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Posted: 28/09/2015 at 06:42

We did some moon watching here too - quite spectacular here, but we had very clear skies.  Feel I could do with a lie in to compensate - but thats not going to happen.  Need to get out there and check on my new purchases before I set off for work.

The other garden's I visited at the weekend - well worth a visit for anyone who can get to the East Sussex area - were Merriments and Sarah Ravens, who was having one of her open days.  Both were lovely


Posted: 27/09/2015 at 20:42
Fairy - the retail therapy helped too ! Kniphofia, anemones, epimedium and a stunning geranium Khan followed me home


Posted: 27/09/2015 at 20:36
Fantastic garden visiting weekend. wall to wall blue skies and sunshine. Surprisingly i think Sissinghurst was my favourite (I didn't expect to like it but I thought it was magical) .....closely followed by Pashley Manor. Kent/Sussex is looking beautiful at the moment - feeling blessed to live in such a beautiful country as ours.

Have eaten too much, and laughed a lot too. Great weekend - made me almost forget we are now Chicklet-less.


Posted: 26/09/2015 at 06:46

Ouch Panda. Hope you are now fast asleep

just popping in briefly ....about to set off for a weekend whirlwind of garden visiting.  Highlights are Dixter and Sissinghurst, but a few others thrown in whilst we are passing.  Not for the faint hearted, so am leaving Mr Chicky at home.  Will report back next week.  Very excited to see that the sun is going to shine for us all weekend

hugs for those in need .....and hope everyone else has a great weekend

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 19:52

Isn't it just. The clematis is a stunner too

Helianthus Lemon Queen

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 21:09

Mine haven't spread very far Fidget - and they have been in 5 years.  I would do some splitting if you want them to cover an area.  I planted in threes, and they are still distinct plants even now.

Helianthus Lemon Queen

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 19:31

Definitely more of a lemon yellow in my garden ......but it grows to 8 foot without any staking so is wonderful at the back of my borders at this time of year.  I think it looks great with the purple asters.

Garden Visit

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 18:20

I have indeed Patsy, and love it too.  Early summer with the wisteria, peonies and oriental poppies is stunning too.  Glad you enjoyed it, and would second your endorsement for anyone who hasn't been

Best time to plant pumkins

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 17:30

We start ours off in a cool GH about April and then plant out when the frosts are over.  Got some whoppers out there now

Autumn Raspberries

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 17:27

I'm a big Polka fan .....masses of fruit and really tasty.  Never grown any others to compare it with though.

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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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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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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