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Royal Baby

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 17:57

Or Princess Lottie

Nice names though - must be hard trying to keep everyone happy

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 11:48

DD - love your before and after pics  Were all the poppies hidden in the undergrowth, or have you been adding to the bed?

Tea Anyone?

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 10:57

We add our used teabags to the compost heap - bag and all.  They seem to break down like everything else.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 10:07

I shall look forward to Cornwall in September

Enjoy your Malvern trip Lizzie and Matty - keep an eye out for Woody.  Malvern and Harrogate seem to kick off the show season ....you've reminded me that its only 3 weeks til I go to Chelsea

My attack on the brambles using SBK and pipecleaners was so successful that I am going to have a go at another patch .....this time on our driveway.  They have snagged just about every pair of work trousers I possess (office sort, rather than gardening gear).

have also just seen the forecast for the rest of the week .....best get my delphiniums staked too

Hope the Moscow move goes well for the HongKongers .....they are inching their way closer to home

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 18:10

Thanks guys.  Winter - we got a good deal for bulk buying the trelllis, and put it all up ourselves ..... took many evenings and weekends.  But so worth it to be able to have an area where I can grow what I want without having to worry about Bambis. We are on box blight alert - just one box ball succumbed this winter, but won't be surprised if it spreads.  If so will have to start again with yew

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 18:03

5 more series  Lovely

Had a good afternoon out there once the rain cleared away.  Gladioli corms planted, few more plants found homes, some cuttings potted on and lots of pottering.....bliss

Off to the cinema with Chicklet to see Far from the Madding Crowd tonight.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 15:54

Great tulips Runny - lovely colours.

starting to look a bit frothy out there:


 


 oH has given the stumpery an extension


 

Help identifying lawn weed

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 11:02

Snap

Help identifying lawn weed

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 11:02

I'd try googling sheep sorrel images - that should help you see what you've got

Help identifying lawn weed

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 10:53

I think its sheep sorrell.  It is the worst weed in my flowerbeds.  Forever trying to dig it out, but it has running roots which get everywhere, and are quite invisible in the soil.

not sure of the best way to get rid of it in a lawn apart from lots of mowing - others might know

I'm told that in the old days they used to eat it to fight off scurvy

Discussions started by chicky

Remedial pruning a Group 2 clematis

What to do and when? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2016 at 21:14

Gardens we have visited 2016

Pictures of our garden outings 
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Last Post: 26/07/2016 at 17:42

Hellebores - black spot?

All my hellebores have distorted leaves🙄 
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Last Post: 18/05/2016 at 14:39

Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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Last Post: 29/08/2015 at 16:26

Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

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Last Post: 22/08/2015 at 08:01

Strange flower buds - ID??

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Last Post: 06/06/2015 at 21:49

Love lies bleeding from seed

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Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 18:37

Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 00:01

Gardening on TV

A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
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Last Post: 26/04/2015 at 10:44

More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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Last Post: 07/04/2015 at 21:50

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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