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Posted: 29/07/2016 at 07:05

Love the British Gas boys here Dove .......couldn't recommend anyone else


Posted: 29/07/2016 at 07:03


Great to see you Pdoc

Very busy few days and nights at work .....but now all is calm .....and breathe....

I have neglected my tomato plants this week - and when I went in the GH this morning the sideshoots were making a bid for world domination.  But a few hopeful green marble size things starting to form too.

Enjoy your Fridays, one and all 


Posted: 27/07/2016 at 07:11

Morning all

Lots of yellow rattle here.  We have a patch of ground we call (pretentiously) our meadow.  It is beginning to look really good now that we have got the yellow rattle established - took a few years of seed sowing, but now it is spreading by itself.  It is pretty in itself, but stops the grass taking over completely and lets the flowers get established too.

Busy day ahead (following late night in the office last night) ......don't they know I have pots to water 


Posted: 26/07/2016 at 11:18

Snap Liri


Posted: 26/07/2016 at 11:17

Funny how we all like different things - the "wheat" garden at Tatton was my fave - not so much the wheat, but all the purpley planting that went with it 

Hope the tree felling goes off without incident Yvie - to start with it will feel like you are Chicken Licken (the sky is falling in).....but you will soon adjust, and will revel in all that extra light.  Been there, got the T-shirt

Gardens we have visited 2016

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 07:06

Lovely roses Lizzie

Loved Hidcote and Kiftsgate - but K definitely my favourite - sort of frothy, whereas Hidcote is more controlled.  Your Hidcote waterlily pond picture is great

So many great gardens .....I want to visit them all in June/July.  Might take a few years


Posted: 26/07/2016 at 06:43

Morning Dove Morning peeps yet to arrive

Looks like a fine day here too Shame I will be stuck in an office

Had my early morning garden wander, always sets me up nicely for the day.  Glad to see that Lucifer and Annabelle are standing nice and straight again .....the sprinkler at the weekend made them slouch.  Thats why I don't like using the sprinkler.....but sometimes needs must.

Planting Echinacea from seed in july

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 06:58

I sow echinacea in February, and still don't risk planting out til May/June in the following year - they take more than a year to make plants sturdy enough for the garden.

Front garden. Ideas on plants

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 06:49

Brunnera is perennial, so disappears below ground in autumn and winter, so should be ok. Ferns and geraniums don't get bothered by wind too much either.  Just don't plant an acer


Posted: 25/07/2016 at 06:44

Morning all.  Another week at the coalface begins

But my sweetpeas are cheering me up ....Happy Mondays

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Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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More gardening TV

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