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Posted: 20/11/2013 at 22:54

Well done Woody - time to sort them all out

What the heck - my purse isn't big enough - but one can dream

Posted: 20/11/2013 at 07:04

Lyn - i have tried the Hayloft plugs - they have made great healthy plants, but i have had to wait 2 years for flowers.  In the meantime i bought a couple of already blooming ones to tide me over (and curb my impatience).  Have to say the plugs ultimately seem to make better plants for me - but i have only ever used GC for the full grown ones, not a specialist nursery.

know what you mean about nurturing the little ones though - gives a great sense of satisfaction


Posted: 20/11/2013 at 06:55

Morning all - too cold for the poor cat to be outside.  This should end the last of the perennials that are still struggling bravely on.  Time for the garden to go to sleep.

do you think anyone would notice if i did the same?  Sleeping til March sounds quite appealing

Visiting Wonderful Gardens

Posted: 19/11/2013 at 22:06
My counties are Surrey, hampshire and sussex.

My Mum was a West Walton girl, who went to school in Wisbech, and then branched out to Cambridge - so i come from a tradition of county hoppers !!


Posted: 19/11/2013 at 21:59
Well done Gilly

Any room in that tent for me ??

And what have you done with Verdun??????

PS Woody - what's the news ? Have been practising forelock tugging just in case

Visiting Wonderful Gardens

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 21:53
Yellow book has a website too, with a handy feature that lets you search for gardens within an x mile radius. Handy if like me you live on the border of 3 counties !


Posted: 18/11/2013 at 08:48
Text size is ok on my iphone ....


Posted: 18/11/2013 at 08:41
Morning Verdun

Dove - pm received ( even got a symbol to tell me i had a new message ). You should have one in reply.

Thanks to the techies for sorting us out


Posted: 18/11/2013 at 08:18
Morning Clarington. Big fan of pilates, made a big difference to my flexibility (as measured by an annual work medical - so not just in my head!).

Not heard of that new programme - are the BBC trying to spoil us

What the heck - my purse isn't big enough - but one can dream

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 23:45

Hayloft are good for hellebore plugs - but you need to be prepared to wait a year or two for flowers. 

I'm sure verdun will be along soon to advise - i think ashwood nurseries are his favourite

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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Last Post: 18/04/2014 at 08:33

Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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Last Post: 15/04/2014 at 07:29

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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Last Post: 15/12/2013 at 18:22

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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Last Post: 23/11/2013 at 16:04

Camellia - yellow leaves

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Plants to identify - grasses and some sort of monster

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