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Gardens we have visited 2016

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 13:05

Just caught the second batch. The benches do look very inviting.....

Gardens we have visited 2016

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 11:00

Wonderful pics Lizzie - love Houghton Hall but have only ever been in late May .....looks very different at this time of year

Grass ID

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 10:13

Thanks - pretty sure its not H. Jubatum as the flowers emerge fluffy at the outset, rather than having the faint "ear of corn" look about them.  I will go and have a google for hardy penisetums (particularly now I have learned how to spell it) and see what I find.

Thanks folks. You are the best

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 09:31

Gorgeous here, but rain to come (it said so on GW).  Spending today being builder's mate (spirit level, holding nails and stuff and murmuring encouraging words).  The garden seems to be looking after itself ok at the moment - so long as I only wander in it before I put my contact lenses in.

Got a day with my sister in Brighton tomorrow - so hoping for sunshine by then

Grass ID

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 09:19

my neighbour gave me a clump of this rather pretty grass.  It looks like a pennisetum, but is hardy (and every pennisetum I have had has never survived a winter).  Can anyone tell me what it is the moment it is called Kathy's Grass 

New GW...??

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 22:52

Really enjoyed the hour .....was nervous they were going to dumb it down, but they didn't.  Looking forward to next week's already

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 08:03

Morning all

New haircut sounds just the ticket DD  Glad you had a good time chatting to friends yesterday.  Invest in a good book for all those spare moments on your own....indulge in some luxury me-time

Later start for me today - we're not busy at the moment and littlest chicklet needs a lift to work (which is on my way).

Ordered two T&M limelight hydrangeas on one of their special offers ....they arrived yesterday in boxes the size of small wardrobes.  Beautiful plants, about 3 ft tall.  Sometimes T&M can be a bit risky, but this time they have excelled .....and at bargain bucket prices too

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 01/09/2016 at 06:58

Morning all. Here's a little ray of sunshine from my garden this morning - 2016 has got loads of flowerpower left in it yet


Posted: 31/08/2016 at 07:07


Just done  the morning round of watering, GH opening, raspberry picking and plum harvesting .....and all before my first cuppa

Went to Wyevale yesterday - had £8 of tokens that expire today, so it would have been rude to waste them  Got a very pretty blue veronica - covered in bees

Last day of August today ......make it count folks

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Posted: 30/08/2016 at 21:51

Just googled Blush Noisette Steve ......lovely choice

My Dads plum tree is plagued with plum moth (we've learned to slice them in two to check before eating) but luckily we have escaped so far .....fingers crossed.

Smart meters can be read remotely - so doesn't matter if they are in or outside ......a remarkable bit of kit that's set to change the way we use energy beyond all recognition. One of the bits of the jigsaw which might just help us avoid destroying our planet after all

Discussions started by chicky

Gardens we have visited 2017

A place to share our latest gardening days out ๐Ÿ˜€ 
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Beth Chatto Garden Festival

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Planning a trip - any tips? 
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Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

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Grass ID

Does anyone know what type of grass this is? 
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Remedial pruning a Group 2 clematis

What to do and when? 
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Gardens we have visited 2016

Pictures of our garden outings 
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Hellebores - black spot?

All my hellebores have distorted leaves๐Ÿ™„ 
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Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

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Strange flower buds - ID??

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Love lies bleeding from seed

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Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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Gardening on TV

A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
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More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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