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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 06:28

Looking great Pdoc and Joybell.  Love the red rose Pdoc

Joy, the delphinium is a gorgeous shade of pink - is that one from seed?  if so, what a lovely surprise


Posted: 08/06/2015 at 13:37
Ok - i am at the GC in my lunch hour (getting my car washed, so that Panda has a clean chariot for Sunday, to match her snazzy new "do") - and have not been tempted by anything. Better check my temperature - must be sickening for something


Posted: 08/06/2015 at 06:24

Have a lovely week Dove - looks like it will be a sunny one

Welcome Kitty  My littlest Chicklet has the dreaded Maths exam this morning too ....wonder whether it is too late to mention pizzas (Better not risk it).  Chicklet has her first A level this morning too....its gonna be a busy week.  But this is the final push....and soon they will be able to enjoy the summer

In the meantime, the garden is blooming ....very pleased with my Olympus iris....which I will share with you as an exuberant start to the week


Garden Fork

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 23:13

Big Bulldog fans here too.  OH destroys garden forks as a hobby, but the bulldog one has survived 


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

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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