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Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 22:46

Joyce - it is called something like Hawaiian Coral.  The first pic is Coral Charm which starts off a similar colour, but fades to cream as time goes on.  Fleeting, but wonderful

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 21:20

Its peonyfest time here





plus some lupins too


Newly Transplanted Hydrangeas--Are they dead?

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 07:44

You might want to think about re- siting them too (although wait and see if they recover first).  Hydrangeas like a lot of water, so they will never be happy in the rainshadow of a roof unless you spend a lot of time watering them.  Have you anywhere else they could go?

HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 07:40

Morning. Just popping out to the GH for a watering session, then a day of work beckons

What is this...

Posted: 08/06/2016 at 23:41

Snap Fidget

What is this...

Posted: 08/06/2016 at 23:40

Ok, got it now .....its a leucadendron (a type of proteus)


Looking back, I made a pretty good stab at it from memory

What is this...

Posted: 08/06/2016 at 23:33

If it is from the Charlie Ablone garden it is a tender plant from Australia, that we can't grow over here A something like "lechedendron" ......but I'll have to look it up to check the spelling

Before and (nearly) after

Posted: 08/06/2016 at 23:28

Wonderful DD - looks so settled in already

Should I create a bed for a hedge?

Posted: 08/06/2016 at 07:46

How high do you want the hedge to be ?  And do you want evergreen?  Or something that flowers?


Yew makes a nice evergreen hedge, and beech is a nice deciduous one - whatever you choose is going to need trimming at least once a year if you want to keep it compact.

HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 08/06/2016 at 07:39

...meant to ask Clari - how were the Grand Design creators?  Lots of teeth sucking noises at the audacity of your plans?  OH likes to guess the price quote, based on the number of sharp intakes of breath performed at the initial visit - he believes they have an exponential relationship πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”)

Discussions started by chicky

Hellebores - black spot?

All my hellebores have distorted leavesπŸ™„ 
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Last Post: 18/05/2016 at 14:39

Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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Last Post: 29/08/2015 at 16:26

Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

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Strange flower buds - ID??

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Last Post: 06/06/2015 at 21:49

Love lies bleeding from seed

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Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 18:37

Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 00:01

Gardening on TV

A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
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Last Post: 26/04/2015 at 10:44

More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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Last Post: 07/04/2015 at 21:50

Jasmin - officinale or trachelspermum??

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Last Post: 03/04/2015 at 14:31

How big are vine weevil grubs?

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Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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Last Post: 03/12/2014 at 16:27

Getting rid of brambles

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Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Tree id

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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 20:08

Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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