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Posted: 17/08/2014 at 09:45

Morning all.  A day of light garden pottering calls.  Might even sit out there later and read a mag, if I can find a blanket, scarf, gloves and hotwaterbottle. (shivery smilie required please Daniel).

enjoy Parham Ggirl, and the picnic Dove.  And very glad LPilly survived the winds this time - we live in woodland, and know exactly how scary it can get when trees are falling all around you


Posted: 17/08/2014 at 09:40

Perfect LB - your shed will be great if it has lots of light. (mine is black as coal - i just assume everyone elses is the same)

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 09:22

Love the cardinal, and Lady Emma too!  Beautiful colours both.  What have you put Lady Emma with Lizzie?  Its quite a hard colour to place.

agree to avoid VM.  I bought great agapanthus online from Pine Cottage nurseries earlier in the year.  Great plants, which have all flowered this year, and she even threw a free one in for good measure.  Just checked, and they have Queen Mum on their list 


Posted: 16/08/2014 at 22:24

I'd keep them out in a normal place til about November, then move them out the worst of the wet then - under the veg planter sounds a good idea. I would not put them in a shed, as they will want some light.

Football season - 2014

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 22:18

Would be nice to see Saints do well again this season, but they don't seem to have any players left.  OH tells me it is all part of the grand plan


Posted: 16/08/2014 at 22:11

No, no, no .... The "c" word is not allowed til after bonfire night.  You'll send me into a flat spin otherwise

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 19:36

Brilliant border Panda - just how I like them  Is that salvia hotlips making such a fantastic clump?  Love the echinaceas too - plus the rose is really going for it up your arch.  Bet you are chuffed to bits


Posted: 16/08/2014 at 19:09

Panda - purply blue, with a white sparkly flower on the big one 

East Anglia Forkers Outings

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 19:06

Not from East Anglia, but my Mum was - so can I be an honourary member ??

Would love to join you at Beth Chattos if you go on the last Sat of September

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 18:57

LOVE the general Bob - and two flushes of flowers too - what a stunner.  Well done on your dahlia - the slugs had all mine

Discussions started by chicky

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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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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