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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 09:48

Oooooooo  Mary Rose is on my list (name of my favourite Aunt).  She is looking beautiful.....

Snowdrops in the green - offer

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 09:44

I used eurobulbs last week ( wisbech based) for that reason.  20 "free" bulbs for £6 postage wasn't as good as  Eurobulbs £9 for 100 bulbs - and i needed a few.  When i get myself going i will plant mine today - ordered last Sunday, arrived on Thursday, along with some great quality cyclamen.  They get my vote

My First Rose-What Variety

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 00:01

Thanks Lizzie - all mine are repeat flowerers, so will go and do some judicious snipping tomorrow after all!

Clematis plants in containers

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 22:44

I have patio clematis in containers that seem quite happy 4 years on.  I put slow release fertiliser pellets in every year, and the insides of the pots were lined with bubble wrap to stop the roots getting too hot/cold.  I think the varieties are Abilene, Ernest Markham and some type of Countess (Nemours?)


Posted: 28/02/2014 at 21:02

Peanuts and Windsong - there is a special thread set up for helping those with flooded gardens ( think it is actually called "help for those with flooded gardens") - they are trying to set up collection and distribution centres. Take a look 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 20:10

I love it too when it is flowering Annie - but mine seems to spend most of its time sporting frost bitten brown withered clumps of petals - even this year, when frosts have been more rare

My First Rose-What Variety

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 20:06

Lizzie - i read here recently that shrub roses don't need much pruning - mine are now going in to their fourth year, and up to now i have pruned them quite hard.  This year i have left them alone apart from getting rid of dead stems - is this a good plan, or should i get out there tomorrow and take them back a bit?

NewBoy - my personal favourite (and makes it onto a lot of recommended lists) is Gertrude Jekyll - bright pink and gorgeous smell

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 19:53

How lovely, Rain!  Will be lovely to watch it develop.  What are the shrubs??

Where have the birds gone!!!

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 19:50

It would be great to speak goose - and owl, and buzzard, and woodpecker - would be great to know what they think about life

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 19:06

Gorgeous dark purple crocuses KEF.  You're not the only one on a daily shoot count  But i am quite happy with my life - its the little things ....

Discussions started by chicky

Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

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Last Post: 22/08/2015 at 08:01

Strange flower buds - ID??

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Last Post: 06/06/2015 at 21:49

Love lies bleeding from seed

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Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 18:37

Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 00:01

Gardening on TV

A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
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Last Post: 26/04/2015 at 10:44

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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