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Posted: 29/06/2015 at 07:48

Morning Folks  Gentle start for me this morning.  Work is very quiet this week.....but it is the calm before the storm.

My philadelphus are really pumping out the fragrance this year .....i have four, that came as cuttings from our last garden.  They were my first ever cuttings, so have a special place in my heart.  No idea what variety, but they are double and smell divine.  

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 22:34

Big thanks for sharing Lizzie

DD - the lilies are stunning, and that last pic of the clematis scrambling through the rose makes my heart soar.  Well done...feel very proud, even as an onlooker


Posted: 28/06/2015 at 22:07

So glad to hear DD's day went well  And so lovely that you are there to support each other.  This forum is a wonderful thing.  Off to check out the pics now ......

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 20:47

Wonderful everyone

Loving your garden Wonky - you should be thrilled

Great colour combo Verdun.....but I'd expect nothing less  So great to see how the experts do it

And Wendy R and Wintersong, from a couple of pages ago ... both simply stunning

Deer oh Dear !

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 20:32

We get lots of deer damage here, but my list of what they won't eat is growing every season feel free to PM me if you want the list....

on your bark damage, I have found that cutting a bin bag into thin strips and winding it round the damaged area like a bandage works - every year I take it off and renew with one slightly smaller .... Gives the tree a chance to gradually repair itself.

we make temporary chicken wire barriers each time we plant a new tree or shrub.  Once they've been in a few years they then seem tough enough to cope with bambi's attention

New garden prog just about plants

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 20:22



Posted: 28/06/2015 at 20:19

We had some rain eventually....but not much.  Put on a hat and went out there anyway  My GH is now empty, save toms and cuc's, and nearly all my annuals are now in the ground.  Really looking forward to seeing how the "night and day" snapdragons, and the heliotrope turn out ....first time for me for both.

just had our own potatoes and our own shredded cabbage leaves for tea (plus a piece of chicken that Mr Lewis provided) ....i'm quite liking this veg growing thing

I think I've done it

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 11:23

 Well done this time of year people who don't garden miss out on all the fun


Posted: 28/06/2015 at 10:29

Back again Just had freshly picked blueberries on my porridge ...what a treat.  OH netted them this year - which means I can wait til they are perfectly ripe without losing them to the blackbirds


Posted: 28/06/2015 at 09:41

We've missed all the showers - think I'm going to have to get the hose out today if the garden is to survive the impending heatwave.  Cloudy here, so hammock will stay in the cupboard today and the planting fest will definitely happen instead. good news about your beans Dove.Bad news about the camera Fairy - but glad you had a good walk.

but first ......another cuppa

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Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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More gardening TV

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

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