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Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 11:17

Lizzie - your garden is SO beautiful.

Habe you been there long, and what was it like when you got there - have you had to do lots of things to it.  Love the stone of your house too - all mellow. 

You should have got MD to come visit on his French adventure !!  Beats the silly garden with all the wasted veg any day

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 09:32

gardeningfantic -you're right, forget me nots are not weeds - I chose the wrong word.

However, I never planted them - they just came!  Bit like the stinking hellebores and the aquilegias - which are also most welcome.

Didn't know the reason behind the name though - nice story

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 23:10

Johnson's Blue Geranium?  or Jelena Hamamelis??  Think I might be scraping the bottom of a barrel here ....

Late winter cuttings - what next

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 23:05

Not a proper gardener (and waiting for Verdun to help me out here) - but Carol Klein's book (my current bible) says that you take a new camellia shoot, with a new leaf bud visible in the leaf axil, and put it into free draining compost so that the new bud is resting just above the soil surface.

Good luck !

Fork Handles

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 22:40

Root cuttings

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 22:32

I tried last autumn - complete failure here too

Will be watching this thread for handy tips on how to do better next time !

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 20:54

How weird -was looking at GardenGirl's pic about 10 minutes ago, and now they have disappeared.

Very strange

Stinking hellebore -advice

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 20:52

Red - thought of you today - listening to a podcast of GQT and Bob Flowerdew talked about "furtle-ing" - and I thought it was a word you had invented.  I should patent it fast !!

Jewell garden - suggestions

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 20:50

Hi Matty - how about a veronica?  They are a gorgeous deep blue and do very well for me.  Can't remember its name, but it is only a short thing. 

non flowering bullbs

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 20:47

I had two pots of daffodils that failed to flower last year.  Gave them two or three feeds of liquid seaweed last spring, before the leaves died down, and this year they are fantastic.  Will now make feeding my bulbs a regular thing .... one of the things on my list for tomorrow morning actually !

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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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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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Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

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Best dogwoods for stem colour

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Good Berries

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No flowers on gladioli

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Cuttings from sedum "autumn joy"

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Camellia - yellow leaves

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Plants to identify - grasses and some sort of monster

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