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Posted: 27/09/2014 at 09:21

Morning - just taking Chicklet for a driving lesson, then the weekend is all mine (said in a gollum voice).  Need to plant some daffs, plant some new purchases, and create my sempiverum crate ..... If it works out I'll share pics

Great result at the station Ggirl - you deserve recognition for all the things you do down there, so its great that people are starting to talk about it - go girl

Enjoy Malvern and Picton woody - seen pictures of the latter at this time of year and it looks amazing.  Can you keep an eye out for the names of ones that look like Monch but are greater than 6 ft tall?  Bamboogle gave me a name of one - am on the look out for more back of border stunners.  At the moment Lemon Queen is doing wonderfully for me (helianthus, not an aster) - but she needs some tall purple friends

Glad wrist is improving Dove.  Hope Lesley has a good week.

hugs for Verd.


Posted: 26/09/2014 at 06:47

Have a great time at Malvern Woody - must make the effort to get there one year, always sounds good.

Mammoth potting session Lizzie - no wonder you fell asleep on the sofa.

Stay strong Beaus Mum - you are being a rock for all those Jason fans.

one more day, and then finally some gardening.  Had to go and get my car washed at the GC yesterday ( - "now I have heard them all" said OH) - and found a lovely bright pink sedum to add to the collection.  Will take a few cuttings before it goes in the ground, so next year I should have a decent sized clump. 


Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 07:02

Looks fantastic Lyn - full of colour, full to bursting and such a wonderful setting.  Must make you smile every time you walk out the door


Posted: 25/09/2014 at 06:42

Have a lovely day Dove .  Not too late in the season for an ice cream

......the good guys

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 06:40

Another vote for Hardys - lovely asters and salvias arrived yesterday in great condition - good healthy plants


Posted: 25/09/2014 at 06:29

Morning peeps - what a busy lot you were yesterday.  Those of you who weren't grafting (or rearranging) in the garden were in the kitchen instead.

Had a great evening out with friends - lots of laughs, and world now put to rights

Plants arrived from Hardy's - aster monch and salvia ostfriesland .... Must go find the good guys thread.  Need a planting spree at the weekend.


Posted: 24/09/2014 at 06:43

Morning all

Lizzie's going to be busy today with all that lot to pot up  I've now got my bulbs - will try and get the daffs and alliums in soon, but the tulips will wait til November.  The pots they are going in are still full of annuals - that still look respectable, if not quite in their midsummer glory- so it is no hardship to wait.

off to meet old friends for dinner tonight (we met at Uni - many moons ago) - so will see you all tomorrow morning - bright and early

Football season - 2014

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 22:42

Never seen 14-13 on penalties before

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 21:52

Lovely to see you Wintersong - love that collection of sedums under the eucalyptus

I didn't think it was possible

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 21:37

Glad you bumped Pauline - missed this the first time round. What a lovely space you have made - looks great.

Mrs B is bulletproof for me - dies back, but back with avengeance next year

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Tree id

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Anyone know a good one? 
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Cap on soil

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Best dogwoods for stem colour

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Good Berries

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