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Posted: 12/08/2013 at 06:55

Oh Bev, I am so jealous !  My first words this morning were "I need more sleep!".

However, not to be. Dull here.  Just done the morning inspection and all is looking good with my plot. Mad day to look forward to today - trains, planes (well not really) and automobiles ...

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 23:27

Late tonight - popping in just before I hit the sack !

Busy day of weeding, cutting back, bit of planting and some lying in the hammock (got to be done!).  Feel suitably relaxed and ready for the week ahead.  Bring it on


Posted: 11/08/2013 at 20:30

Hi Glyn

2nd are hollyhocks - just cut the flower spikes to the ground when they are finished flowering.  They will die back in winter and reappear next spring.

Can't see 1st, 3rd looks like some sort of helianthus, but not 100% sure.  Others will know


Posted: 11/08/2013 at 20:22

Shelley - ours is affiliated to the RHS, so their website might be worth a try

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 18:30

And Bob - what lovely colour combinations in your beds

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 18:29

Great clematis Chris.  They put on a real show, don't they.

and love the sparrows on the SP's too

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 11:03


who said late summer was tricky in a garden - the colours on this thread at the moment are lovely! That evening primrose looks good enough to eat ( might improve my tetchiness too)


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Posted: 11/08/2013 at 09:34

Kef - tail up and curly - i think he likes us.



Posted: 11/08/2013 at 09:31

Lizzie - there are some upsides of gardening with deer!

We have a patch of ground next to our house - I have always referred to it (somewhat pretentiously) as the meadow, when in reality it looks like a patch of waste ground. However, I have persevered ( for 7 years), and gradually it is becoming more like the meadow I was hoping for.  Yesterday I sat there with a cuppa and the noise coming from it was incredible - chirruping and buzzing - and there were butterflies and insects galore.  Ok, so not a carpet of wild flowers, but a haven for insects just the same.  You just have to learn to love grass - and carry on introducing yellow rattle.

Discussions started by chicky

Shrub id

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Wildflower id

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Cap on soil

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Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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TV gardening programmes

A reminder 
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When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

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Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

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Best dogwoods for stem colour

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Good Berries

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No flowers on gladioli

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Cuttings from sedum "autumn joy"

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Camellia - yellow leaves

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Plants to identify - grasses and some sort of monster

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