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Posted: 14/06/2014 at 19:26


Got lots of plants planted out - about 40 rudbeckias, some cosmos and some dahlias. More cosmos and lupins tomorrow, and then i'm done.

Fairy - slugs and snails decimating one of my clematis too - little alpine one - they are climbing up the rose and munching from there.  Keep thinking i have got it high enough to be out of danger, and then the munching starts again.

Footie tonight will mean its a late one - I'll be up til the final whistle if anyone wants to chat !

Our meadow is finally coming to something ..... thanks Nut

 Buzzy and fluttery things love it

Shrub id

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 19:15

Tiny green berries that don't come to much.  Not selling it well am I.  However, it is worth keeping for its autumn colour and the fact it is a bee magnet

Shrub id

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 19:14

No - the first picture i posted shows the flowers in their full glory ( i said they were inconspicuous!!).

it could well be something that has seeded there rather than been planted.

Shrub id

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 19:10

Its definitely deciduous - will google sophora


Posted: 14/06/2014 at 18:09

Absolutely- a bucket Molly sounds perfect!!

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 14:14

Lovely pics again - my favourite thread for passing the time (waiting for the "isolated shower" to go and isolate itself elsewhere).  My roses and delphiniums are my stars at the minute

 I love PINK roses!  Shropshire Lad, Mortimer Sackler and Constance Spry, in that order.

and then my delphiniums grown from seed 3 years ago - the best they have been


Shrub id

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 13:59

Will go check - once the heavens have finished opening


Posted: 14/06/2014 at 13:39

Ooooooh  I'd love a Molly the Witch and a pulsatilla if they have not been spoken for yet.  Unfortunately not much on offer from me - sent all my spares off to Somerset earlier in the week, and didn't think to hold any back.  Unless anyone would like a rudbeckia (indian summer or rustic dwarf) or a dahlia bishops children??

Shrub id

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 13:32

I have an unidentified shrub/tree - can anyone help?  It has brilliant yellow autumn colour, and at this time of year inconsequential tiny white flowers that the bees love.  Probably more a small tree than a shrub



Posted: 14/06/2014 at 13:25

Love Walter Funke Verdun - it is always the star of the show gardens at Hampton Court show.  Achilleas never survive beyond a year for me here - apart from the semi wild ones that do too well 

Spitting with rain here ... But long list not getting any shorter sitting here, so will go brave it .....

Have a great hols Lizzie - hope you manage to pack loads of garden visiting in

Discussions started by chicky

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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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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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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Best dogwoods for stem colour

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Good Berries

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No flowers on gladioli

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