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Posted: 28/04/2015 at 20:30

Just catching up, so more warm words from me Hosta - it is a stunning garden in a majestic setting.  I can almost hear the birds tweeting from here.  

Nice that there's still plenty to work on too - nothing like the satisfaction of a good project!  We were talking about this the other week, how if money was limitless we could get people in to dig ponds, lay paths, build steps and walls, and finish our garden project in one go. But then we would miss out on all the fun of doing it gradually ourselves, and the real sense of connection that comes with it.  I love looking at things thinking "OH built that, and I held the spirit level"( Never underestimate the importance of my contribution)


Posted: 28/04/2015 at 06:43

Morning all.  Sunshine but no frost today.  yesterday's took its toll though - one brown magnolia and a strange burnt orange pieris.  Still, we had a good 3week display this year, so can't complain.  Bit more concerned about the unseen damage, as i have some wisteria about to flower and a load of fruit trees in blossom.  Hey, ho, go with the flow

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 06:37

Lovely Pics  I am always drawn tot the blues.....barbara jackman, corydalis and forget me nots are beautiful 

downstairs loo made me laugh Christine


Posted: 27/04/2015 at 22:52

Here's one last summer.....there is a wigwam of hazel poles under there somewhere



Posted: 27/04/2015 at 22:48

There are some bred specially for pots - i think they call them patio clematis.  I have a couple called Abilene, that have been happily growing in the same pots for the last 5 years.  They are group 3 so get pruned down to about 6 inches every March, then they have covered their wigwam again by June, and flower well.  I put a couple of the slow release food pellets in the compost every year too

Reading the latest post in very long threads

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 06:51

Great minds and all that Pauline

Reading the latest post in very long threads

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 06:47

If you go into your settings (click on your name in the sign on part of the screen) you can change your Forum settings so that you start a thread on the last unread post, rather than the first.

also, if you enter a thread by clicking on the little green arrow on the right, rather than the title of the thread itself, the it takes you to the end.

hope this helps


Posted: 27/04/2015 at 06:41

You are first MrsG.  Hope work stuff goes ok - go girl

Haven't seen Poldark yet ....need spoiler alerts

Cqn see an icy film on the bird bath.  When we have no plums and pears this year, someone remind me it is probably coz they got frozen.

But on the positive side out Woody, a Forker posse is building.  Panda and I will be visiting on 14th June, hoping to meet up with Ggirl, if anyone else wants to join, then let us know


Posted: 26/04/2015 at 21:44

Welcome Fiona and MandaPanda

MP - Chelsea isn't great for plant shopping - you can place orders with nurseries, but they don't have plants for sale on site (no room).  But its full of  inspiration and ideas (which are free).  Never been to GW live, but I think there are more plant buying opportunities there


Posted: 26/04/2015 at 20:48

Fidget - stick to your guns and do it YOUR way - its your you say, they don't have to come.  Many years ago we had a "no speech", no "seating plan" wedding .....the two things that Mr Chicky hated.  He still says ours is the best wedding he's ever been too....ahhhh

Discussions started by chicky

Remedial pruning a Group 2 clematis

What to do and when? 
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Gardens we have visited 2016

Pictures of our garden outings 
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Hellebores - black spot?

All my hellebores have distorted leaves🙄 
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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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