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Helenium

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 07:41

If you are going with the red/orange theme then geums would be good for earlier - Mrs Bradshaw is an orangey red, and the tangerine series do what it says on the tin!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 07:39

Morning from hogwarts.  Will take a photo before i go.  The gardens are beautiful - really well stocked.  I guess the courtyards are the equivalent of walled gardens as a microclimate.  There is the largest pyracantha i have ever seen, smothered in berries, on one wall.

right, best get going - have a good day all

Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 21:59

We wondered what Daniel would say if we were the first Forkers to be expelled from an RHS garden

Helenium

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 21:43

I grew rudbeckia rustic dwarves from seed this year, and was really pleased with the browny/orange selection i got.  Not expecting them to come through the winter, but will try some more seed next spring.  They might give you some fillers whilst the rest gets established ... Very exciting project there

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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 21:36

Love buzzards Bekkie.  Such a plaintive cry - almost like a cat at 200feet

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 21:15

Glad to see you back Pdoc - sorry to hear you are having such a difficult time.

Sat in my Oxford college room - quite surreal to think people get educated in surroundings like this.  I have mullioned windows and a wildflower meadow outside.  feel like i am on some sort of film set

Been keeping my eyes open - not spotted any corpses yet, so assume Morse and Kevin are absent at the mo.

Love the photos Archie - nice to see they captured your best side

Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 21:08

A few more pics from me - i was having a bit of a fruit day ...

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 Thought i might try and create something like this with my house leeks

Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 21:04

the sculpture was lovely - made of glass, something like £150 per leaf.  I thought maybe half a dozen ....

Forester - the twig arrangement they talked about on GQT is not in place yet - it'll be in the walled garden once the summer bedding goes over.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 06:35

Morning all

Still recovering from yesterdays excitement.  Have to pack a bag as have a conference in Oxford that means an overnight stay - if the place has wi-fi i will check back in this evening.  Staying in one of the Oxford colleges - one of the old ones with quads and spires and everything.  Will play at Brideshead Revisited for 24hours ... Or was it Chariots of Fire??

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 23:10

Welcome back OL 

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