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Posted: 10/08/2013 at 14:07

We are digging a new bed to plant a belt of trees - acers, liquidambers and birch.  Would it be ok to mulch with chippings from a leylandii hedge we have just felled ?

Many thanks

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 10/08/2013 at 14:01

My echinaceae prima donna is now living up to its name:

 And pleased with my rudbeckia/echinops combo too:

 In fact, we are enjoying rudbeckias galore:


Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 10/08/2013 at 13:54

Heres how one of my borders changes through the seasons:


 And now:

 Its like one of those books I had when I was little where you painted over with water and all the colours changed like magic


Posted: 09/08/2013 at 23:13

I think i might have been rumbled ....


Posted: 09/08/2013 at 19:36

I use the Ethel gloves - they have reinforced finger tips which take a while to wear through - I get through a couple of pairs a year, but I am wearing them every weekend


Posted: 09/08/2013 at 19:27

West acre looks great Nut - that's what I'll do .  Many thanks for the tip.  Will just be me in the car, so possibly room for a purchaser or two


Posted: 09/08/2013 at 12:33

Thanks Nut.  I have to say i enjoy gardens more - any other recommendations for aThursday afternoon between Kings Lynn and London?? 


Posted: 09/08/2013 at 12:25

I will be in the area and was thinking of visiting Cambridge Botanic Gardens next week - is it worth a visit at this time of year?

Will require a bit of a detour, so thought i would check if anyone knows it well?


Posted: 09/08/2013 at 07:10

Morning - TGIF

Wet here - but promised better for the weekend.  Got some new clematis to get in the garden - can't remember their names, but will find out for the evening.

Well done to all you volunteers - makes me feel humble.  One day I will have time .....  not sure I could make any at the moment and still find time to sleep (and garden !)


Posted: 08/08/2013 at 16:30

I always class monch as purple - or at least it is in my garden.  But if that is ok for your colour scheme then aster "marie ballard" is lovely too

Discussions started by chicky

Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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Getting rid of brambles

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Last Post: 08/12/2014 at 13:02

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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Last Post: 04/10/2014 at 18:15

Plant ID - blue flowers

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Last Post: 10/09/2014 at 09:08

Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Last Post: 09/09/2014 at 23:48

Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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Last Post: 25/08/2014 at 08:56

Shrub id

Any ideas 
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Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 19:51

Wildflower id

Blue flowers like a forget me not 
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Last Post: 12/05/2014 at 19:15

Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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Last Post: 18/04/2014 at 08:33

Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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TV gardening programmes

A reminder 
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Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 19:16

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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