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The first one I've seen this year - 2014

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 23:50

So i have learned something new - crested newts do not have heads with crests on

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 23:22

Great newts, Nut  Is the crest in their name to do with the ridge on their tail? (And theres me thinking they had crests on their heads)


Posted: 08/03/2014 at 22:55

Hi Panda - just in case you have another sneaky peek

We are now the proud owners of an asparagus bed. I believe it will be 2017 before we get our first harvest .... Noone can say we are not in this for the long game!

Thought i was one of the only people who grew Cecille Brunner!  It was spectacular at our last house, but waiting for it to really get going here.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 12:36

Envelope is on its way Jeannie - missed Sat post, so likely to be Tues when it arrives. Some are half packets that i had left over - some are new packets i bought - went for varieties good in containers.  Hope this gets your collection going

An ENVY thread....

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 09:10

I can boast one of them - and yes, luckily, very steep slope and very small stream


Posted: 08/03/2014 at 09:09

Good luck with the GH Matt - it'll be lovely when its finished 

Chores and shopping today - gardening tomorrow.  But first, some garden mag browsing and a cuppa in bed, with the windows thrown wide open so i can hear those birds .....


Posted: 07/03/2014 at 22:13

We noticed the lack of David Austin mention too - but decided it was probably to do with BBCs ban on advertising ....


Posted: 07/03/2014 at 22:09

Lost sound here too - subtitles didn't quite fill the gap - but loved the crocuses and the pulmonarias 

Since joining GW forum,I have been overwhelmed with all the support & advise

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 19:42

You are dead right Paul - its so lovely to share with others who understand my passion (or should that be obsession) with gardening.  And i have learned soooo much.  Its great to always have someone (or three) to ask.  So a big thanks to everyone from me too


Posted: 07/03/2014 at 19:36

Matty - have used hayloft before and always been pleased.  Plants can be quite small, but they grow away well.  Only had one disaster - with a load of penstemmon that failed - but they replaced them no quibble.  They also managed to tell me the name of the aster i bought from them 4 years ago (their filing system is obviously more effective than my diary) even though they no longer stocked it.  So definitely good guys in my book

Off to find the corkscrew and a glass, and settle down to Monty ..... Feels like we have really turned that corner now

Discussions started by chicky

Strange flower buds - ID??

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Love lies bleeding from seed

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Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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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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