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Posted: 07/06/2015 at 09:14

Morning all - glorious here too, and finally that wind has died down.  Off to meet up with sisters at my Dads - think the aim was to help him get rid of some of the junk that is slowly creeping over his living space, but don't fancy our chances much.

Will take him some tomato plants, so maybe I will have a go at a similar exercise in his GH.

Abbey House gardens were wonderful yesterday's a quick taster


Strange flower buds - ID??

Posted: 06/06/2015 at 21:49

Thanks Nut  Off to google now to see what they will look like when they open

Strange flower buds - ID??

Posted: 06/06/2015 at 21:27

Went garden visiting today, and saw several clumps of something about to flower, with very distinctive flower buds.  Does anyone know what they are?  Flowers will be held on long stems about 3foot high



Posted: 06/06/2015 at 08:00

Morning everyone

Have a good time garden visiting Panda I am doing the same today.  4 of us are making a return trip to the Abbey House garden in Wiltshire.  We went as part of the Garden Festival a few weeks ago, and promised to return for the roses.....hope they didn't get blown away last Tuesday.  Just checked out the ngs website and there are a couple that look good in the area, so might add those in to the trip.

Lesley - sounds like you and OH have been grafting hard.  Hope there are some before and after pics in progress.  Looking forward to seeing the transformation

Germander Speedwell

Posted: 06/06/2015 at 07:52

I love it too - such a pretty blue.  

Maybe not ideal ifyou want a bowling green lawn (don't see many of them around here) - but if you want it gone I should imagine any broad leaf lawn weed killer would sort it out?

What are you planting in your pots and containers?

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 11:52

 I love isotoma - never bother deadheading, and it just goes on and on flowering.  Everything else contributes to the flowery froth - lobelia, calliabrocha, marguerites and blue salvia.  Not very adventurous, but I am happy with the look it gives

Visit The Old Vicarage Gardens East Ruston - Friday 5th June

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 07:57

I think they were very early pioneers of "working from home".....I salute them


Posted: 05/06/2015 at 07:20

Morning all

Go for it've got all the ingredients to make it work - knowledge, passion, space, time and not afraid of grafting - you'd be great


Posted: 04/06/2015 at 23:05

Littlest chicklets exam was "ok" ... thats as much info as I can hope to glean

Cecil Brunner is one of my favourite roses.  Here he is performing at our last house....this is what you have to look forward to

 Night night


Posted: 04/06/2015 at 20:38

Glad you had a great day Wonky and Dove ....what plants were purchased share

Bit of sunshine still left when I got home thanks KEF

Off to google west country villages, eat my tea, and slump in front of springwatch.  Loving those baby barn owls

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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Have I got an orchid???

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More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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Tree id

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Plant ID - blue flowers

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