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Posted: 16/08/2014 at 11:21

Think Dove's your lady OL

Morning all.  Bit of a post holiday tidy up required here, inside and out.  But first a trip into town for passport photos for littlest Chicklet (luckily have no trips planned for a while so don't need a quick turnaround), plus a trip to GC to get a pressie for lovely NNB who did such a wonderful job of keeping the garden alive whilst we were away - its a time consuming job, and when its not your own its quite some commitment.  Whilst at GC will be looking for aster Monch - i planted some last year that have disappeared, but the ones that have survived are thriving, so will give it another go.

really pleased that my cuttings (agastache, penstemmon, lavender) seem to have also survivedmy absence ...... maybe I should go away more often


Posted: 15/08/2014 at 19:06

OL - Me

But as i have not admitted that on here before, more likely Dove or Verd

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 19:03

Ahhhhh OL - what a star

Some really great pics on here - so excited to see Verdun has a new camera - loved those agastache and milkshake - and wild swan is always a star.  Have finally found a place they are happy in my garden and have 3 thriving clumps.  I will not admit to how many I killed before the perfect place was found, for fear of being reported to the wild swan protection society

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 18:50

What beautiful pictures from you all

LilyP, have not seen your garden before, and am now swooning.  Any before and after photos to help us share the journey?  You must spend hours out there - what bliss


Posted: 15/08/2014 at 18:41

Mine grew pretty quickly - might be worth potting them on before winter sets in.  I agree with the others though - coldframe and quite dry for their first winter then they really romp away

Creating a Wildflower meadow garden.

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 07:56

The best meadow book i have is by Pam Lewis from Sticky Wicket - i agree that the Christopher Lloyd one is more of a coffee table picture book.  There is also an informative one by Charles Flower () called Where have all the Flowers Gone .... But he is a bit of an enthusiast for glyphosphate, which put me off a bit......maybe thats where all his flowers went


Posted: 15/08/2014 at 07:45

Morning all

congrats on the dream job Clari - sounds like a great opportunity to do something inspirational with something you love. Hope you shift the cold soon(No red nose smilie, but that one works if you squint at it).

i have angelique tulips that go on and on.  I plant those from my pots into the border each year, and some reappear, some don't - then have new ones for the pots each time.  Liked my Ballade so much this spring I am going to do the same again this year.

And while we are on bulbs - the gladioli i planted last year (v deep, so as to avoid lifting them each year) are flowering wonderfully this year - whereas last they just produced leaves.  I have them dotted round my bearded iris patch (which are  struggling a bit .... Ref a thread about a fortnight ago ... Maybe its my acid soil like pdocs?)


Posted: 14/08/2014 at 22:31

Phew!!.... Nearly caught up now. Too much to comment on all but .....

Heartfelt hugs for all those who are having difficult times with Mums

Good luck to OL and hubby with the new adventure - hope it brings great success

Great to see Lily is now a lady who lunches (with not a grotbag in sight)

and so many new plant ideas to tempt me with

My garden survived the drought, gales and hailstorms whilst we were away (thanks to our lovely NNB) - need to get out there and do some deadheading at the weekend, but still plenty of good bits to detract the eye

And yes, OL, was R day for Chicklet today (AS's) and she did brill - should help with the Uni applications this autumn. And littlest chicklet is biting her nails for 7 days time.....


Posted: 14/08/2014 at 08:13

 Morning peeps - i'm back.  Work was manic for a while (and will carry on being so I have no doubt) and then I sneaked off for a fab holiday in Rhodes and Athens - wonderful time in both.  No time to catch up here yet - will set aside a couple of hours this evening for Forkers alone.


Posted: 23/07/2014 at 20:42

Horrid times for your daughter Lizzie - poor girl

Just discovered I need to start mining that salt at 7am tomorrow morning..... just going out, I might be some time ......

Discussions started by chicky

Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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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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Any ideas 
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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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When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

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