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Posted: 01/02/2015 at 22:52

((Hugs)) Woody

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 14:07

Great stuff Berghill - the picture threads are my favourites

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 11:11
That's some volume of food . Hope he enjoys it

sweetpea idea

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 10:25

Never done it, but don't see why it wouldn't work Denise.  Mine always get too tall and flop over (essentially growing downwards) for the last bit of their life And they flower just as well.  Not sure how they woyld react to growing against the ground however - is there anyway yoy can make a frame, or construction of twigs, to keep them slightly raised?

School Sensory garden - Rainbow flowerbed

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 09:46

What a lovely space .  I think sowing colour coded annuals in your "wheel" would work - and its the most spectacular form of gardening as far as children are concerned - all those lovely plants and flowers from such tiny beginnings.  You could start them off in seed trays so that the steps in the process are even more obvious for youngsters.  They will also feel like they have created it that way, rather than have an adult present them with the finished article.

cornflowers or nigella are easy for blue, california poppies (eschlozia ??) will give you orange - I'm sure others can suggest foolproof annuals for other colours.  Good luck

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 09:35

OH is watching the cricket - seems like a lot of sport on offer this morning.

Not a lot planned today - soil too solid for gardening.  Have to make a trip to the tip to dispose of old sofa (new one arrived this week, for anyone who remembers my pre-christmas saga).  Then off for a meal with the in-laws this evening .....never quite managed it over Christmas.  But at least its Feb, so I will be able to have a cheeky glass of something to go with it

Hope church parade went well Panda - not fair having to get all smartened up at that time in the morning if its the weekend

Cottage garden flowers

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 09:00

I tried the wool pellets last year.  They worked for about a month and then stopped - and I thought they were too expensive to have to keep replacing.  Only thing that works for me long term is the copper bands.

Cottage garden flowers

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 00:07

Lupins grown from seed will flower in their first year, as will agastache.  They will be with you in years to come too

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 17:10

How awful.  No other words really.  That poor family.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 17:07

Lots of cuteness here today.  One day, we too will have a dog, but not fair whilst we are both still working and out a lot.

just ordered the seeds that i have failed to find at GCs - and a pack of L. Beaujolais fell into my basket .....i blame you lot

Snow disappeared now.

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How big are vine weevil grubs?

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Getting rid of brambles

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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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Wildflower id

Blue flowers like a forget me not 
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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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