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Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 19:20

Both look lovely .... Bit far for me, so nice to see others photos

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 19:16

Thanks all - the stone walls are retaining - the house and garden are on quite a steep hill - but they do the trick


Posted: 05/05/2014 at 19:13

Missed you Mrs G - share those arches with us ..... We appreciate them properly


Also meant to say ... Lovely to see you back Stacey


Posted: 05/05/2014 at 19:12

Hope you have all enjoyed your days - outside, inside or battery recharging.

Got loads done here - 3 day weekends should be the norm.  Roses all fed - and looking particularly healthy this year - my groups of 3 now finally look like they are one large bush.  sweetpeas in the ground, and problem weedy area sorted.  Turned a blind eye to little oak trees - previous 2 days assault was enough for now.

Littlest chicklet retrieved from her rucksack laden plod - v tired, but had some laughs along the way.  Has now been reunited with her phone ..... all is well with the world

Anybody use Stewart Balconniere planters?

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 10:11

They look interesting - if you are using them for tomatoes, how long does the water resevoir last?  Would it get through a weekend's absence (Ie 2nights away?)


Posted: 05/05/2014 at 09:10

Morning all - lovely here too. What a gorgeous BH weekend we have been treated to.  Today i MUST follow my list - so thats roses and clematis to feed, a particularly weedy section to clear, and pot on some of my GH babies.

Fidget - your OH is pretty handy too - Mr Chicky says that if you get the right cut of stone (ours is Purbeck) then its easier than it looks - and as ighten says, as therapeutic as a jigsaw

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 22:31

Here's some of my patch today.

my acer collection

Alliums getting close ....

 Wisteria strutting its stuff

 Rhodies thrive here

 My new euphobia - Joyce's Giant


Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 21:49

I work very close to Savill Garden, but have never made it in.  Planning an extended lunch hour this year when the roses are in bloom.

Visited Hidcote and Kiftsgate a couple of weeks ago, but didn't take pictures.  But both well worth a visit

Strawberry Plants

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 20:46

Mine fruited happily in year 1 ... By year 3 it is time to start thinking about new ones - hope you get a great harvest this year


Posted: 04/05/2014 at 20:27

Look very much like gladioli to me OL

Discussions started by chicky

Shrub id

Any ideas 
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Wildflower id

Blue flowers like a forget me not 
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Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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TV gardening programmes

A reminder 
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When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

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Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

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Best dogwoods for stem colour

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Good Berries

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No flowers on gladioli

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Cuttings from sedum "autumn joy"

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Camellia - yellow leaves

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Plants to identify - grasses and some sort of monster

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