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Posted: 15/06/2013 at 10:53

Jeannie, so long as you keep it well watered through this first summer I would think it will be fine.

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 09:56

Weeping willow - (just not too close to the house)

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 09:48

Love looking at this thread.  Skyrunner, your garden is so pretty, and packed full of plants - just the way I like them.  Love your path too.  QR your close ups are wonderful  - I love buckeye belle, the colour is so incredibly rich (mine opened its buds this week too, after keeping me in suspense for weeks).

and welcome Nicky B - you too have a lovely space.  Gardening with small children (and a bump!) is a whole new challenge - how do you manage??


Posted: 15/06/2013 at 09:26

Morning all- planting up my patio pots today. Still have gusty winds swirling around.

but sunshine so shouldn't complain.  Fingers crossed for WW.

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 20:05

FG - who held the spirit level for your fence rails?? She counts as an under gardener (just don't tell her, as its probably not cool!).  Just read your other posts - think you should build it a bit higher and top it with spikes! Good for you for speaking out - might not have sunk in at the time, but they might be thinking a bit more about that busy road now.


Posted: 14/06/2013 at 07:18

Good luck at the hospital Andy - really hope you are feeling better by Sunday for your FD treat.


Posted: 14/06/2013 at 07:01

I think that's the key - lovely in a field, thug in a border! (Buttercups, not Mr Packham)

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 06:58

Undergardener - every garden has one

Marguerite (Margaritas)

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 06:47

I have had problems with snails/slugs on these in the past, but they normally perk up, and if you dead head them and give them some sun they flower all summer. Don't think they divide ( they are single stem) and they don't make it through the winter, so you could try stem cuttings like you do with perlagoniums.  I just buy a couple of new ones in May each year


Posted: 14/06/2013 at 06:40

Lovely flowers Andy.

Have a couple of vases of wind-felled lupins! Also had to rescue some flattened phlox and peony (thankfully leaves, not flowers - those are staked) with canes and string. But could have been worse - at least no trees down.

Last GCSE for daughter this morning - maths, never her favourite - and then by lunchtime we can all breathe again!  But if I read one more newspaper article telling me how easy and worthless these exams are, then I might just scream!!

Discussions started by chicky

Tree id

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Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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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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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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