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Posted: 26/04/2013 at 08:27

Morning FG


Posted: 26/04/2013 at 07:50

Bit later this morning as wfh. Rain here too - saved me having to water my new plantings. Had a browse thru my GW mag last night - so exciting to see name checks for Verdun, Lizzie and obelixx. And congrats to MMP on another gift voucher


Beechgrove Garden Goes National.

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 20:19

I agree - love them both - and with A-Z aswell thats three whole gardening programmes to watch every weekend.  Well done BBC - lets hope the other channels catch on.  I used to love the Channel 4 "Real Gardens" many moons ago ...

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 20:12

Lizzie - what is an iberis ?

And throw my vote in for Iris too - I have some deep purple and some light blue ones that look dangerously like they will flower this year (fattish leaves, which I am convinced are concealing a flower bud).

Also agree that the little ones are lovely, when they are vibrant.  Tried some Katherine Hodkin this year and they were very washed out. 

I didn't get to put in my Hibiscus either (was a bit worried it might go with Hydrangea in the popularity stakes - but hey-ho I like them !!) 

morning glory seedlings

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 20:07

And whatever the question was, please have another go.  I have morning glory seedlings which are threatening to take over my house, and am not sure what to do with them next !

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 20:05

Gardengirl - love your station !  Always makes me smile when I see people making an effort where previously there was nothing

Very large garden - where to start

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 20:03

How exciting - a project !

I agree with all the others above, but would also add that it is sometimes a good idea to look at what is doing well in neighbours' gardens.  I am forever peering over fences (in the nicest possible way) and often see things that make me think - "I'll try some of that!".  They will mostly have the same soil and conditions as you, so are a good trial ground.

Planting clematis - distance?

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 07:08

Like Nut and Obelixx I keep my group2's and group3's on separate structures - it is easy to just cut the group 3's right back in spring if there is nothing else on the trellis.  They also suggest getting some flat tiles to put round the stem of the plants when you have planted them - it keeps the roots shady, whilst the rest of the plant is in the sun.

Look forward to seeing phots of the results - clematis are one of my favourites !  Good luck


Posted: 24/04/2013 at 06:51

Morning early risers - lovely day here again too. Trees I can see from my window are getting that faint green haze - and all magnolias have been coaxed into flower with the last couple of days sunshine - they are a whole month later than last year. Half way through the week - time to start making my weekend gardening plans in my head ...

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 22:21
Hi Chica - don't worry, I am sure the folk on here will enjoy helping to identify them from photos !

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