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Posted: 10/05/2015 at 19:52

There's Beechgrove taped from this morning.  And then I will be early to bed - have to be in the office at 7am .....which requires a ridiculously early start

Glad Dove and Wonky had such a fruitful day and that plans are being made....look forward to seeing them come together

Lovely memories Liri - so important not to let them fade

thanks for the hellebore advice - I will keep culling dodgy leaves as I "spot" them 

I'll get my coat


Posted: 10/05/2015 at 16:52
Congrats Yvie and Mr Yvie - thats lots of years to celebrate ! Some sort of ruby plant should be used to mark the occasion
Just returned from an impromptu GC visit with OH ..... and an acer aureum followed me home. Really nice shape and gorgeous leaves. Just having a cuppa then going to pot it on.

Some of my hellebore leaves have black spot already this year - have cut them off - hope that was the right thing to do ....verd, help needed


Posted: 10/05/2015 at 11:03

Fairy - a couple more Daniel D's and an Elsa Spath - they were a gift from a work friend who has been "doing" his garden and asked for a bit of advice.

sadly, something ate Constance .  Not sure mice or slugs, but no matter what I tried I could not stop it happening.  Might try her again in a different place (maybe climbing through Constance Spry, with pulsatilla Eve Constance at her feet ....can you tell there is a common theme here).  I have other early flowerers that are doing well, Frankie and Ruby, so worth another try I think.

meanwhile Daniel, who is fresh from the nursery, is flowering already



Posted: 10/05/2015 at 10:53

Morning all And welcome Katherine

Hope visiting, shortbread judging and planting goes well 

Got some clematis to get in the ground and some more seedling babies to settle into their own pots.  Bit grey here, but no rain.  But first.....porridge

Malvern Spring Garden Festival

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 19:28

Well done to them Hosta.  Must be a nerve wracking experience

Seriously considering making the effort to go to Malvern next year - hear nothing but good about it


Posted: 09/05/2015 at 19:13

Glad I found this thread - just planted courgette seeds in a cold GH this afternoon .....was wondering if I was too late (never grown them before) ....but sounds like I might be ok.......just


Posted: 09/05/2015 at 19:04


That made me feel better

Good day - half of it at GC, where I got half of what I was looking for (will have to return next week) and half of it potting new purchases on and sowing some seeds and breathing in great lungfuls of lily of the valley scent. Mmmmmmmmm  Sun came out about 2, and was lovely from then

Adorable photo for a frame.  And well done Mr Panda on the bridge victory ....I am in awe, could never get my head round anything beyond rummy


Posted: 09/05/2015 at 11:08

((hugs)) Flumpy.  I think a lot of us have experienced that at one time or another.  Don't let it dent your confidence ....he/she is probably having a miserable time in other areas and is not grownup enough to stop it crossing over.  

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 09:58

Beautiful Joe F - that ceonothus is stunning.  Keep squeezing the plants in - it is giving it a wonderfully exuberant look


Posted: 09/05/2015 at 09:53

Morning all  Liked the look of that choisya too - what do the leaves smell like Hosta??

planning a GC trip to start the hunt for annuals for my pots .... Normally takes a couple of trips to find exactly what I am looking for - isotoma, blue salvia and marguerite daisies.  Will pot up and grow on for a few weeks.  

Also had some gaura seedlings arrive in the post that need planting, and a load of seedlings that need potting on.  Starting to run out of GH space

Molly says thank you for all your lovely comments .....its making her blush

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