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Posted: 05/08/2015 at 21:49

Never watched bakeoff before - got bullied into it by the chicklets. Really enjoyed it ....its just like allotment challenge, says I, to hoots of derision

Lovely logs LilyP.  Mr Chicky is slightly obsessed with them too.  We even have special wrapping paper with a log pattern for all his gifts.

Back many pages .....I am a little bit concerned that I might be an even bigger nosey parker than Verdun's neighbour .....if the criteria is asking about plant names, then I'm definitely well on the way

Help needed!

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 07:16

I'm a big fan of the Forum as it is - doesn't need major changes in my view.

However, it would be great to see the major glitches fixed - particularly when posting on a phone.

And the quote and search facilities could be easier and more reliable to use.  

But don't change the "look and feel" looks and feels just right


Posted: 05/08/2015 at 06:58

Feeling very sad for Mr Hosta.  Sending ((hugs)), and hope it gets resolved soon.  Families can easily take you for granted - you'd not have any friends left to invite to a surprise party if you treated them all like that.

Glad you had a good time at MiLs Dove - did niece accompany you back?  Thanks for your advice on the knapweed - a purchase has been made (It was the "thrives on neglect" bit that clinched it).

our lovely NDN (she of the watering the plants superbly fame) is a teacher at that school Hosta.  

On a keep fit kick - have cycled 65 miles since Saturday ......and all after work/gardening/taxi duties in the day.  Feeling a bit creaky now

Pear Midge problem

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 07:07

Best get an extension lead for your vacuum cleaner


Posted: 04/08/2015 at 06:58

Morning all -another day dawns, and I can see blue sky

Popped into a GC at lunchtime and was tempted by something called a scabious centaurea - looked like a cross between the two.  Has anyone grown it?  Had lovely tall, wavy flowers like a centaurea montana, but held on scabious like stalks.  As I have heard others say .....I have just the spot

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 06:53

Thanks Susan

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 06:51

Yay  Pictures are back 

Heres one of my patch this weekend - more to follow this evening



Posted: 03/08/2015 at 06:48

morning all (said quietly, in little letters, so as not to wake Fidget up)

another week at the madhouse beckons 

Dull and grey here, after a lovely day yesterday - at least summer picked a weekend day to show her face.

be good everyone   Smilies are back 

foxglove and delphiniums

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 23:30
I'd wait until the autumn, when you know they are not going to be short of water to settle in. If you can see roots out the bottom of the pot before then, then I would move them to the next pot size - the bigger they are when it comes to planting time, the better.

foxglove and delphiniums

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 23:17
Different answers for each . I put seed grown foxgloves in the ground in their first autumn, but grow delphiniums on in pots (keep moving them up a size when you can see roots poking out the bottom of the pot) until the frosts have passed next spring.

Discussions started by chicky

Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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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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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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Plant ID - blue flowers

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