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The Great Chelsea Garden Design Challenge

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 10:35

Barry - he was featured loads, but particular bits I remember is when the Queen visited and the first programme.  He had a large garden, not a small one, which might be why you can't find him. We heard the runner up (Paul) talking at Chelsea too - think he is doing one of the Hampton Court Show gardens (one of the ones where they have a limited budget) two careers launched out of one TV show


Posted: 31/05/2015 at 10:21


Posted: 31/05/2015 at 10:11

Just googled OCWCD.......did you know you could get certified for it (level 6) 


Posted: 31/05/2015 at 09:50

Have a wonderful Finnish holiday Liri - sounds like quite the experience.  Need pics of the cabin and the lake when you return

Stunning lunchtime views Fairy - you can sense the peace just from the photo.

French heatwave sounds a bit alarming for someone about to go away - thank heavens for a housesitter.  Popped round to our neighbours yesterday to beg assistance when we go away - otherwise I spend more time on holiday checking the forecast for home than I do my new surroundings.  Is there a word for obsession with weather forecasts?  If so, I think I've got it


Posted: 31/05/2015 at 08:54

Morning All

Rain here, but forecast to clear by midday.  Which should give me plenty of time to plant up my summer pots. Seems a bit incongruous, given i am still in jumpers, jeans and boots, but it is rumoured that summer could arrive anyday now.   Which reminds me ....must paint my toenails

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 22:17

I love Delphiniums too David.  Yours are beauties .....will have to wait a few more weeks before we see any flowers here.  Humungus Fungus Frit

Here's some of ours today





 Few holes - didn't get out there with the torch early enough


I've got bees

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 22:01

Brilliant Hope they settle in and enjoy their new home


Posted: 30/05/2015 at 21:57

"We actually had too much cake" ........ Not words you hear often on this thread  Glad your day went well, and you raised lots of funds



Love lies bleeding from seed

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 21:27

does anyone grow love lies bleeding ?  Never tried it before, and have healthy looking seedlings, but they are getting a bit top heavy.  Can I bury deeply when I pot on?



Posted: 30/05/2015 at 21:26

Wonderful wheels Winter

OH bought cannas and bananas last year - they seem to have survived the winter in our unheated GH.  But only just producing leaves yet ....nowhere near flowers.  Seems like a bit of a faff keep bringing them in and out - but they are his babies, so he gets to look after them

Got my penstemon planted out.  Went to do my gaura and found several of last years have survived after will have a forest this year.


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Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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