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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 19:04

Its a pulmonaria Blue Ensign - the bees love it, and i think the colour is gorgeous 


Posted: 23/03/2014 at 19:02

Love that cake - especially the curly tail

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 19:00

Lovely "shack" Jack

Here's a few of my garden today




Posted: 23/03/2014 at 18:43

Tracey - i got these perennials last year.  They are teeny tiny (size of your fingernail) but mine all grew on into lovely plants. I will order again - don't want the geums or coreopsis, but someone in Somerset (flooded gardens) might.


Posted: 23/03/2014 at 18:39

Tracey - hooray - i love a happy ending.

Lily - was at a work do recently where they served us coffee in cups like the ones in your picture - it was really wierd, felt like i was going to end up tipping coffee in my ear

In from a lovely day pottering and weeding and discovering all my plants under their bed of germinating acorns.  All you sensible people who collected them up last autumn saved yourself a nasty job.

just about to go and check the free perennial offer - will let you knowTracey


Posted: 23/03/2014 at 10:38

Good to see you Blackest - would be great to see pictures of your garden 1 year on - if i remember rightly, this time last year you were tackling loads of new projects


Posted: 23/03/2014 at 10:32

Marion - if you are sowing rudbeckias, why don't you give Indian Summer a try - they are my favourite variety - pure gold - and would suit this year's theme very well



Posted: 23/03/2014 at 09:55

Snap Fairy - grass here too ( and lots of moss - but at least its green)


Posted: 23/03/2014 at 09:03

Morning - lovely here again.  I fleeced our pieris last night - fed up of always losing the bright red new shoots to frost - will do so again tonight.  Magnolia much too big for that, so just keep fingers crossed that the buds that haven't burst properly yet escape.

just realised clocks change next week - so i will get to see my garden and GH in the evenings too  Hooray

Heated Propagators

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 19:10

I love my heated windowsill propagator - been using it for a good few years now and nearly everything germinates - whereas before it was hit and miss.  Once seeds are up they get moved to another windowsill, with no heat, and grow on slowly but happily til the clocks go back, when they get pricked out and put in an unheated GH.  I do it once the evenings are lighter, so that i can check on them (lids/fleece etc when frost is forecast) before and after work.  Works for me .....

Discussions started by chicky

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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Shrub id

Any ideas 
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Wildflower id

Blue flowers like a forget me not 
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Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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