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Posted: 25/05/2015 at 22:26

Pleased you made it Panda.

like your girls, my bed is now calling me.  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 22:13

Don't post very often, but always follow your thread Marion.  Hope you have a very successful open day on Wednesday - your visitors will love it, there is always so much to see  It is indeed a £1million garden


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 21:53

Ggirl - you broke a crowbar

I thought they were indestructible

Glad to hear operation GH is in progress Is it for the garden, or the allotment?


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 19:34

Well done to all the blue poppy people

And great news that ma Lesley is making a good recovery - hope she will be fighting fit again soon

Did my stint at the Hidden gardens ticket place - about 300 people came today alone - and there will have been more yesterday coz the tickets were valid for both days.  Did a bit of garden visiting too - geum tequila sunrise really caught my eye.  Wish list is growing again.

Came home and did my planting, and now collapsing.  Took the bike, and there is a very big hill between us and the village, which demonstrated just how unfit I have become  Springwatch soon, whilst folding all the washing.  How can two teenage girls generate so much laundry


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 10:08

Gosh Lizzie - I am weeks away from Sweetpea flowers ...were yours autumn sown ??


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 10:04

Morning all - and afternoon to Panda, given you have done half a day's work already

We have blue sky and sun - happy surprise given the black clouds forecast.

went "hidden garden" visiting with littlest sis yesterday - some stunning gardens .....and there was cake.  My wish list has expanded again to include clematis Broughton Bride....just gorgeous

Today I am doing a stint in the box office (for day 2 of the event).  Have a couple more gardens to visit aswell.  Think I will get my bike out for the first time this year, and rediscover my love of pedal power.

then I must do some planting ....paeony bowl of beauty, poppy pattys plum and a few jacobs ladders seem to have miraculously appeared on my doorstep ....and they didn't even have sticky labels 

Chelsea pictures 2015

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 10:43

Fairy - airman sculpture was made of layers of thin metal sheet, stacked up with a tiny space between each one - it made it look transparent and ghostlike.  At first we thought it was a hologram and spent a while looking to find the projector ().  We listened to the designer explain - he got his son to dress in airforce gear and they made a lifesize 3D print of him, then used that as the model.

I have never seen anything like it ...quite blew me away


Posted: 24/05/2015 at 10:33

Pdoc - wonderful present

I am doing the same in September, with Marchants hardy plants and a Sarah Raven open day thrown in for good measure


Posted: 24/05/2015 at 10:31

Have a wonderful trip Panda  Keep your eyes open for

 Yvie too - but think its these you will have to watch for


Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 10:26

Like the haystack idea - if it appears next year we will know for definite that the designers are stalking this thread

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Hellebores - black spot?

All my hellebores have distorted leaves🙄 
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New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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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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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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