visited 2015

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 17:52

The glasshouse borders and a couple of the smaller gardens





Gardens we have visited 2015

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 17:45

Mr Chicky investigating the Gunnera, and other assorted highlights





Gardens we have visited 2015

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 17:40

This sundial commemorates my brother-in-laws great grandad, who was superintendant of RHS gardens from 1895 til 1922 cool is that 




Gardens we have visited 2015

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 17:36

Glorious visit to Wisley today are some highlights





 These are all of the long borders - best I have ever seen them


Posted: 09/08/2015 at 16:28
Back from Wisley - glorious there. Pictures will go on appropriate thread this evening. Was followed home by a Black Knight (buddleja) - tried valiantly to fight him off, but we were no match for his armour and sword

Hope Topbird and her magic knickers are having a good time

Recliner, shady ash trees and campari sound a divine combination

Most suitable Climber

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 08:52

The patio series of clematis are goid for pots, don't get too big, and flower freely.  They are Group 3 so easy to look after - just cut to the base in spring.  Raymond Evison has a section on them on his website


Posted: 09/08/2015 at 08:45

Morning all - hope today goes better for Winter, and Pdoc has a great time on his garden visiting travels.  Just about to take littlest chicklet to work, then we are off to Wisley for real this time.  Will take photos

Blue sky here, garden is getting quite dry again - might need to get the hose out tonight.  Next weeks forecast keeps changing from cloud to rain, back to cloud again, so not sure I can trust it to do the watering for me


Posted: 08/08/2015 at 13:56

Cricket watching () put Wisley visiting on the back burner til tomorrow - wheres the best bits Steve?  Got my Dad with us, so will have to plan our route carefully so as not to exhaust the poor guy.

just been for a wander round the garden - there are hundreds of bees and butterflies out there enjoying the flowers and the grasses.  Crickets in the meadow are making a right din too

time for another cuppa I think .....important to keep hydrated

At least it's well watered

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 09:30

i put the timer on the oven on to remind me

Discussions started by chicky

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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Last Post: 29/08/2015 at 16:26

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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Getting rid of brambles

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