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Latest posts by chicky

Pink Viburnum Tinus

Posted: 01/12/2013 at 21:22

If it is Dawn it has a very strong honey like scent

......the good guys

Posted: 01/12/2013 at 19:17

Just remembered "plantsmans preference" in Norfolk were very good too.

sounds like a good haul Lyn - i love phlox


Posted: 01/12/2013 at 19:13

alpine house photos:

 Just realised that i failed miserably to get the labels in - so you will just have to be content with the pretty flowers!!!


Posted: 01/12/2013 at 18:59

Well apart from the shrew, there were some lovely iris/crocus affairs, and some mini nerines.  I took photos for you - so i suppose i will have to detach my rear from the sofa and go upload them for you ...... Might take some time ......


Posted: 01/12/2013 at 18:39

Those tyre planters are great - who do you get to cut them like that??

when you talked about tyre planters before i thought you meant that you were making a tower of tyres and planting inside them - your way is far more ingenius

Winter Pots

Posted: 01/12/2013 at 18:36

Love it Macavity 


Posted: 01/12/2013 at 18:32

Had a lovely afternoon wandering round Wisley - discovered some parts i have never been to before - the meadows behind the glasshouses, the arboretum and the trial fields.  Looks like they have just finished a three year trial of phlox paniculata - one of my favourites - will be interesting to see what they have found.  Made a special visit to both alpine houses for Woody - had the old one completely to myself apart from a tiny shrew scurrying around - v sweet!


Posted: 01/12/2013 at 11:03

Morning all (although nearly afternoon - i love a good Sunday morning lie - in)

Wisley here i come, for some Christmas shopping and a wander round the gardens - hope the sun breaks through here later.

......the good guys

Posted: 01/12/2013 at 10:58

Agree with Crocus and Hardy's.  Have also been very pleased with Burncoose, Sarah Raven and Seagate Irises.  Ashridge trees were excellent too

monty don

Posted: 30/11/2013 at 21:57

Patty - i think the 10 programmes are every night for two weeks.  I will be taping them to stretch them out

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How big are vine weevil grubs?

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Getting rid of brambles

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Tree id

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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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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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