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Posted: 02/07/2016 at 14:43

The prickly stems and leaves means it is one of the half hardy ones - something like marmalade, or indian summer or a rustic dwarf.  They rarely survive the winter, and won't be invasive.  But they flower their socks off til the frosts, so well worth planting - I grow loads of them from seed every year

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 14:16

And here are a few other good bits

That last one is bumblies sheltering in a rain shower

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 14:11

Here are some views of my flower garden from last weekend

Gardens we have visited 2016

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 14:02

Couldn't resist a quick paddle PP - and thought I'd take a selfie whilst I was there 

My new favourite Clematis is 'Belle of Woking'. What Clematis makes you happy?

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 13:59

Daniel Deronda is one of my favourites

but they all make me smile 


Posted: 02/07/2016 at 13:30

I was born in Wales .....does that count .  

Rain has stopped - feels very strange to be sat on the sofa watching telly in daylight .....think I could get used to it.

Know exactly how you feel Tbird ....I have been angry for 8 days too.  And the behaviour in the last 3 has been nothing short of despicable.

Camera Talk

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 11:02

Sounds just perfect  don't like my wildlife mixed with too many people.  I'm very jealous - camping in Botswana has just gone on my must do list !!

Camera Talk

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 10:29

What brilliant photos. Looks like a trip to remember.  Love the sunset through the grasses the most, but the animals and birds are fantastic too.  Did you see many other people whilst you were there, or is it quite remote?

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Posted: 02/07/2016 at 10:12

Fairy - philadelphus is "virginal" ......scent is to die for, and pretty flowers too

Discussions started by chicky

Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

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Last Post: 12/11/2016 at 15:58

Grass ID

Does anyone know what type of grass this is? 
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Last Post: 03/09/2016 at 16:43

Remedial pruning a Group 2 clematis

What to do and when? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2016 at 21:14

Gardens we have visited 2016

Pictures of our garden outings 
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Last Post: 04/09/2016 at 20:56

Hellebores - black spot?

All my hellebores have distorted leaves🙄 
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Last Post: 18/05/2016 at 14:39

Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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Last Post: 29/08/2015 at 16:26

Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

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Last Post: 22/08/2015 at 08:01

Strange flower buds - ID??

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Last Post: 06/06/2015 at 21:49

Love lies bleeding from seed

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Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 18:37

Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 00:01

Gardening on TV

A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
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Last Post: 26/04/2015 at 10:44

More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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Last Post: 07/04/2015 at 21:50

Jasmin - officinale or trachelspermum??

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Last Post: 03/04/2015 at 14:31

How big are vine weevil grubs?

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Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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