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Posted: 14/11/2013 at 09:04
Our google earth was updated a couple of weeks ago too - they must be having a spree! Only know because there was a note on the village website - no washing out here, but i had abandonned the wheelbarrow in the middle of the grass!!


Posted: 14/11/2013 at 06:43

Morning all

Have a great time at the open air museum Lizzie - looks like another sunny day, so perfect for it.  It is the standard day trip for every primary school in Hampshire/Surrey/Sussex - so have been there a few times, but never tire of it.  Its so easy to imagine that you are really in that time period as you wander round - be prepared to cover 5 centuries in a few hours

My bareroot David Austin roses (3x the Fairy - thanks to Matty for the photo and inspiration) arrived yesterday.  Moved them into the porch to keep out of the frost and will plant them up tomorrow (i have Fri pm off work).


Posted: 13/11/2013 at 09:04
KEF - replacement is Monty and a female newsreader (can't remember her name). I like Monty, but will miss Mr T.

Fairy - what variety are the whips ?? (Only on a gardening site can you ask questions like that!!)


Posted: 13/11/2013 at 06:47

Morning all.  Not much gardening to report - in fact am beginning to forget what it looks like !

Just read that BBC have axed Mr T from their Chelsea coverage.  That's made me sad


Posted: 10/11/2013 at 22:46

So true Woody - i like lists so much that i make them even if there is nothing to do 


Posted: 10/11/2013 at 21:41

As fast as i tick things off the list Ggirl, the list just seems to get longer .... More weeding ( will it never end?), top dress the pots with gravel, take all the acers into the GH, sort out the GH so i can get in the door, raggedy perennials to cut back, mulching over dahlias ..... Roll on next weekend 


Posted: 10/11/2013 at 21:07

Given its current intention - Sleepy the snake seems a possibility.  As for identification, if it wiggles when you call its name then it obviously knows you 


Posted: 10/11/2013 at 20:49

Nut - are you going to give it a name ???

Climbing Rose

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 19:59

Lily - just checked out pergola measurements with OH - uprights are 4x4, front and back beams are 8x2, cross beams are 6x2 - all inches ( he doesn't do new fangled !! )

New TV programme

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 19:43

Lyn - i am planning on taping it - that way i can eek it out til March when GW starts again

Discussions started by chicky

Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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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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Any ideas 
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Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

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