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Posted: 25/10/2013 at 06:37

Morning Dove -we crossed posts


Posted: 25/10/2013 at 06:34

Morning all.

Lily - saw your post about your new clematis name - not heard of that one - will google it!  

Just checked the forecast and am hoping some gardening will get done this weekend - i have pots to clear, tulips to plant in them and plenty of cutting down and clearing up to do - lemon queen have finally finished flowering, and are looking rather sad.  Need to get them felled before the wind does it for me!

Camera Corner

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 22:05

What a great thread - look forward to many more photos


Posted: 24/10/2013 at 07:18

Great to have you back Mrs G - on your echinacea cuttings i would leave anything thats green, snip off anything brown or yellowing and add a layer of grit as top dressing.  Then just leave them alone in your new GH .  As the autumn goes on you might need to pull/snip out more yellowing growth - although some of my ech's kept some dark green growth at the base all last winter.  Not all of them though - and they all survived the winter happily.


Posted: 24/10/2013 at 06:33

Morning all - its a bit early to be dealing with alliteration - always preferred a good bit of onamatapoeia ( bang,crash,pop) - but haven't a clue how to spell it.

Stacey - my astrantias are all dying back for their winter rest too. As is most everything else at the moment.

time to get going - see you later

Box shrubs

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 23:02

My box balls in pots started to go orange/ yellow.  I thought it might be lack of feed, so i put some slow release pellets in and they greened back up.  So now i add pellets to each pot every spring, and they are all looking very healthy

Autumn colour

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 06:58

Lovely photos David - that first one really captures the essence of the season - fab


Posted: 23/10/2013 at 06:54

Hi Stacey - plenty of time for hellebores to germinate yet i would think - don't give up til the spring.

Gardening quiz

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 06:52

Brilliant Welshonion  - that has been on my mind all night, and now i have the answer. You could add an Olympic Size Swimming Pool to your list too - a very common comparator for volume.  Wonder who dreamt them up to start with?


Posted: 23/10/2013 at 06:45

Morning all - glad the missing bakewells appeared Archie !!

All quiet here after last night's pyrotechnics.  Wonder if it ever made it to Norfolk?

off to make a cuppa before i start my day - have a good one peeps......

Discussions started by chicky

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Best dogwoods for stem colour

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Plants to identify - grasses and some sort of monster

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