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Posted: 09/08/2015 at 19:26

Welcome back Yvie - glad you had a good time.  Garden taming, diet and washing machine abuse can all wait whilst you enjoy that holiday afterglow for a bit

Gardens we have visited 2015

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 19:20

Thanks all. Sundial always makes us smile ...BiL is very, very Welsh ....and we use this to tease him that it wasn't always so

I'd like to share my pictures with you all

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 17:57

Lovely Flumpy. Made me smile

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

Discussions started by chicky

Grass ID

Does anyone know what type of grass this is? 
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Last Post: 03/09/2016 at 16:43

Remedial pruning a Group 2 clematis

What to do and when? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2016 at 21:14

Gardens we have visited 2016

Pictures of our garden outings 
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Last Post: 04/09/2016 at 20:56

Hellebores - black spot?

All my hellebores have distorted leaves🙄 
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Last Post: 18/05/2016 at 14:39

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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Last Post: 22/08/2015 at 08:01

Strange flower buds - ID??

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Last Post: 06/06/2015 at 21:49

Love lies bleeding from seed

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Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 18:37

Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 00:01

Gardening on TV

A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
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Last Post: 26/04/2015 at 10:44

More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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Last Post: 07/04/2015 at 21:50

Jasmin - officinale or trachelspermum??

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Last Post: 03/04/2015 at 14:31

How big are vine weevil grubs?

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Last Post: 02/02/2015 at 12:09

Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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Last Post: 03/12/2014 at 16:27

Getting rid of brambles

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