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Posted: 02/06/2014 at 23:03

Just popped in - work busy, then some taxi-ing.  Sadly no gardening of any description to report.  Glad to hear that Chris the Cuckoo lives in Doves garden, that Panda had an ok day at work, and that SP's bite has reduced in size.

Lily - i just use the multipurpose with added John Innes for potting my acers up.  Although they like acid soil, so the ericacious stuff would do as well.

Sweet dreams all


Posted: 01/06/2014 at 22:56

My pictures always come out sideways too

Marion - just wanted to say have a great time at Longstock (look out for the blue poppies even if the waterlillies aren't out yet).  My Father in law spent the war years on the Longstock estate - they had to evacuate children from the south coast - first in line for an invasion.  And at Mottisfont the Constance Spry should also be in full bloom - my favourite rose.  Enjoy

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 21:39

Ooooh Bob - love those delphiniums

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 20:49

Panda, i find everything looks better if you lie on your side .  Haven't got the hang of rotating pics yet

Your "patch" is looking wonderful - love those blues


Posted: 01/06/2014 at 20:45

Got Beechgrove to look forward to later

Hope bite soon eases SP - nasty stuff

Sounds like busy weekends all round .... I did more weeding.  But it is all looking v summery, so i didn't mind being in amongst it.  OH mowed paths through our meadow (that sounds grand, it is a field next door) - we have finally got yellow rattle coming up all over the place, so hoping i will soon have some luck with the wildflower plugs i am growing.  Meadows are the hardest work of anything in this garden - 7 years on, and we are only making glacial progress.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 20:27

Full to bursting OL  Wintersong is right - there is so much going on in the garden at this time of year

Sitting on the patio with a glass of white, and this is my view ... v pleased with it at the moment

 Birds are chattering, bees are still buzzing ...... happy days


Posted: 01/06/2014 at 09:30

Its looking good here - so a day of weeding is planned!  Told you that i'd be one of the last to stir .....   Although not THE last this morning

Slug pellets

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 23:44

I've been using the slug gone/sheeps wool pellets - they seem to work on hostas and clematis - but they don't go very far

Need help identifying a few plants

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 23:37

Hi Sara - 2 looks like a mahonia and 3 are hellebore leaves - both work keeping, although you will have to wait til next winter/early spring to see them in their full glory

Not sure what 1 is, but looks cultivated (ie not a weed) so worth keeping for a year to see what it does to earn its keep.

Good luck with your new garden .....exciting times

This forum

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 23:28

Hopefully not together Nut

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Tree id

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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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