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Posted: 28/06/2015 at 09:41

We've missed all the showers - think I'm going to have to get the hose out today if the garden is to survive the impending heatwave.  Cloudy here, so hammock will stay in the cupboard today and the planting fest will definitely happen instead. good news about your beans Dove.Bad news about the camera Fairy - but glad you had a good walk.

but first ......another cuppa

Jardins Ouvert/Open Garden

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 23:42

Have a wonderful day tomorrow DD - hope you have lots of visitors.  And enjoy your'll be looking gorgeous  Will be thinking of you tomoz

sweet pea

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 23:16

Mine have only started flowering this week - if they are looking green and healthy, the flowers will be coming soon.  Make sure you give them lots of water to keep them happy.

Cut down Perennial Poppy?

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 22:36

I cut mine down too - get foliage, but no flowers later in the year, but thats much better than tatty leaves. Will be getting in there with the secateurs tomorrow.

30cm plant plugs - GW offer

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 22:29

Mine arrived last week - potted into 9cm pots (mine were jumbo plugs...not sure what the 30cm refers to).  I'll let them grow on til autumn and plant out then.  The damp towel idea sounds a great one

Campanula - what to do with it ?

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 22:25

Wow Wonderful Its gone on my wish list

RHS Hampton court

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 22:20

I love Hampton Court - i always check out the show gardens and the floral marquee.  Went to see MD on stage recently, and he was inspirational ....I'd definitely make time to fit that in.  hope you enjoy - we are going next Saturday


Posted: 27/06/2015 at 17:29

I'm in my hammock Gardening can wait til tomorrow for once  Here's my view



Posted: 27/06/2015 at 10:52

Mmmm, ....weekend fry ups are my fave

Forgot to say....played truant from work yesterday lunchtime to visit the Savill Garden. Beautiful wild flower meadows, and a rose garden to die for ....shame pictures don't smell

 Oooooooo.....the error message when posting pictures has gone  Thanks Daniel and the boys and girls


Posted: 27/06/2015 at 10:39

Good to see you back safely KEF - glad the holibobs were good.  

Big excitement here - the Pauls Himalayan Musk rose that I planted to scramble up a tree 6 years ago has not only started to peep out of the tree canopy, but has also flowered for the first time.  And, yes, it is the lovely pale pink I was expecting (would have been disappointing to wait all those years only to discover I'd got a mis-labelled one.) Next year its going to be glorious - but the teaser this year is pretty encouraging.

off for mane taming this morning - might pop into an Ngs garden on the way home, and then I'll be out there planting my heliotrope, more rudbeckia and some snapdragons

Discussions started by chicky

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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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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