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Any other dodos out there?

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 18:37

I try to avoid the red hot pokers too

Any other dodos out there?

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 17:28

Not today, but I often "sit" on plants - when you plant close together there is no room to bend down

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 17:25

Lots more weeding done - amazing how liquorishy agastaches smell even when they have lost their leaves.  Potted up some bareroot sedums, achillea, asters and geraniums to fill some gaps next year.  Also decided to plant my alliums in pots - i know i have gaps, but I can't remember where - this way I can slot them in next May.

Time to read some more of my book - a fascinating account of how someone round here recreated a jekyll garden from the original plans.  Will visit next summer, but thought I'd learn the story first - bit like reading the book before you go to the movie

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 09:57

Still looking really fresh Fairy - lovely

Our Fatsias are now monsters - but the bees love the flowers


 

Pictures

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 09:16

Flumpy - Daniel gave a good update and explanation yesterday on the "still waiting for updates thread" - think its currently on page 2.  its being looked at, but might be a little while yet

Daphnes - do they self seed?

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 09:13

I'll leave til the spring anyway - but it will get lots of looking at and cooing over in the meantime

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 09:09

Mr Chicky has just announced he is going off to get the replacement panes we need for the GH - yippee.  The no-nag policy (but lots of subliminal messages ) has paid off

Daphnes - do they self seed?

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 09:03

Just been out to look - it is quite a way from the mother plant, so probably a seedling, but possibly a sucker.  Would i have to treat it differently if it was?

i guess if a sucker it will be a true JP, whereas if a seedling will be pot luck

Daphnes - do they self seed?

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 08:58

How exciting - thanks nut and Berghill. We have a new baby

Ferns

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 08:31

Hi Lizzie - there are hundreds to choose from, but I would suggest you send for a Bowdens catalogue - lots of pictures and information about conditions needed, eventual sizes etc etc

You might need to look at ones that do ok in drier conditions, as I would imagine your cherry tree will take quite a lot of water from the soil.

Discussions started by chicky

Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

 
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Grass ID

Does anyone know what type of grass this is? 
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Remedial pruning a Group 2 clematis

What to do and when? 
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Gardens we have visited 2016

Pictures of our garden outings 
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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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