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Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 21:49

I work very close to Savill Garden, but have never made it in.  Planning an extended lunch hour this year when the roses are in bloom.

Visited Hidcote and Kiftsgate a couple of weeks ago, but didn't take pictures.  But both well worth a visit

Strawberry Plants

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 20:46

Mine fruited happily in year 1 ... By year 3 it is time to start thinking about new ones - hope you get a great harvest this year


Posted: 04/05/2014 at 20:27

Look very much like gladioli to me OL


Posted: 04/05/2014 at 20:24

Ah- ha - that makes sense now. Thanks for the slug tips - didn't know they were partial to them

Camera Corner

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 20:21

Love Venice, love your photos Pdoc.  Thankyou for bringing back some really happy memories

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 20:10

Forester - sweet

Red - busy day, bet you are aching now!  Like the edging on your new beds


Posted: 04/05/2014 at 19:56

Thanks all - rather pleased myself.  The motivation is to cut down on the area we need to repave when we finally get rid of the concrete.  Plants will need to be deer proof - even though it is right outside our front door, they still regard it as their smorgasbord. So a few shrubs for structure, ferns and hostas (its quite shady) and some of my acers.  Interested to hear that polemonium might be worth a try Lizzie.

Had a long list of things to do in the garden today - did none as i kept getting side tracked - but productive nonetheless.  Weeded another 1000 oak saplings (felt like it) and then carefully repotted the oak tree i am nurturing from a special acorn....... the irony did not escape me


Posted: 04/05/2014 at 16:09



Love Blue Ensign Lizzie - what a find

Here are some before and afters of OH's weekend project - build a wall and manhandle 7 tonnes of topsoil and 3 of FYM - no need for him to visit the gym for a few days !  Now its my turn to fill it with plants



Posted: 04/05/2014 at 11:51

Hi Sarah - we have just planted asparagus, and are advised we shouldn't expect our first crop til 2017 - how does that work with a growbag?


Posted: 04/05/2014 at 11:29

Andy - enjoy.  And ditto on good to see you posting

Discussions started by chicky

Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 21:36

Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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Last Post: 25/08/2014 at 08:56

Shrub id

Any ideas 
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Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 19:51

Wildflower id

Blue flowers like a forget me not 
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Last Post: 12/05/2014 at 19:15

Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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Last Post: 18/04/2014 at 08:33

Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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Last Post: 15/04/2014 at 07:29

TV gardening programmes

A reminder 
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Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 19:16

When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

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Last Post: 03/02/2014 at 06:40

Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

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Last Post: 15/12/2013 at 18:22

Best dogwoods for stem colour

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Last Post: 10/12/2013 at 22:56

Good Berries

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Last Post: 27/10/2013 at 16:01

No flowers on gladioli

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Last Post: 18/09/2013 at 15:14

Cuttings from sedum "autumn joy"

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Last Post: 23/11/2013 at 16:04

Camellia - yellow leaves

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Last Post: 15/09/2013 at 17:04

Plants to identify - grasses and some sort of monster

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