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Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 20:55

Great thread - the "places I must visit" list keeps getting longer

Lots of new plants to learn about

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 20:53

I agree the first one is a grevllilia - we had one here when we moved in and I took a sprig to Wisley for an ID.  That was in the days before I discovered the Forum

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 20:28

Couldn't find vulgar wheat either - that was the following week!

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Posted: 17/08/2014 at 20:25

Wish I was at yours for those leftovers - yum

Whipping up,a storm

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 20:22
  • Cooking is the enemy

Made me chuckle!!

but great bunch of flowers, even if they are courtesy of the wind

 

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Posted: 17/08/2014 at 20:14

 Bekkie 

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Posted: 17/08/2014 at 20:11

Lzzie - I remembered you were making a salad thingy because one of the Chicklets once came home from school cookery with a request to provide the ingredients for a tabuleh (?) salad .  Took much searching down the supermarket aisles that week for me to be able to oblige.  Who knew tabuleh  was a rice thing ?? I spent hours looking for something green in the fruit and veg section.  In my day school cookery was about making inedible bread rolls and scrambled egg

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 20:03

No orangey roses here yet, as I can't work out what to grow with them, but every year I fall in love with one called "summer song" on the David Austen stands at Chelsea and HC.


 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 19:55

Hope your salad thing went down well Lizzie.

Funny how Fidget and Yvie so nearly met.  Fidget obviously left the snorkel at home today though.

Had a lazy day here - some deadheading but nothing else.  Still picking bunches of sweetpeas - they seem to have had a good long season this year.  First Autumn raspberries are yum - never grown them before.  And about another day or so and all the Victoria plums will be ready (at once).  One of those days to wander and enjoy, rather than graft

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 19:42

Lovely Hollie - and this is all in your new garden - yes?  What a difference a few months can make.  Rudbeckias sown on windowsills in Feb, moved to cold GH in April, then into garden end of May. Really pleased with the rustic dwarves, as not grown them before.  The yellow ones are Indian Summer, and i grow them every year as the deer leave them alone (not true for all rudbeckias, as i found to my cost - think its because this type are quite bristly/hairy).  Are the pink stars in the first pic? In which case they are isotoma (an annual bedding plant - deer don't eat that either ... are you picking up a common theme here)

Art - OH built the wall earlier in the year.  He says so every time he walks past it.  As it is just outside the front door, it gets said quite a lot.

KEF - love that delphinium - I need to have a word with your friend 

 

Discussions started by chicky

Hellebores - black spot?

All my hellebores have distorted leaves🙄 
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Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

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Strange flower buds - ID??

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Love lies bleeding from seed

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Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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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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Getting rid of brambles

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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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