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Posted: 28/05/2014 at 23:33

growing cosmos

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 06:57

Saw a great tip on here recently, that i will be using - because i agree the copper bands are expensive, but work really well for me.  It was to use the adhesive copper tape stuck on rings made of old lemonade bottles sliced up, and use these as collars round plants instead.

Can't remember who made the suggestion - but its genius


Posted: 28/05/2014 at 06:52


Posted: 28/05/2014 at 06:46

Morning all.

Cue for a song ? Only one I can come up with is .....Hi ho, hi ho, its off to work we go ......  all a bit mad at work at the minute ..... best i go try and shake it up/ calm it down/ watch the antics *


* delete as appropriate, according to mood of the moment

What plant is identifiable to which member?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 23:24

No more confusion please Tracey/OL - i only have a little brain 

Sadly, lupins are what i aspire to.  In reality, marigolds are probably more apt . Although these days even the dreaded carrot top is beginning to fade.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 23:05

Great snapdragons, and lovely clematis.  Meant to mention my Cecille is finally making an appearance.

David - you must be the expert at coping with extremes - your garden looks wonderful despite snow, heat and drought


Posted: 27/05/2014 at 06:44

Thanks Fairy - will be walking along the beach at Hunstanton come rain or shine this time

Peony help needed

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 06:39

Hi Sara - can't help you with the name, but thought i would let you know that i am growing one that my uncle raised from a stem cutting - so if you have some patience you might be able to grow one exactly the same as your neighbours.

also, if you can post a photo of the flowers someone on here might recognise it


Posted: 27/05/2014 at 06:31

Morning Fairy, and those yet to come.  Damp here, although not actually raining. Only 2 days at work this week, then off for a long weekend in Norfolk visiting rellies.  Will keep my eyes open for Doves, Nuts, Artjaks and Salinos .


Posted: 26/05/2014 at 23:37

I'll be there ..... VERY excited!!

Discussions started by chicky

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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Last Post: 03/12/2014 at 16:27

Getting rid of brambles

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Last Post: 04/05/2015 at 19:50

Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Last Post: 15/11/2014 at 19:05

Tree id

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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 20:08

Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Last Post: 04/10/2014 at 18:15

Plant ID - blue flowers

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Last Post: 10/09/2014 at 09:08

Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Last Post: 09/09/2014 at 23:48

Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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Last Post: 25/08/2014 at 08:56

Shrub id

Any ideas 
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Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 19:51

Wildflower id

Blue flowers like a forget me not 
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Last Post: 12/05/2014 at 19:15

Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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