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Posted: 11/07/2016 at 13:30

And not a Brexiteer left standing  outsiders looking in at this shambles must be scratching their heads at the absurdity of it all.  However, not sad to see the back of Ma Leadsom - as an energy minister she has been a complete and utter disaster.  Lets hope Theresa May does us proud.


Posted: 11/07/2016 at 06:43

Blue sky coming your way Dove


Posted: 11/07/2016 at 06:42

Morning all

I spy blue sky. But the weatherman tells me not for long.  Quick brekkie, dash to the GH to open the windows (pausing on the way to smile at all my flowers) .........and then time to be up and at 'em

Will be very strange this evening not to have any sport on telly.  Have really enjoyed this Wimbledon

Hope you all have a good start to the week.  Still thinking positive thoughts for pdoc๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ™ƒ


Posted: 10/07/2016 at 22:54

The Help is a great book too Lizzie well worth a read

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Planting in galvanised water troughs or not?

Posted: 10/07/2016 at 22:51

I've got hostas flourishing in one . They love it (drilled drainage holes in the bottom first)

I have never used it for veg - but Monty was growing garlic in one on this week"'s GW, so would think it would be ok.

Hampton Court Flower Show

Posted: 10/07/2016 at 22:46

We went on Tuesday and really enjoyed it - but then I always do

We found it wasn't as crowded as usual, which is a bonus, and thought the floral marquee was excellent.  Only complaint we had was the smell in the rose marquue was quite overpowering (and it wasn't of roses) - so we didn't spend long in there


Posted: 10/07/2016 at 21:43

Yvie - Love Hidcote ....and love Kiftsgate even more  looking forward to the pics too.  Glad you had such a lovely birthday treat

Lovely flowers Runny - can almost smell them from here.  Love flowers in the house but can't normally bring myself to raid the borders - so the wind did me a favour really.

Your garden is looking great Dewdrops - what a lovely place to sit

Footie is a bit tedious ....give me tennis any day


Posted: 10/07/2016 at 20:21

Brilliant match. And all the right results too

been very windy here today - some of my delphiniums got toppled .....but its an ill wind etc etc


Posted: 10/07/2016 at 16:25

We googled him yesterday LilyP. Lives in Abu Dhabi and comes back each year to be on players box duty.  Tough work, but someone has to do it


Posted: 10/07/2016 at 14:07

I like Cash. We once had a goldfish called Pat Cash in his honour

But my all time favourites were McNamara and McNamee. Especially the latter

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Beth Chatto Garden Festival

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Planning a trip - any tips? 
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Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

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Grass ID

Does anyone know what type of grass this is? 
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Remedial pruning a Group 2 clematis

What to do and when? 
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Gardens we have visited 2016

Pictures of our garden outings 
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Hellebores - black spot?

All my hellebores have distorted leaves๐Ÿ™„ 
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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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Gardening on TV

A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
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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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