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Posted: 17/05/2015 at 09:42

Enjoy your day at Lizzies DD - just seen your cupcakes on the other thread - would it be ok to have one for breakfast

Another day in the garden planned - some more potting on and then a bracken bashing session in the meadow.  You can certainly notice the difference in the bit I tackled last year, so worth persevering.  My yellow rattle is going crazy too.....happy days

Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 09:29

Good luck from me too - hope you have a wonderful day

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 19:26

Thanks everyone - i do love my wisteria - but inherited, and never pruned (unless it makes a bid for world domination, in which case OH hacks), so can't really take credit.  But I do look at it lots

Love all your white shrubs Lily

....and tiarellas have gone back on my wishlist


Posted: 16/05/2015 at 19:17

Think Lily is hiccupping from a few weeks ago But good to see you back again anyhow

Had a wonderful day weeding ....not often you hear me say that.  Normally it is not one of my favourite tasks, but today the sun was shining the birds were singing and it was lovely to get up close to all my plants and see how much they are growing away.  Bit sore now - time for a slumpy evening

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 16:33

Gorgeous colours Verdun - what a display for May.  Love those irises too Wonky -especially the boxford spice.

its wisteria time here



Climber that is not bushy and will be ok in a pot!

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 10:33

Some clematis do better in pots than others ....i would check out the ones they call "patio" clematis.  I have one called Abilene, that has lived in a pot for 5 years now.  It gets cut down to about 6 inches every spring, and gets a feed of slow release fertiliser pellets about now, and it is doing very well - flowers its socks off, from top to bottom, every year

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 10:22

Hollie - amazing the way that bed is filling out ....looking great

Pdoc - just gorgeous.  Love the random forks in the border too....shows some real work is going on

DavidS - geums Flames of Passion arrived on my doorstep this week ....I am holding you responsible

root trainers v. pots

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 10:07

I use root trainers and old looroll inners for sweetpeas.  Never done a pot comparison to prove it is better, so interesting to see the difference.  Will definitely carry on.  Don't notice any difference between loorolls and roottrainers though, so i guess it is all about length of root run

New nestbox

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 09:34

Life is full of coincidences I had never heard of Oor Wullie til last weekend when we caught the tail end of Antiques roadshow (before Beechgrove or something......or maybe it was Gogglebox) ........someone had a collection of old copies which were worth tens of £ thousands.

cute nest box ....hope it gets visitors

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 09:20

I've got tickets Claire (sorry, didn't mean that to sound gloating).  We normally get ours just after the Christmas holidays are over, just to be on the safe side....they seem to sell out pretty quickly

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Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

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Have I got an orchid???

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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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Tree id

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Plant ID - blue flowers

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