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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 17/08/2015 at 06:34

Great colour Wonky - your spot is looking beautiful now

stunning Fairy - what a transformation

no time to look at Berghill's slideshow now - something to look forward t this evening

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 10:10

Oh, and KEF - what is the double blue flower in pic 4 .......I want one badly 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 10:07

Love your pictures Joybell - your shelving arrangements are beautiful (the unicorn made me smile ).

love rudbeckias verdun - mine are just coming into flower here (from seed this spring, which always makes them a bit later).  Love the way you put plants together - stunning effect


Posted: 16/08/2015 at 09:57

Day in the garden for me today - a few weedy patches need attention, the lavender needs trimming back and some cuttings need taking.  And the foxgloves I have been talking about potting on for weeks are about to jump out of the seed tray of their own accord if they don't get their promised attention soon

Dragged Mr Chicky on a garden visit yesterday afternoon to West Green (national trust gardened by Marilyn Abbott).  Lovely walled garden, but very little else.  The water features are all waterless, which is a shame, and the tearoom courtyard, and inside, have the greatest number of wasps I have seen for years.  Luckily we had our GW 2 for 1 card - at £8 per head its not cheap


Posted: 16/08/2015 at 09:36

Woops - still not got the hang of this "quoting" lark


Posted: 16/08/2015 at 09:35
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

I took some croissants and Danish pastries out of the freezer last night to bake for brekkie this morning - they're nicely risen but I won't put them in the oven just yet 'cos OH is still sound asleep.  You'll just have to make do with coffee for now ...


Back to the frozen croissants ...... we have never used them here.  There is a farm shop attached to the GC where littlest chicklet has just started working, and everything goes through the same tills.  On week 2 a lady came through with a bag of frozen croissants with no price tag ......littlest chicklet radioed through to find out the price of dog chews. Luckily, the customer had a sense of humour

Is this the place to say hello?

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 23:28

Welcome LG. thanks for sharing your garden journey with us - good luck with your project.  Take lots of photos along the way - looking back is a great way of reminding yourself just how much progress you have made


Posted: 15/08/2015 at 22:31

Agapanthus dislike winter wet more than they dislike cold.  They also flower better when their roots are a bit congested.  So for that reason I keep mine in pots and put them in a cold GH for the winter - which keeps them dry too.  I normally take them in about November, leave them alone til March, when i start to water them again, and then put them back outside in April.  By then I need the GH space for other things.  Hope that helps

Votes please, and a quick questions...

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 21:35

Late to the party (story of my life) - but I think the holly looks really classy

Can you identify?

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 21:30

I was going to say toadflax, but have googled and linaria is the same thing. Very pretty

Discussions started by chicky

Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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Last Post: 29/08/2015 at 16:26

Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

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Last Post: 22/08/2015 at 08:01

Strange flower buds - ID??

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Love lies bleeding from seed

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Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 18:37

Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 00:01

Gardening on TV

A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
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Last Post: 26/04/2015 at 10:44

More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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Last Post: 07/04/2015 at 21:50

Jasmin - officinale or trachelspermum??

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Last Post: 03/04/2015 at 14:31

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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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 20:08

Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Last Post: 04/10/2014 at 18:15

Plant ID - blue flowers

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