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Posted: 18/06/2013 at 07:07

Hi there OW - welcome back !

I once quizzed the Blackmore and Langdon people at Hampton Court - he said always cut the flower spikes on delphiniums back as that makes them concentrate on becoming stronger plants for next year, rather than putting all their energy into setting seed.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 07:05

Daisy - love the peony too - do you know which one it is ??  John, v jealous of that lovely greenhouse.  And your roses look so healthy - great flowers but also the glossy leaves


Posted: 18/06/2013 at 06:59

You're doing a grand job Dove !   Hope your day at work is better than the last few ...

Glad you are enjoying yourself Lizzie - LOVE Gt Dixter - very envious.

Not sure about heatwave here Daisy - but no rain.

Anyone ever managed to get rid of rabbits?  Have one (hopefully singular) causing havoc - never had any before.  Have a humane trap, that he is ignoring - any ideas what they like eating best (apart from my phlox)? 

Please help me identify what is eating my strawberries!?!

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 22:16

Could mice be getting in?  They help themselves to the strawberries in my greenhouse

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 22:08

I was there about 1ish- then visited the other gardens til about 3.30 - I bet we passed each other.  What fabulous gardens though, and a lovely spot.  So many beautiful flowers

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 22:00

Lovely pics garden girl - sorry I missed you yesterday - I loved the wheelbarrows too!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 21:56

I tried that trick once - and only once ..... Not nice ......


Posted: 17/06/2013 at 06:48

Morning all - in a rush! Back to the more mundane world of work. Glad you're back on form Andy, and WW today is the day to watch the dahlias growing...


Posted: 16/06/2013 at 17:10

TT - good luck with "hospital thingy" tomorrow.  Bev - what a shame - I hate it when the way I'm feeling gets in the way of plans.

Just back from my trip to Woodgreen.  WW's garden is jaw droppingly stunning!

I kept wandering round exclaiming "oh my" - felt like Dorothy in Oz.  Completely beautiful overall, but packed full of treasures, so I had to keep asking what they all were. WW eventually felt obliged to press pots of astrantias into my hand to shut me up.

Have to confess it was a little weird walking up to a complete stranger and announcing "Hi, I'm Chicky" .  But it went so well that I am thinking of trying it more often .....

The other village gardens were also fantastic - so much beauty crammed into one tiny village. And all so friendly.  A wonderful day out.

and yes, there was cake!!


Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 09:41

Skyrunner - how ingenious!  Just looked at your photo again, and would never have guessed how it was done unless you had told me.  Shall be pointing it out to OH

Discussions started by chicky

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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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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