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Posted: 06/09/2014 at 10:08

I love my gaillardias too - had never heard of them before i bought them a couple of years ago - certainly didn't realise they were around in Granny Dove's time.

on a related (gaudy, in yer face) topic - how did the rustic dwarves do Dove?

It's my birthday

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 10:04

Pssst - its tomorrow lily ....... Shhhhhh

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 09:51

Rubenza - have made a note of the name.  Got my seeds from an online supplier via Amazon i think.  I was searching for blue delphinium seeds, and they just fell in my "basket" ..... bit like what sometimes happens at the GC


Posted: 06/09/2014 at 09:46

Morning  Slightly brighter here today. Think OH and I are going to take the bikes for a spin this morning.

then that garden needs a good looking at - i have flower buds on a hibiscus for the first time ever, and my marie ballard aster (like monch, but double) is starting to flower ... And maybe some other littles surprises.

and will have the last two beth pears for breakfast

New Rudbeckia and Echinacea plants query

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 23:56

My echinaceas have been alright in the ground for the last couple of years Grandma - although they have been mild winters, i live in the south east, and they are bog standard purple ones, rather than the fancy new varieties.  As Lyn says, the trickiest bit is protecting the emerging shoots from the slugs

who is the thief?

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 23:25

Squirrels have been a pest stealing my apples before now - i now hang net bags of the smelliest carbolic soap i can find in the branches and it seems to keep them away. No such luck with the meeses

How to protect autumn-sowing broad beans and peas?

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 21:27

The meeces found our new beds very quickly.  We now sow in pots in the GH and plant out when they are a bit bigger

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 21:10

Wonderful laburnum arch - never seen anything quite like that before

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 21:06

Wonderful Victoria.  Love the colour of the cosmos in the first picture - does it have a name?

Am quite pleased with my "cranberry click" this year - first time for me


Any wine makers out there?

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 20:54

Remember as a child when my Dad's crab apple wine all shot its corks the same night - we thought someone was downstairs with a shotgun

Discussions started by chicky

How big are vine weevil grubs?

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Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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Last Post: 03/12/2014 at 16:27

Getting rid of brambles

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Last Post: 08/12/2014 at 13:02

Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Last Post: 15/11/2014 at 19:05

Tree id

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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 20:08

Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Last Post: 04/10/2014 at 18:15

Plant ID - blue flowers

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Last Post: 10/09/2014 at 09:08

Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Last Post: 09/09/2014 at 23:48

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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