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Posted: 14/05/2017 at 20:21

Mine have been hit hard by the late frost too . However, wait a bit before giving up hope, they will probably resprout.  Just don't expect too many flowers this year....

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Posted: 14/05/2017 at 19:41

Wonderful news Lizzie. A house full of boys will be fun, if a little boisterous 

Planted out all the plants in my cold-frame, and filled it up again with things to plant out next week.  Lots beginning to flower out there now, it was a pleasure to be amongst it all 

Thanks for all the kind thoughts re my Dad - I hope all those positive vibes will speed his recovery 

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Posted: 13/05/2017 at 22:27

He's at home Joyce - nursing home was just a 2week halfway house between hospital and home after the heart infection he had over Christmas.  Mostly he is pretty independent - but falls and broken bones make him less so.

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Posted: 13/05/2017 at 22:08

Glad to see you have all been busy   Welcome home Pdoc (looking forward to new puppy pics ), great Malvern pics Beau

Got home from States to find Dad had had a fall.  Cracked ribs and broken ankle.  Been down there today to do some shopping for him and say hello.  Seemed quite cheerful, and my sisters are down there tomorrow. 

In other news.....seriously frosted standard wisteria showing signs of new growth.  I really thought we had lost it, so delighted.  Mr C started it off 20 years ago when Chicklet was born, would be devastated to lose it.

Garden Visits 2017

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 12:01

Will have to investigate photobucket for my Keukenhof pics - the Arundel ones took me an hour to load on here, and I haven't had that sort of time to sit down and faff since we got back  Its a shame, coz the photo threads used to be one of my favourite parts of the Forum

Garden Visits 2017

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 10:56

I had already started a 2017 garden visits thread ......its here

....just so it doesn't get lost in the ether.  Perhaps Nora could close my one down now, so we only have one on the go ?

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Posted: 10/05/2017 at 13:36

Sitting having breakfast on my ownsome in an American hotel  Thought I'd noodle with you lot whilst I contemplate the wisdom of cinnamon french toast at this time in the morning

Smart meters are a force for GOOD (see what I did there with Trump-speak) .....understanding when we use energy will be increasingly important, not just how much we use.  As we get more and more from wind and sun the dynamics of the system change.  Thats not a BAD thing, but requires new thinking about how best to use it......

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Posted: 07/05/2017 at 21:31

Obxx - meadow gets mowed in late June, then kept short for the rest of the year.  More tulips get planted each autumn, but she thinks some are coming back every year.  Delightful feature, and the  camassias really set it off.  I only discovered camassias a couple of years ago - Windsor parks dept plant them en masse to take over from the daffs on the grass verges and in the parks.....I think they're great 

Back from Nottingham, Chickletless.  Had a great lunch in front of the castle in a pub that has embraced the pavement cafe culture.  On a day like today it was perfect 

Travelling to the US with work this week (New Jersey, nothing glamorous), so won't be round much to miss her.

Listened to some GQTs in the car ......did you go to the snape one Dove ?

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Posted: 07/05/2017 at 10:34

Stunning tulip meadow in an NGS garden near Ross-on-Wye yesterday.

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Posted: 07/05/2017 at 10:31

Get well soon Fairy πŸ€’ - why do lurgies always strike at the weekend 

Many miles travelled this weekend.  Garden visiting in Herefordshire yesterday - great day out with friends.  Returning Chicklet to Nottingham today .....and back again tonight

Discussions started by chicky

Gardens we have visited 2017

A place to share our latest gardening days out πŸ˜€ 
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Beth Chatto Garden Festival

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Planning a trip - any tips? 
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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 leavesπŸ™„ 
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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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