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Posted: 22/09/2013 at 20:46
Dove - that will just hit the spot - thanks for looking after us all

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 20:42
Evening everyone

Had a busy but productive day - moved some things, planted more, tackled some weeds and planted daffs and alliums. Then rode 22 miles on the bike - tour of britain came through here yesterday - we followed their route, just at third of their speed !

Now slumped!!


Posted: 22/09/2013 at 11:36

Does that mean I can now retire too?  Yippeee !!

Mulch or fleece for the winter

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 10:36
Brill - that makes the mulching job much more simple than i had been making it ! Is it different when you do it in the spring? I must have read somewhere that you have to fiddle around keeping crowns clear!


Posted: 22/09/2013 at 10:32
Omg - just seen my " name" in print in the GW mag. Does this mean i am now a celebrity ? Best dig my sunglasses out for when i venture out of the house tomorrow morning. Autographs anyone ??

Mulch or fleece for the winter

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 10:02
Hi obelixx - so to protect the crowns with mulch do you have to bury them under the stuff?

Mulch or fleece for the winter

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 09:46
I'm planning to mulch my borders when i do the big cut down this autumn. Can i just spread a layer all over or do i have to leave "breathing spaces" around the crowns of the perennials that have died down ??


Posted: 21/09/2013 at 21:08

Fidget - they did last year, but this year they left them alone (but last year the slugs were really bad, this year I didn't have too much trouble with anything) - pictures now up on Gallery 2013 - but here are Indian summer again:


Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 21/09/2013 at 21:04

Great Pergola Singy - all that planting potential !!

Pleased with my late summer colour this year:

 And the one below is the bit the deer can get to - they don't like Rudbeckia Indian Summer (although they love munching Rudbeckia Goldstrum - they are pretty fussy !)

 All taken early this morning.


Posted: 21/09/2013 at 20:43

Lizzie - Roses it is !  (plus someone to share deer woes with!  - I have discovered they do not eat rudbeckia "Indian summer" - which has slightly hairy leaves - so have been planting it on mass in my deer exposed borders.  About to post some pics on the gallery thread)

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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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