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Posted: 05/05/2014 at 19:22

Lots of people seem to lose echinceas Lizzie - were they newish/special ones?

I like to give bits of my garden names - drives my daughters nuts

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 19:20

Both look lovely .... Bit far for me, so nice to see others photos

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 19:16

Thanks all - the stone walls are retaining - the house and garden are on quite a steep hill - but they do the trick


Posted: 05/05/2014 at 19:13

Missed you Mrs G - share those arches with us ..... We appreciate them properly


Also meant to say ... Lovely to see you back Stacey


Posted: 05/05/2014 at 19:12

Hope you have all enjoyed your days - outside, inside or battery recharging.

Got loads done here - 3 day weekends should be the norm.  Roses all fed - and looking particularly healthy this year - my groups of 3 now finally look like they are one large bush.  sweetpeas in the ground, and problem weedy area sorted.  Turned a blind eye to little oak trees - previous 2 days assault was enough for now.

Littlest chicklet retrieved from her rucksack laden plod - v tired, but had some laughs along the way.  Has now been reunited with her phone ..... all is well with the world

Anybody use Stewart Balconniere planters?

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 10:11

They look interesting - if you are using them for tomatoes, how long does the water resevoir last?  Would it get through a weekend's absence (Ie 2nights away?)


Posted: 05/05/2014 at 09:10

Morning all - lovely here too. What a gorgeous BH weekend we have been treated to.  Today i MUST follow my list - so thats roses and clematis to feed, a particularly weedy section to clear, and pot on some of my GH babies.

Fidget - your OH is pretty handy too - Mr Chicky says that if you get the right cut of stone (ours is Purbeck) then its easier than it looks - and as ighten says, as therapeutic as a jigsaw

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 22:31

Here's some of my patch today.

my acer collection

Alliums getting close ....

 Wisteria strutting its stuff

 Rhodies thrive here

 My new euphobia - Joyce's Giant


Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 21:49

I work very close to Savill Garden, but have never made it in.  Planning an extended lunch hour this year when the roses are in bloom.

Visited Hidcote and Kiftsgate a couple of weeks ago, but didn't take pictures.  But both well worth a visit

Strawberry Plants

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 20:46

Mine fruited happily in year 1 ... By year 3 it is time to start thinking about new ones - hope you get a great harvest this year

Discussions started by chicky

Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

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Strange flower buds - ID??

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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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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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