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Anybody use Stewart Balconniere planters?

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 10:11

They look interesting - if you are using them for tomatoes, how long does the water resevoir last?  Would it get through a weekend's absence (Ie 2nights away?)


Posted: 05/05/2014 at 09:10

Morning all - lovely here too. What a gorgeous BH weekend we have been treated to.  Today i MUST follow my list - so thats roses and clematis to feed, a particularly weedy section to clear, and pot on some of my GH babies.

Fidget - your OH is pretty handy too - Mr Chicky says that if you get the right cut of stone (ours is Purbeck) then its easier than it looks - and as ighten says, as therapeutic as a jigsaw

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 22:31

Here's some of my patch today.

my acer collection

Alliums getting close ....

 Wisteria strutting its stuff

 Rhodies thrive here

 My new euphobia - Joyce's Giant


Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 21:49

I work very close to Savill Garden, but have never made it in.  Planning an extended lunch hour this year when the roses are in bloom.

Visited Hidcote and Kiftsgate a couple of weeks ago, but didn't take pictures.  But both well worth a visit

Strawberry Plants

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 20:46

Mine fruited happily in year 1 ... By year 3 it is time to start thinking about new ones - hope you get a great harvest this year


Posted: 04/05/2014 at 20:27

Look very much like gladioli to me OL


Posted: 04/05/2014 at 20:24

Ah- ha - that makes sense now. Thanks for the slug tips - didn't know they were partial to them

Camera Corner

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 20:21

Love Venice, love your photos Pdoc.  Thankyou for bringing back some really happy memories

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 20:10

Forester - sweet

Red - busy day, bet you are aching now!  Like the edging on your new beds


Posted: 04/05/2014 at 19:56

Thanks all - rather pleased myself.  The motivation is to cut down on the area we need to repave when we finally get rid of the concrete.  Plants will need to be deer proof - even though it is right outside our front door, they still regard it as their smorgasbord. So a few shrubs for structure, ferns and hostas (its quite shady) and some of my acers.  Interested to hear that polemonium might be worth a try Lizzie.

Had a long list of things to do in the garden today - did none as i kept getting side tracked - but productive nonetheless.  Weeded another 1000 oak saplings (felt like it) and then carefully repotted the oak tree i am nurturing from a special acorn....... the irony did not escape me

Discussions started by chicky

Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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Last Post: 25/08/2014 at 08:56

Shrub id

Any ideas 
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Wildflower id

Blue flowers like a forget me not 
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Last Post: 12/05/2014 at 19:15

Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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Last Post: 18/04/2014 at 08:33

Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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Last Post: 15/04/2014 at 07:29

TV gardening programmes

A reminder 
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Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 19:16

When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

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Last Post: 03/02/2014 at 06:40

Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

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Last Post: 15/12/2013 at 18:22

Best dogwoods for stem colour

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Last Post: 10/12/2013 at 22:56

Good Berries

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Last Post: 27/10/2013 at 16:01

No flowers on gladioli

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Last Post: 18/09/2013 at 15:14

Cuttings from sedum "autumn joy"

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Last Post: 23/11/2013 at 16:04

Camellia - yellow leaves

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Last Post: 15/09/2013 at 17:04

Plants to identify - grasses and some sort of monster

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