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Posted: 26/09/2015 at 06:46

Ouch Panda. Hope you are now fast asleep

just popping in briefly ....about to set off for a weekend whirlwind of garden visiting.  Highlights are Dixter and Sissinghurst, but a few others thrown in whilst we are passing.  Not for the faint hearted, so am leaving Mr Chicky at home.  Will report back next week.  Very excited to see that the sun is going to shine for us all weekend

hugs for those in need .....and hope everyone else has a great weekend

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 19:52

Isn't it just. The clematis is a stunner too

Helianthus Lemon Queen

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 21:09

Mine haven't spread very far Fidget - and they have been in 5 years.  I would do some splitting if you want them to cover an area.  I planted in threes, and they are still distinct plants even now.

Helianthus Lemon Queen

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 19:31

Definitely more of a lemon yellow in my garden ......but it grows to 8 foot without any staking so is wonderful at the back of my borders at this time of year.  I think it looks great with the purple asters.

Garden Visit

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 18:20

I have indeed Patsy, and love it too.  Early summer with the wisteria, peonies and oriental poppies is stunning too.  Glad you enjoyed it, and would second your endorsement for anyone who hasn't been

Best time to plant pumkins

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 17:30

We start ours off in a cool GH about April and then plant out when the frosts are over.  Got some whoppers out there now

Autumn Raspberries

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 17:27

I'm a big Polka fan .....masses of fruit and really tasty.  Never grown any others to compare it with though.

Ideas on how Solve a Pet Problem Like this...

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 19:34

You're doing so well DD - the start of this story brought tears to my eyes (a trifle embarassing as I was sat in the gym carpark) - but I am now really hopeful of a happy ending for Shadow.  Hugs for Charlie, who must be a bit bewildered by it all.  And big hugs for you too.

No flowers on gladioli

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 13:41
This thread is a couple of years old now, so I can provde you with an update

I left them where they were, and got a good display last year and this - however, a new lot that I planted deeply this spring are all leaves and no flower now. So my conclusion is that planting them deeply helps you keep them for the long term without the hassle of lifting them, but by doing so you sacrifice flowers in the first year

Not very scientific (sample size of one ) - but it seems to make sense


Posted: 22/09/2015 at 22:24

I have one bud. But i have 15 pots, with 5 bulbs in each, so not a great success ratio

Discussions started by chicky

Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

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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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