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Keeping planted seeds safe

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 10:46

You could try prunings from prickly shrubs -- we have had success with holly branches and rose prunings

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 10:22

We are on the "three counties" border Lily - Surrey, Hampshire, Sussex,  so quite close to you.  Glad you also came through without mishap.  Just been hearing that Wisley is closed til midday whilst they do inspections

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 09:58

Morning all. Well that was a wild night.  Our usually solid house was creaking away very alarmingly - at one point I honestly thought we were going to lose bits of the roof.  We live in a narrow valley, and Mr C assures me it sounded worse because the wind was just the right direction to be tunnelled down it.  However, no damage done beyond a sleepless night, so counting our blessings.  Even still got power

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 04:57

Goodnes Katie making her presence felt here.  Feel like Dorothy in Kansas .....

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 19:12

Katie seems to have arrived ....funny, don't recall inviting her

About to catch up with the Springwatch special now - recorded it from Friday - woop woop

What the hellebores is going on?

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 15:44

I have the same as you Verd - a couple flowered before Christmas, a couple are flowering now, and the rest have not flowered at all.  Thought I had lost them, but all are now pushing up fresh leaves.  i thought maybe I had overdone the mulching with leafmould in the autumn, but maybe it is a weather thing.  Fingers crossed for next year

Geums

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 15:41

I grow bell banks ....but as I said above, it is not a strong grower for me.  Still alive and flowering, but only one show in early summer - unlike Mrs B, which goes on and on all year

Monty's Dog

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 15:22

I follow Monty'sDog on twitter. I only own up to this embarassing fact because he has just announced that eight (yes 8) episodes of GW will be an hour long in 2017 ......steps in the right direction folks

Monty's Dog

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 14:57

I wish I could use that as an excuse. Sadly not

Geums

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 14:54

Gorgeous photos Berghill - love blazing sunset and Mai Tai.

I have a few, but the ubiquitous Mrs Bradshaw is a much stronger grower tham the rest (Bells bank, tequlia sunrise and flames of P)

Discussions started by chicky

Remedial pruning a Group 2 clematis

What to do and when? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2016 at 21:14

Gardens we have visited 2016

Pictures of our garden outings 
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Last Post: 26/07/2016 at 17:42

Hellebores - black spot?

All my hellebores have distorted leaves🙄 
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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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Last Post: 22/08/2015 at 08:01

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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Last Post: 02/02/2015 at 12:09

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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Last Post: 04/05/2015 at 19:50

Daphnes - do they self seed?

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