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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 15:20

Wonderful Runny ...well worth the wait - its stunning


Posted: 12/11/2015 at 11:20
Wise words from Wonky, Pdoc. Doing nothing is you taking control, not impotence

Sounds like lots of Eden visits possible for Lyn and Hosta

Had a grotty few days with Mr C - I dragged him to the GP yesterday, where they told him off for doing too much too soon, but otherwise reassured us that everything was ok. Apparently it is quite normal to take 2 steps forward and 1 back in this sort of recovery . Anyway, he seems brighter again this morning.

Loving Lizzie's cottage plans .....2 gardens sounds wonderful

Fine here at the minute, but sharing others gloom at the look of the forecast

Bareroot Hosta's

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 09:31

Ngls - The top of the point should be above the soil, but only just exposed.


Posted: 10/11/2015 at 09:28

Oh you poor thing LilyP. Hope the extra meds work so that you can get to Moscow, and enjoy it whilst you are there.  Fingers very crossed.


Posted: 10/11/2015 at 08:39

Feel much better after my cuppa ....might need a second

Hope your elbow is feeling better pdoc - at least you will be out there for a bit.  I haven't cut anything back yet.  I find that it looks dreadful for a couple of weeks, but if you can shut your eyes to it then it all gets crispy amd quite magical.  Since I am normally at work in November daylight hours, that's quite easy for me

Lesley has scared me with her talk of C*****s shopping ......does that mean I need to start making a list


Posted: 10/11/2015 at 07:27

Morning all, and welcome back Edd.  Brain not functioning beyond that ....neeeed teeeeaaaa.

Might be back later

Suitable climbing rose

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 17:49

Hi there - i have experience of Shropshire Lad and Claire Austin ....both of which are lovely.  In a previous house we had success with New Dawn on a north facing wall - very pretty, but not as strong a scent as some.  Ticks the healthy, glossy foliage boxes though


Posted: 09/11/2015 at 07:25

Happy memories Dove. We've had a lovely sunrise here too ....sort of golden.

quick cuppa here and then take littlest Chicklet to the station.  Think I'll have my porridge when I get back.  Got the second Christmas pud to steam today ....always make two coz my brain is too fuddled to be able to divide the recipe in half ...... did I ever mention I have a maths degree

Top 3 plants

Posted: 08/11/2015 at 22:59

Delphiniums (not named ones, but they have got to be blue)

Rose constance spry

Rudbeckia indian summer - which is still flowering its socks off now year it'll be a different 3 .....thats why I love gardening


Camera Corner

Posted: 08/11/2015 at 21:52

 Don't tell Lynda

Discussions started by chicky

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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Plant ID - blue flowers

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