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Posted: 29/05/2015 at 10:12

 Persisting down here now be quick Dove, its on its way

Ring stakes for Rudbeckia

Posted: 29/05/2015 at 08:28

I grow goldsturm, indian summer, cherry brandy and rustic dwarves .....have never needed a stake. 

Primrose - i grow from seed every year, and will be putting mine out in a couple of weeks (once I have got round to clearing the forget-me-not forest).  The slugs like them when they are young, but apart from that they are pretty tough for me.


Posted: 29/05/2015 at 08:20

Winter - don't think I'd be able to pass one of today's driving tests.  Its the "hazard perception" quiz that gets me every time.  Whats wrong with being aware of lampposts and pillar boxes as potential threats to your well being

 Just had to google Millenium Falcon ....sci fi not my strong point .....used to hide behind the sofa for Dr Who and Star Trek, and never really got over it


Posted: 29/05/2015 at 07:21

Interesting Verd - we have heavy rain forecast to arrive here  in about an hour .....wonder if it will miss us too?


Posted: 29/05/2015 at 07:15

Morning DD - seems I wasn't first after all


Posted: 29/05/2015 at 07:13

Morning all  Didn't expect to be first this morning - had a mini lie-in on account of the fact that I don't have to get in the car (wfh this morning, so the commute involves a short trip down the stairs)

Got this afternoon off as some old school friends are coming over - we keep in touch by letters in birthday/christmas cards, but haven't seen either for about a decade

Do I get a prize for the earliest use of the word Ch****mas this year ????

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 23:09

Thats the trouble Joybell - this thread is disastrous for my bank balance.  Thankfully I already have the President and Warsaw Nike .....but nowhere near flowering yet.  Yours are looking wonderful, so the anticipation is building.

such a cute pic of Flynn

Talkback: Is it OK to compost tea bags?

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 22:37

PG tips here too - all seems to compost fine


Posted: 28/05/2015 at 21:56

Just googled - the NY garden is called the High Line (Not skywalk)


Posted: 28/05/2015 at 21:51

Hi OL - i'm still around ....well just. Great news on the goosegogs .....I'm sure plants respond to those "you've got ONE more year" threats

Great news about mum Liri.  Carnegie Hall .....we once stayed at a hotel just opposite.  We had a sneakypeek in the lobby at the decor ....very impressive.  Will you be in the audience Lizzie, or supporting in the wings?  i've heard wonderful things about the new skywalk gardens in NY (i think its called something like that) - will you have time for sightseeing?

Discussions started by chicky

Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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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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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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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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