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The first one I've seen this year - 2014

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 17:10

Butterflies all over the place here too today - peacock, tortoiseshell and something bright yellow - what a lovely sight

Camera Corner

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 09:46

That frosted tree is stunning Ashleigh


Posted: 09/03/2014 at 09:44

Cutting back, weeding and tidying as I go is the plan for today.  Plus helping to move a trampoline - which is currently in the middle of the new veg garden.  Once it has gone elsewhere then work can start on creating the sweetpea bed - and since my loorolls are all sprouting nicely, that needs to hapen quite quickly!

enjoy the sunshine - those peeps lucky enough to have some


Posted: 08/03/2014 at 23:58

Beautiful Lizzie   I will dig out photos of the last house tomorrow to share.  Once we left our last place the new owners bulldozed the pergola, so sadly that  Cecille is no more.  But have one planted here to carry on the tradition

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 23:50

So i have learned something new - crested newts do not have heads with crests on

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 23:22

Great newts, Nut  Is the crest in their name to do with the ridge on their tail? (And theres me thinking they had crests on their heads)


Posted: 08/03/2014 at 22:55

Hi Panda - just in case you have another sneaky peek

We are now the proud owners of an asparagus bed. I believe it will be 2017 before we get our first harvest .... Noone can say we are not in this for the long game!

Thought i was one of the only people who grew Cecille Brunner!  It was spectacular at our last house, but waiting for it to really get going here.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 12:36

Envelope is on its way Jeannie - missed Sat post, so likely to be Tues when it arrives. Some are half packets that i had left over - some are new packets i bought - went for varieties good in containers.  Hope this gets your collection going

An ENVY thread....

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 09:10

I can boast one of them - and yes, luckily, very steep slope and very small stream


Posted: 08/03/2014 at 09:09

Good luck with the GH Matt - it'll be lovely when its finished 

Chores and shopping today - gardening tomorrow.  But first, some garden mag browsing and a cuppa in bed, with the windows thrown wide open so i can hear those birds .....

Discussions started by chicky

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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Last Post: 04/10/2014 at 18:15

Plant ID - blue flowers

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Last Post: 10/09/2014 at 09:08

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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