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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 07:18

Just seen the same article Dove.  Can't believe places not 50 miles from here had torrential rain enough to flood, yet we were basking in sunshine with not a drop -strange weather

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 20:01

Got everything done in the end - two problem areas now look very tidy.  Pleased but xhausted.  And work again tomorrow - would love another couple of days in the garden

Look after that ankle OL - sounds nasty.  Think i might go and get cleaned up before i slump for the evening - have a good one all

Oh btw - a week with a peanut feeder hanging by my sweetpeas and the aphids are gone - isn't nature clever

Cottage garden borders and floppy perennials

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 19:46

Love those borders NL

Cottage garden borders and floppy perennials

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 16:33

Helianthus lemon queen gets to 8ft and needs no staking - one for the back.  I also never need to stake my phlox, which stand 3-4 ft proud on their own.  A couple of judiciously placed shrub roses are good for things to flop on to.  Plus heleniums, echinaceas and shasta daisies all hold their own pretty well.  

I have to stake my delphiniums, oriental poppies and peonies, but not much else.

hope that helps

Dahlias as cut flowers

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 16:22

Thats the way   - fantastic flowers there

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 16:20

Lizzie 

Meant to say - there is a thread called Perennials taking over all about gardening in France that you might want to take a look at - about 3 pages back now.

not sharing a dungarees pic

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 16:09

All this talk of frocks - i'm in dungarees with the legs chopped off to make them into shorts.  Very fetching. Chicklets bundle me into a cupboard if anyone comes to the door 

Too hot to garden - got the first bit done, but the second will have to wait til this evening.  Good load of stuff for the compost heap generated already.

Clematis - Duchess of Edinburgh

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 10:38

I have a Duchess too - first year, no flowers yet.  Only has a trellis to scramble up, so hope she will be ok

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 10:36

I sneaked some cream and duckegg blue in too RM - it was the furthest i could push

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 10:33

Looks great Vicky - orange and purple really work together there

Discussions started by chicky

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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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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Wildflower id

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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Best dogwoods for stem colour

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