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Gardners world

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 19:50

Went to Sissinghurst late September last year .....didn't expect to like it, but I was blown away. It was so romantic, loved every bit of it.

Grazing rye

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 19:41

Used grazing rye once Aster - never again - spent the next 2 years digging out stray clumps. Put us right off green manures

Which Hydrangea?

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 19:38

Burncoose are fantastic for hydranngeas Victoria - have a browse.  I'm a fan of the paniculatas too - have vanilla fraise and limelight.  Plus love Annabelle arborescans too


New Gardener in need

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 19:33

Poundland are also doing tools, endorsed by Charlie Dimmock, and I have seen some great reviews.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 19:28

Mr C is a bit subdued Fairy.  Will be good to get the next diagnosis, until then every twinge is a worry. 

Know what you mean about aching.....its the crawling round on all fours does it for me.  Never happened when I was 26.

No time for cake making in the Hosta household .....too busy doing other things

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 19:13

Lovely day out there.  Weeded a good area - found my delphiniums all sprouting away   Then planted everything that was in my "waiting" space - snowdrops, hellebores and two coral peonies (for which I can blame the Secret Garden bit of this site).  Sowed all my sweetpeas - can stop collecting loo roll innards now .  Then had a nice long bath to shift all the grime ready for work tomorrow.

amazing how a day in the garden can make you forget everything else wonder the nhs are thinking of prescribing it

Sounds like Hosta's oh has been having a marvellous day.  He'll want a birthday every week at this rate


HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 10:08

Still in oversized (pink) dressing gown here too - have just had a wander in the garden to check on yesterday's transplantings. Looking good so far

Another day out there beckons - on a roll now

Does anyone on here grow euphorba charcais ?  Mine has had all its flowers mullered by the frosts .....never seen damage like it on other's plants before, so wondering if I have a dodgystrain

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 18:56

Back in coz I ran out of light. Got lots more tidied, plus a particularly weed infested patch got all its plants taken out, deep cleaned, and plants divided and put back - hopefully weed free.  Potted up some bits too for spares - never too sure if things are going to survive when I "mess" with them.

Looking forward to GW tonight too - missed it yesterday.  Then we have the "lady in the van" dvd to watch Dame Maggie

Sweet pea failure

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 12:47

I'm about to sow my first lot today, in the cold gH. I don't ever bring sweetpeas into the house and have always had success n the past


Posted: 12/03/2016 at 12:09

The queen has two every year Lesley ...time the rest of us did a bit of catching up

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Gardens we have visited 2017

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All my hellebores have distorted leaves๐Ÿ™„ 
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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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