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Posted: 27/04/2014 at 09:33

Got home safe and sound, although no seat on the train home, plus lots of sherbert laden souls, which vindicated my decision that she should not be travelling home alone.

Rain here at the moment, but they are predicting showers, so hoping I can get out in the non-rainy gaps and put some more plants in the ground.  Dad coming later - football to be watched- so will not be round much.

Cherry tree would be a lovely addition to front garden..... And i'm sure these bulbs will put on a fantastic display, whatever they are ......


Posted: 26/04/2014 at 23:20
Chicklet safely retrieved - hoarse and temporarily deaf. The joys of yoof. On our way home now. Might need a lie in in the morning.

I thought the perennial packing was cute too


Posted: 26/04/2014 at 22:25

I use propagator lids to protect my seedlings when frost is forecast - but you could do the job with fleece.  I just find the lids quite quick and handy, and don't risk crushing the babies


Posted: 26/04/2014 at 22:21

DEFINITELY a sweetpea MrsG


Posted: 26/04/2014 at 22:19

She's at Mcbusted - and i am now happily ensconced in Starbucks at the o2 - with carrot cake - can't be bad !  She should be out about 11ish and then we start the battle to get home

Sounds like you had a great time OL - love the lakes, but rarely get up there any more.  Used to have an Aunt who lived inBarrow, who we stayed with alot.  How were your 48 perennials when they arrived ?  Mine are growing away well - especially the geums



Posted: 26/04/2014 at 21:19

Hey guess what - I'm on a train again !  On my way to meet Chicklet, who is at a concert in London, and her overprotective mother won't let her travel home from London, at midnight, on her own. I am in the doghouse, but don't care.  Am armed with gardening mags, coffee, and you lot to keep me company.


Great planter Panda - love all the shades of dark red and mauve - very classy

My Poor Bleeding Heart

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 18:54

I hate wind more than anything - been swirling round here today too.  Looks like you've done a good rescue job


Posted: 26/04/2014 at 18:45

Edd - i'd call that a result

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 18:40

Potters - love, love, love your garden And now see where your avatar comes from.  That aqulegia is a stunning colour too. 

Courgettes wilting

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 18:04

I would imagine courgettes are like cucumbers, and they definitely sulk when transplanted.  I thought i had lost all mine last week, when i potted them on - they drooped alarmingly.  But within a couple of days they had perked up - and now look fine again.  Pretty sure your courgettes will be the same ..... So don't panic yet

Discussions started by chicky

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

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

Best dogwoods for stem colour

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Good Berries

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

No flowers on gladioli

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Cuttings from sedum "autumn joy"

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Camellia - yellow leaves

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Plants to identify - grasses and some sort of monster

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