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Posted: 12/04/2015 at 21:04

Lovely - astilbe shopping is next on the list then - anyone have any favourites??


Posted: 12/04/2015 at 20:55

My dicentras do well in shade, but pretty damp shade - don't think they like it too dry.  Might try an astilbe there too - never thought of that as a combination before.


Posted: 12/04/2015 at 17:53

Had a wonderful day out there - even got to the end of my to-do list

Pleased to report that Fidget's Molly is looking magnificent here, with 5 flower buds.  Will take pics when they bloom.  Fidget via KEF delphiniums are also developing their first true leaves.  And Nut pulsatillas are nice and leafy, with a flower on the way.

anyone seen Beaus Mum recently?


Posted: 12/04/2015 at 10:24

Yvie - agastache alert.  Black adders are both showing microscopic tips of purpley green leaves .....i told you it was a daily quest.  Hopefully Blue boa won't be far behind

Shrub Id please

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 09:51


Heres the picture .....

not very good at ids (others on here are much better) but it could be a flowering cherry of some type.  Very pretty whatever it is.  Do you live near a golfcourse?


Posted: 12/04/2015 at 09:40

Glad you had a good time KEF

Good day forecast here, so will finish mulching the flowerbeds, plant yesterday's purchases, and do some pottering.

but first...another cuppa.

picking your brains,

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 09:14

If you use the RHS plant finder (its on their website) and put Eileen in as the plant name quite a few come up - including an iris and a couple of pinks


Posted: 12/04/2015 at 00:02

Go Justin

Fleet boy done good


Posted: 11/04/2015 at 21:59

Oooo hosta - sounds scary.  Glad all is extinguished

Lots of giggles and singing coming from our chicklets in the kitchen this evening ... But this is what they came up with

 One of their friends has a birthday tomorrow

Which means she gets to vote in the upcoming bloodbath

Bee Story

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 21:20

hope he's busy pollinating lots of your flowers tomorrow in return

Discussions started by chicky

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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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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