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How do you dead head lupins

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 21:07

Hi Nikki - I'm afraid thats a foxglove, not a lupin.  No point deadheading as that plant has now done its stuff and will now die off.  However, if you leave it the little round things that look a bit like acorns are seedpods - when they ripen and dry off they will drop thousands of seeds and you will have plants for next year.  Only tricky bit is that these new plants will just grow leaves next year, and will flower in 2017 - so you might want to buy some plants in for flowers next year

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Posted: 03/07/2015 at 15:37
Just seen a new (to me) black and white flutterby - consulted my i-spy ladybird book () and it is a White Admiral . Book says its food is honeysuckle - and guess what i have just found growing out from behind our wisteria - and flowering to boot

Good luck tomorrow Wonky - its gonna look tip top

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Posted: 03/07/2015 at 08:03

I'd like to watch the tennis Fairy, but they have made such a hash of the highlights programme that I can't bear it, and I'm not around in the day to watch it live.  mr Chicky caught the Nadal match though, and said it was brilliant to watch.

not a drop of rain here, so will be heading out with the hosepipe later.  Off to Hampton court tomorrow, think theres a chance we might melt

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Posted: 02/07/2015 at 07:03

Hope you got back to sleep ok Lesley.

i always find getting to the end of this thread a bit tricky when its on a page that ends in an "0".   But it never comes to an end, just requires a bit of ingenuity

Rain still forecast for later, but I am office bound today. The garden could certainly do with it.  Not sure how all you people that move plants around lots cope in the summer - the 3 i have moved this year looked very sad by yesterday evening (although have perked up after the bucket of water last night).  Do you have to water lots?

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Posted: 01/07/2015 at 18:41
Thats not just inconsiderate Fairy.....its ever so slightly crazy

I trust my hammock implicitly ....having just scoffed a Magnum

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Posted: 01/07/2015 at 18:08
Back in the hammock again . Will have to join you in a watering spree in a minute Panda - although we have rain forecast for tomorrow - daren't trust it to come on recent form though

Mr Chicky is pleased as punch with his new garage roof . And poor roofer man is now on his way back to Sheffield :O

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Posted: 01/07/2015 at 08:25

Not thatched, just tin (hot tin today - will need to find a cat from somewhere to complete the picture).  Came so far because we couldn't find a local roofer who would even answer a phone, or return an email, never mind give us a quote .....job too small.

blueberries ready when they are blue/black all over - i find the last bit to ripen is the bit where the stalk joins.  Ours have been fab this year - were in pots for the last three years and then liberated into the ground this spring.  Fantastic autumn colours too

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Posted: 01/07/2015 at 07:51

Verdun - just make sure you use that money to help the vulnerable and disadvantaged......and don't fritter it away on doughnuts

Meant to be scorching here today, but at the moment there is a strong wind ....strange, those two things don't normally go together.  Having a new garage roof put in today - guys arrived at 6.30, having set off at 3am from Yorkshire.  Think that deserved a cuppa and a bacon butty, don't you  Wanted to offer them freshly picked blueberries, but OH convinced me that was a mad plan .... so I'm about to eat them myself

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 07:44

Looking gorgeous Lyn

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Posted: 30/06/2015 at 06:47

Thanks for all you have brought to this site Bill - you've been a star.  Toronto will forever be Otnorot in my mind because of you

Discussions started by chicky

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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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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