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Posted: 01/12/2013 at 19:13

alpine house photos:

 Just realised that i failed miserably to get the labels in - so you will just have to be content with the pretty flowers!!!


Posted: 01/12/2013 at 18:59

Well apart from the shrew, there were some lovely iris/crocus affairs, and some mini nerines.  I took photos for you - so i suppose i will have to detach my rear from the sofa and go upload them for you ...... Might take some time ......


Posted: 01/12/2013 at 18:39

Those tyre planters are great - who do you get to cut them like that??

when you talked about tyre planters before i thought you meant that you were making a tower of tyres and planting inside them - your way is far more ingenius

Winter Pots

Posted: 01/12/2013 at 18:36

Love it Macavity 


Posted: 01/12/2013 at 18:32

Had a lovely afternoon wandering round Wisley - discovered some parts i have never been to before - the meadows behind the glasshouses, the arboretum and the trial fields.  Looks like they have just finished a three year trial of phlox paniculata - one of my favourites - will be interesting to see what they have found.  Made a special visit to both alpine houses for Woody - had the old one completely to myself apart from a tiny shrew scurrying around - v sweet!


Posted: 01/12/2013 at 11:03

Morning all (although nearly afternoon - i love a good Sunday morning lie - in)

Wisley here i come, for some Christmas shopping and a wander round the gardens - hope the sun breaks through here later.

......the good guys

Posted: 01/12/2013 at 10:58

Agree with Crocus and Hardy's.  Have also been very pleased with Burncoose, Sarah Raven and Seagate Irises.  Ashridge trees were excellent too

monty don

Posted: 30/11/2013 at 21:57

Patty - i think the 10 programmes are every night for two weeks.  I will be taping them to stretch them out


Posted: 30/11/2013 at 16:32

Stacey - what a gorgeous pony - what was her name??  We have never made it anywhere near Olympia (other than as spectators) - probably just as well - my heart is in my mouth even at local shows.  Mostly i can't look


Posted: 30/11/2013 at 15:31

All very sad here - Chicklet has just had to say goodbye to the horse she has had for the last 3 years - owner (who we have not seen for the same amount of time) decided she wanted him back.  Strange how attached us two legged creatures can get to the four legged ones.  Lots of tears

Discussions started by chicky

Gardening on TV

A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
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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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Last Post: 03/12/2014 at 16:27

Getting rid of brambles

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Last Post: 04/05/2015 at 19:50

Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Last Post: 15/11/2014 at 19:05

Tree id

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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 20:08

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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Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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