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Posted: 27/10/2013 at 19:22

Will keep my eye open for bogof daffs archie!  Maybe start a thread to get wider pick up?


Posted: 27/10/2013 at 18:53

Fairy - ballade is pink -never grown it before but fell in love with it on a display at chelsea this year.  Hope it lives up to expectations!  I have considered ballerina too Bob - maybe next year.  I think they have them in the "free" GW offer in the Oct mag?


Posted: 27/10/2013 at 18:22

Very calm here now - think this is the proverbial lull!

Little chicklet has made it safely over the sea -phew!  Gardenfantic, look out for her!

tulip pots planted.  Ballade and white triumphator.  Spring seems like a long way off


Posted: 27/10/2013 at 17:51

I cut back flowerspikes and bring pots into gh (unheated) for the winter.  Some lose their leaves - in which case pull them off when they turn yellow/brown - and some are more evergreen.  Don't water them til you see the new green shoots in spring, then start with the tomato food twice a week.  

As for tonight, i would move them to a sheltered space if you can still see them in the dark!

Herbs - Bay

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 16:07

I bring mine into an unheated GH each year, after it kept getting knocked back by the frosts.  It is doing much better now (been inside the last two winters)

Good Berries

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 15:55

Just to finish this thread off - i went for pyracatha red saphyr - and here it is ....

 Thank you all for your suggestions ..... I love this site!!

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 15:51

Oh wow Mrs G

day lilies

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 15:50

Pas2 - i would leave them - they will die back naturally soon enough, and can't see that leaving them there will stress it unduly

Preparing for the storm

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 14:23

Potty - have you a neighbour you could ring??


Posted: 27/10/2013 at 14:00

Thanks all for comments on my pics - he has a welding machine panda - new toy this summer.  He has made a pair of the planters, and has done me obelisks and peony baskets as well.  Here are some more pics to take your mind off the ironing

 took these yesterday - all looks tidier now as pots are now stowed away.  All hatches now battened - we are bracing ourselves

Discussions started by chicky

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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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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