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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 09:50

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

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/35788.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

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

HELLO FORKERS!

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

2014

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 18:54

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

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 18:38

Fidget - hugs - take care x

HELLO FORKERS!

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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Camellia - yellow leaves

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Plants to identify - grasses and some sort of monster

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catalpas---digging-out

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cambridge-botanic-gardens

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Rose "The Fairy"

 
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