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Posted: 04/07/2014 at 22:05

Rain's on its way Lily - tipping down here now.  Loved Eton too - and the pond bit, but could have done without the Monty Python graphics !

Had a wander through my borders earlier - they are looking good from the outside - but oh the weeds when you get amongst it .... another job added to the list


Posted: 04/07/2014 at 19:40

Waiting for our rain here too Think i'll have to go water the pots regardless .....


Posted: 04/07/2014 at 07:20

KEF - i think they have recently overturned the decision to end the Eon staywarm scheme - check that out for your Mum first.  Perhaps PM me your email and i'll send you some links.

Talkback: Mullein moth

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 07:03

I have had a glorious collection of the checkerboard caterpillars this year.  Now the plants have been eaten, and cut back, they are starting to resprout.  Can't see any caterpillars at the moment - is that because they are all moths now?  And will there be another generation of caterpillars this year, or are they a spring thing?


Posted: 04/07/2014 at 06:59

Ooops, missed the exit sign 


Posted: 04/07/2014 at 06:58

Morning all - important points to ponder on this morning.  Problems are huge, but i always have the optimism that innovation and technology will change the nature of the problem before it gets to a tipping point - thereby creating a new set of problems to challenge us.  Never underestimate human ingenuity  And now i must put my innovative head on, and get to those salt mines and solve some tricky conundrums

One more day, and then i get my first weekend in the garden for 3 weeks.  long list ....




Posted: 03/07/2014 at 22:43

Snap Clari  Its Mr Chicky's birthday on Monday - he has remembered to take the day off and we are going to London to watch the Tour de France whizz through as his bday treat

Will be thinking of you tomorrow morning - whatever happens, we know you'll make the best of it.

OH came home from work with a brugmansia a colleague gave him .... Will be needing care tips soon!

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 22:31

Beautiful !  Is it a special pot one?  Great to have flowers all the way down

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 06:58

We thought that Woody - it was fantastic to see that explosion of roses in June, but you would never do it in your own garden as there would only be one short season with anything to look at.  However, lovely that someone else does it for us to enjoy - we don't have to look at it the rest of the year


Posted: 03/07/2014 at 06:40

Morning all

snoodle - all my agapanthus are in pots that i bring into an unheated GH for the winter.  As woody says, i think it is keeping them dry that is more important than the cold.  We have clay soil.  My Dad has sandy soil and they grow in his garden, without protection, like (very pretty) weeds.

Woody - enjoy Hampton Court next week - we are going on the Weds - fingers crossed for no rain !!

Discussions started by chicky

Strange flower buds - ID??

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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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Jasmin - officinale or trachelspermum??

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How big are vine weevil grubs?

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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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Plant ID - blue flowers

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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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