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Plant Ideas Needed

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 10:10

Buddleias take really easily from stem cuttings - we have far too many because OH had nearly 100% success rate and can't bear to throw any away .he took them in about June I think ......usual method of cutting just below a leaf node, stripping off lower leaves and sticking them round the edge of a pot of compost. No covering or bottom heat required.


Posted: 28/02/2016 at 10:02

Morning peeps

No sunshine here, but no rain either - time for some gardening.  We used our Christmas garden tokens to invest in an acer sango-kaku yesterday, so that needs planting up.  Its going in a bed just outside our front door, for a bit of winter interest.  Hope the stems stay this red as it grows

 It is evicting a rather boring viburnum, so some excavating required first.  So better have another cuppa first to keep my strength up


Posted: 27/02/2016 at 17:54

Our very own snow message

sounds like a lovely way to spend a day KEF

Wisley was lovely- this one's for Topbird

 And this one too

 They have made some fantastic new sculptures out of tree trunks which were killed in the 2013 storms too - out of disaster, comes opportunity 


 So clever !


Posted: 27/02/2016 at 11:16

Morning all

have been having a very indulgent morning lying in bed, reading garden mags

Was about to get ready for some gardening when Mr C suggested going for a walk round Wisley would be rude to refuse, so the garden will have to wait for a bit

Happy handbag shopping Wonky


Posted: 26/02/2016 at 19:22
Dovefromabove wrote (see)


Spanakopita, Gigantes plaki , Baba Ganoush 

Que ????????

Anyone else strapped for space?

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 19:19

Inspirational stacking system. My eyes are always bigger than my tummy when it comes to seeds


......and, yes, I know you're not supposed to eat them


Posted: 26/02/2016 at 19:14

Yipppppeeeeeeeeee. Its the weekend

Forecast is fine, so I will be out there tidying - trying to keep up with the rest of you.

But before that, a glass of wine, an evening of recorded Monty, and an early night.  Burning the candle at both ends is now officially beyond me


Posted: 25/02/2016 at 08:51

Morning all. Late this morning - have a Drs appt in a bit, so I'm sat in the carpark noodling away the minutes

Great evening with my "garden club" friends last night. Herefordshire has been selected as our destination for a weekend away this September.  A few potential gardens already on the visiting list .....but if anyone has any "must sees" round that way then let me know

Another night out with old (non-gardening) friends this evening .....feeling like a social butterfly this week  Don't worry, normal chrysalis state will return very soon


Posted: 24/02/2016 at 06:44

Glad the doctor was pleased Pat. Should be a weight off your mind

Got an evening out planned tonight with the girls I went garden visiting with (Sissinghurst/Dixter et al) last September.  We are choosing where to head to for the next jaunt, so should be fun

But before a day of grafting to get through

Gu pots and pringle lids.

Posted: 24/02/2016 at 06:38

Well I never .....will certainly give it a go

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