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All my gages have gone!

Posted: 17/08/2015 at 06:56

Squirrels are a pain here - they take small apples and this year our plums have been disappearing too.  I hang little bags of soap on the trees - sometimes works.  Used soap as I couldn't source mothballs - anyone know where to get hold of them?


Posted: 17/08/2015 at 06:47

Morning Wonky - we crossed. Happy Hour will be my House Martins song of the day


Posted: 17/08/2015 at 06:44

Morning all

 Ouch Wonky  hope they are not too painful.  Good luck at work to day - you'll be brill (and the same to Runny's son).

Back to work for me too - but only for a couple of days this week - i have weds and thurs off for holiday things and more exam results.

Did a tour of GCs yesterday and came home with a white mophead hydrangea - i have blue, pink and red ones that are doing well, and the deer are giving them a wide berth, so decided to extend the pallet.  They are in different beds - one with imported topsoil, hence the pink - we are pretty acid here.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 17/08/2015 at 06:34

Great colour Wonky - your spot is looking beautiful now

stunning Fairy - what a transformation

no time to look at Berghill's slideshow now - something to look forward t this evening

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 10:10

Oh, and KEF - what is the double blue flower in pic 4 .......I want one badly 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 10:07

Love your pictures Joybell - your shelving arrangements are beautiful (the unicorn made me smile ).

love rudbeckias verdun - mine are just coming into flower here (from seed this spring, which always makes them a bit later).  Love the way you put plants together - stunning effect


Posted: 16/08/2015 at 09:57

Day in the garden for me today - a few weedy patches need attention, the lavender needs trimming back and some cuttings need taking.  And the foxgloves I have been talking about potting on for weeks are about to jump out of the seed tray of their own accord if they don't get their promised attention soon

Dragged Mr Chicky on a garden visit yesterday afternoon to West Green (national trust gardened by Marilyn Abbott).  Lovely walled garden, but very little else.  The water features are all waterless, which is a shame, and the tearoom courtyard, and inside, have the greatest number of wasps I have seen for years.  Luckily we had our GW 2 for 1 card - at £8 per head its not cheap


Posted: 16/08/2015 at 09:36

Woops - still not got the hang of this "quoting" lark


Posted: 16/08/2015 at 09:35
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

I took some croissants and Danish pastries out of the freezer last night to bake for brekkie this morning - they're nicely risen but I won't put them in the oven just yet 'cos OH is still sound asleep.  You'll just have to make do with coffee for now ...


Back to the frozen croissants ...... we have never used them here.  There is a farm shop attached to the GC where littlest chicklet has just started working, and everything goes through the same tills.  On week 2 a lady came through with a bag of frozen croissants with no price tag ......littlest chicklet radioed through to find out the price of dog chews. Luckily, the customer had a sense of humour

Is this the place to say hello?

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 23:28

Welcome LG. thanks for sharing your garden journey with us - good luck with your project.  Take lots of photos along the way - looking back is a great way of reminding yourself just how much progress you have made

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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