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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 17:09

Love that crocus close up Victoria


Posted: 28/02/2015 at 17:05

Well I braved the drizzle, planted snowdrops and some white foxgloves, weeded a little and cutback all the grasses ....feels like a productive day. And, even better, i came in because i had worn myself out rather than fading light.


Posted: 28/02/2015 at 12:16

Ouch pdoc Glad only your pride was dented

all my windowsill seeds have germinated nicely Just moved them all off the heat and onto the self watering thingummy instead.  Only one that looks a bit sparse is my rudbeckia indian summer - my favourite on account of the fact that the deer leave it alone.  Waiting for a call back from the GC to see if they have seeds in stock to have a second go - if not it will be online.  Feel like my gardening year has now really got grinning happily to myself

snowdrop problems

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 10:24

Slugs and snails normally like a nibble - mine are normally affected, but this year have been fine - I thought it was because we are still having regular frosts, so the molluscs have yet to get going in vast numbers

Alan Titchmarsh Compost

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 10:22

Don't trust a word written by Which these days.  They are far more interested in selling you stuff and grabbing the headlines.


Posted: 28/02/2015 at 10:13

Good Morning .  I will mind my Ps and Qs in this post - and try my hardest to find the capital letters and full stops to put in the appropriate places.

I was hoping to spend all weekend in the garden, so am hoping the drizzle clears away quickly.  200 snowdrops are sat on the doorstep, and they need to get in the ground.

The highlight of my week has been going for a "march" every lunchtime.  I have found some routes through some local houses, and it is amazing just how much is coming up in all the front gardens.....seems to change day by day. Particularly love the crocuses, and there is one full of hellebores that stopped me in my tracks 


Posted: 27/02/2015 at 20:21

just in case you think I've gone mad 

Great pics Lizzie - looks like a fab day


Posted: 27/02/2015 at 20:15

Another v busy work week over - now planning my gardening adventures for tomorrow

Anyone seen the "dress" thing - I am a white/gold, yet the rest of the family are black/blue ......tis very very wierd


Posted: 26/02/2015 at 20:21

Fairy is fine - just having a winter break from posting - hopefully she will be back as soon as the days lengthen


Posted: 23/02/2015 at 06:44

Morning DD, Fidget amd Becky - lots of early morning company on here today  And i can see a faint lightening in the sky already, and the birds are tweeting away.  Hope Dove and Lizzie are feeling better today - sounds like you both have a bad dose of flu

How come the first cup of tea always tastes the best

Discussions started by chicky

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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How big are vine weevil grubs?

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Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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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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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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