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Posted: 11/01/2014 at 09:50

Here is our stumpery - all the ferns, hostas and foxgloves are asleep!


Cleome - garden revival

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 09:17

They look fantastic Bex !  Can you remember what type they were and where you got the seeds?  

I have started to do some research and found references to the "sparkler" and "queen"  series, but not sure which is best to try for a first timer.  Also whether i need to put in an online order with a specialist seed company, or whether i will find them in garden centres ?

Lawn revival got me thinking

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 09:09

Can't help you with info on lawncare companies.  We just keep mowing ours, and as long as what is growing in it is green then don't worry too much


Posted: 11/01/2014 at 08:49

Off to London today to see Richard II.  Its my favourite Shakespeare (because i studied it at school), and David Tennant plays the lead role.  Its had rave reviews, so i am hoping it will be good.

Before that i will find time to wander round the garden in the daylight ( a rare treat at the moment) just to see whats growing !

You Know You Enjoy Your Garden When...

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 20:13

...... when you see every weekend invitation (however tempting) as intruding into your garden time.  

My definition of a perfect weekend is to arrive home on a Friday evening, and not to have to find my car keys til Monday morning .... Unless its for a trip to the garden centre


Posted: 10/01/2014 at 18:54

Marion, I am looking forward to a golden gallery  That ilex is stunning


Posted: 10/01/2014 at 18:38

Fidget - hugs - take care x


Posted: 10/01/2014 at 11:02
Should be working - but just saw my first open daffodil on the grass verge opposite work - and had to share

Stacey, KEF - we have a stumpery (OH's project) - will take some pics this weekend - just a quick word of warning ... Don't underestimate the weight of stumps - we had to get most of ours dragged into place by a diggerman !

Cornus alba Sibirica in Containers

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 22:58

Thanks Verdun - thats put me on the right track.  Would bonemeal be ok as a feed, and is it best to feed at the same time as pruning (which i think is best in March?)

Which Daphne?

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 22:44

I am a big fan of jaqueline postil for its scent.  Companies like Crocus often do 20% discounts in February, which might make one less pricey.

Discussions started by chicky

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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Cuttings from sedum "autumn joy"

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Camellia - yellow leaves

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Plants to identify - grasses and some sort of monster

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Rose "The Fairy"

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