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Room 101

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 10:39

Brambles, sheeps sorrell, the mice that nibble my plants (only those ones, other mice can stay), WUMs, and box blight.  

Do you think there's enough room?


Posted: 04/01/2015 at 10:36

Christmas is a busy time - and Beau was working for alot of it. I expect absent friends will reappear soon - hope so

This is the last day of what has been a lovely Christmas break - made even more lovely by the threat (in November) that all Christmas leave would have to be cancelled - thankfully it didn't come to that

Will make the most of the last day with another tramp round the countryside somewhere - once Mr Chicky stops snoring and leaps into action.  Suppose I should be  that our household is still snoozing - but the alarms will all be set for 6.15 tomorrow, so we are making the most of it now

getting ready for the great Garden Bird Watch

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 00:19

Just seen the Great Garden Bird watch advertised on the telly - pretty sure that has never happened before - and this was a proper advert, not just a mention on a gardening prog or the one show


Posted: 04/01/2015 at 00:12

I'm doing it for my liver - and of course I know you're not "new" - i even remember all about your little man and big man (and your GH with a chair, and your picket fence and your adorable beagles).  So glad to hear the new business is going well,  but hope we get to see you and your garden a bit on here in 2015


Posted: 04/01/2015 at 00:07

You're not the only one who gets confused SL - and I'm on the dryathlon too.

night night

Garden programme on Sky 1

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 21:06

I agree Gemma - enjoyed it, and will watch again, but only coz I love seeing what people create in their gardens.  The competition element was pointless, and I will be doing my best to ignore that bit in future.  But I thought all 3 gardens last night were gorgeous - particularly the last one.



Posted: 03/01/2015 at 21:01

I will be watching this thread with interest - we had our first year of Polkas this autumn and they were fab.  Would like that to continue for a few years yet.  So apart from cutting back this year's canes (?? to the ground, or leave a few inches?? - not sure if the new canes sprout from the rootstock, or from the base of the last year stems ), and adding a good mulch come the spring, is there anything else we should be doing?

never grown any sort of raspberries before

NYD flower count 2015

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 16:03
Which half LilyP


Posted: 03/01/2015 at 09:53

Hi Woody - other side of Forest to you - just outside Dibden Purlieu

NYD flower count 2015

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 09:20

Panda - i'd rope Bernard in

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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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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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Jasmin - officinale or trachelspermum??

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How big are vine weevil grubs?

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Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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Getting rid of brambles

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Daphnes - do they self seed?

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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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