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Good News for Mike

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 10:08

Great news Mike

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 10:01

Morning all.  A weekend in the garden calls

Enjoyed GW too - love heleniums.  I have moorheim beauty and sahins early.  Like Lizzie, i loved the really dark red one - does anyone grow it, or know what its called??

love the dig for victory idea Clari!  If worst comes to worst old coffee cups do as starter  pots for plants (we have started tomatoes in them before now) - if you start saving now you'll have loads next easter.

off to watch my goldfinches have their breakfast...

My first 'yarden'

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 06:52

Brilliant

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Posted: 29/08/2014 at 06:50

Morning Can see some scraps of blue sky

Great day yesterday - was interested to see how the famous Olympic Park meadow planting was working 2 years on.  Verdict: the sections that are massed grasses look spectacular, some of the rudbeckia/ echinacea bits look good - but they looked freshly planted to me, so a massive amount of work every year to keep it going, and the more meadowy bits looked dreadful (although they might have been great a few months ago).   Also went inside the velodrome - amazing - the short ends of the track are practically vertical.  Its like riding on a wall. And that special London 2012 feeling still hangs about the place.

And now ..... to work.  But tgif

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Posted: 28/08/2014 at 11:29
Put out Niger seeds at the weekend - this morning noticed that 2 goldfinches had found them already - lovely

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 08:25

Morning all - one of the late posse today as have the day off - yippee.

will have half an hour in bed, then rouse some chicklets, then off to catch a train.  Will catch you all on my phone laters .

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 22:31

Fidget ((hugs)) - and really hope there's good news in the morning.

Any good books for beginners?

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 21:36

OH has just got into veg growing - he has been singing the praises of Carol Kleins grow your own veg.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 21:26

I'm exactly the same OL - i think i have a genuine packing phobia - even have nightmares about it (they replaced the old ones about getting into an exam room and realising i had revised the wrong subject).  OH says if thats all i can dream up to have nightmares about, then i must have led a charmed life.

 

i find the only way through it is lists, lots of them, with one master list to keep track of the sub lists ......ok, so i think i have a problem

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 20:58

Late home again - haven't seen the garden since the weekend - but  Day off tomorrow.  Might treat myself to a glass of midweek (and thus contraband) wine

Going to meet sister and nieces (same ages as the chicklets) in London - bit of Olympic Park, bit of shopping, bit of dinner, lots of chat ..... And cake

 

MrsG - go and warm up before you catch a cold, you mad lady

 

Oops - missed Lily too.  Love your sunset - stick with it

Discussions started by chicky

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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Shrub id

Any ideas 
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Wildflower id

Blue flowers like a forget me not 
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Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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TV gardening programmes

A reminder 
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When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

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Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

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Best dogwoods for stem colour

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Good Berries

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No flowers on gladioli

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Cuttings from sedum "autumn joy"

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Camellia - yellow leaves

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