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What do you have left to do in the garden this year?

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 10:58

Weeding, weeding and more weeding. Then mulching, cutting back and tidying.  Will probably take me through til next spring.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 10:38

Pdoc - hope you had fun

Panda - Chicky most certainly hasn't got the gardening weather she wanted.  So will be making a tour of the local GC's in search of an outdoor clock little sis would like for Christmas.  Might have a little look round whilst I'm there

enjoy your sunshine Fairy

Is the pudding steaming yet Dove

Christine Walkden Fans

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 20:12

Just watched the Sussex one - and Arundel Castle has gone on my visiting list for next year

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 16:35

Glad your Mum is more settled now Verd - but tough for you.

Sofa shopping part ii took place today - far more successful.  Too wet for gardening.

welcome back Yvie - lovely to keep a surprise from firstborn - love surprises - both giving and receiving

Glad that path is nearly done Fairy - remember the gallery thread when you're done.

sounds like you are having a lovely time Lizzie - my sister lives near Brighton, and we love those coastal walks too.

settling down with a cuppa and some Chatto/lloyd letters

And so glad things feel a bit better now Matty - did you get in your garden today in the end??

Getting rid of brambles

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 16:08

Getting rid of brambles

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 11:55

Thanks guys - Did I ever mention how much I LOVE this forum

I will tackle it bit by bit, with one of you on each of my shoulders and Dove yelling encouragement from the sides

Off to source pipecleaners now

Getting rid of brambles

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 11:05

Wonderful - many thanks for your advice.  Here is the before photo

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/63957.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 Hopefully I can add a much more beautiful "after" one this time next year!

Getting rid of brambles

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 10:34

I have a bramble problem

We have two established deciduous azaleas, which have lovely scented flowers in spring and great autumn leaves.  They are probably about 20 years old, and have spread over a grassy area.

the problem is that they have brambles growing through them - so much so that this year you can hardly see their autumn colour for the dreaded bramble leaves growing through.

each year I spend the winter ripping out as much as I can, but there is no room to get in there and dig out the roots, and each year they come back stronger than last.  I think I am going to have to resort to weedkiller, but don't want to damage/kill the azaleas in the process.

Any ideas on what I should do???

Something of an apology.

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 10:27

Looking forward to your 2015 thread Marion - always read your 2014 one, even if I don't often comment - its one of my weekend catch up treats.  Keep them coming 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 10:23

Just RSPB hedgehogs here Dove ...... maybe they have worked out I am not worth targetting.....not sure if that is a good or bad thing

Discussions started by chicky

Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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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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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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Shrub id

Any ideas 
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Blue flowers like a forget me not 
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Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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TV gardening programmes

A reminder 
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When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

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Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

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