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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 22:47

Love your bride Lizzie.  I invested in one last year (had never heard of it til I saw your pics of it here last year), which is growing nicely, but not flowered this year .... Maybe next ....

Hope you are pleased that the "Lizzie" effect has gone global


Posted: 08/04/2014 at 22:39

Thanks Fidget - just googled Kiftsgate - looks lovely too.  Think i will go for it - just need some sunshine 


Posted: 08/04/2014 at 22:15

Ooooh, glad the Dixter programme was good Marion - i recorded it for watching tomorrow


Posted: 08/04/2014 at 22:07

Don't know about marigolds, but following advice on here last year i pinched out my cosmos several times before finally planting them out - potting them on to bigger pots all the time - and they were the best they have ever been.  So not essential, but worth a try

Crane fly larvae

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 22:03

There was a bit on GQT about them the other week - suggested covering an area of lawn with tarpaulin for a few days, which will encourage the grubs to the surface.  Then go out at dawn and remove it, and all the birds will pick the grubs off for you.  Apparently the worms get back into the ground quick enough to avoid the same fate

What's eating my clematis?

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 21:58

Panda - if you are going to use pellets the ones with "ferric" something are better - steer clear of the methaldehyde (??) ones which exterminate everything in sight.  I find copper rings in a circle round the base of my clematis do the trick too, because slugs can actually chomp through the stems at the base and then you lose the whole lot (although mine did resprout, and seem none the worse for it)

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 21:53

Supernoodle - what a pretty patch of flowers - bet it makes you smile every time you go past !  Great to hear it is bulking up nicely too 


Posted: 08/04/2014 at 21:36

Mr Beardshaw is recording, but footie means i don't stand a chance of getting near the TV tonight - so i have just treated myself to the Hidcote programme on iPlayer instead - what a  place !!!  Have next week off work, and was planning to find a garden to visit .... Its definitely on the list as a possibility.  Bit of a trek, but with a few GQT's on the radio it won't seem too long.  Will ponder .......


Posted: 08/04/2014 at 07:33

Morning MrsG KEF and Lily.  Bishops Children are dark leafed dahlias that you can grow from seed - someone put pics on here last summer, so thought i'd give it a go.  They are meant to get big enough to flower their first season. ...... Thats good news, since my track record of keeping dahlias alive is not good ...... So it could be their last season too


Posted: 08/04/2014 at 07:16

Wow Lizzie - thats a productive GH.  Know what you mean about the weeds - its like painting the Forth Bridge here.  Hope your car is sorted soon Dove.

just about to go inspect my GH - just to see whats grown.  Dahlias were all potted up at the weekend, and all had already got little shoots showing.  And my lupins and Bishops Children have now graduated out there from the windowsills ... keeping fleece and lids to hand.

good days to all of you

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