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Posted: 25/01/2016 at 07:40

Morning Yvie.  Hope that bunny is safely back in its hutch soon.


Posted: 25/01/2016 at 07:39

Morning Dove, and those to come

This is the week I stop drooling over seed catalogues and actually start placing some orders.  i always start my first batches off in early Feb (l have a greenhouse which I can transfer them to late March/early April).....which is not far away now.  Yippee. Can't wait 

Bon voyage Liri

Windowsill propagator

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 07:31

You won't regret it Dove


Posted: 24/01/2016 at 20:26
Like the way they've sneaked that garden gnome in there Flumpy

Windowsill propagator

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 20:22
I have a super 7 too - its turned my seed sowing success rate from disastrous to pretty darn good

My Trip To Australia

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 19:39

Lovely pics Hefty - thanks for sharing

My favourites are 8 and 9 - looks like a cross between a petunia and an aquilegia. Great spurs, whatever it is


Posted: 24/01/2016 at 19:33

Going to settle down for W&P too - wasn't sure about it at first, but beginning to care about the characters now

and only 2 days til Winterwatch ......that should keep me out of mischief this week

I just had to share this

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 17:53

Look Mum - I can do a handstand

What type of trees to plant a long a driveway

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 17:20

You could go for an avenue of white stemmed himalayam birch (betula jaquemontii) - they are lovely and airy in summer and striking in winter, when their white bark really stands out.

Something a bit like this:


Welcome to the potting shed

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 11:39

I have some flowering, some showing white and some peeping through.  They get a daily inspection (by torchlight on weekdays) and they really lift my spirits.

However, I agree that they are performing to their usual timetable (unlike the daffodils and irises which ate a couple of months early).  Someone said they actually need a bit of cold to get them going, so hopefully last week's freeze will have done the trick

Discussions started by chicky

Hellebores - black spot?

All my hellebores have distorted leaves🙄 
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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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