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Posted: 16/01/2015 at 06:46

Morning all  Blackbirds, milking, t-shirts head is swimming and I haven't finished my first cuppa yet  Glad to hear that Stumpy is a "stayer".

have a lovely time at the christening Panda - hope family are on good form

Useless ideas and inventions

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 20:54

Stoke49er ....I think you'll find one pays more ....its all to do with the quality of the holes


Posted: 15/01/2015 at 06:45

Wind came whistling through here last night too - didn't do much for my beauty sleep.  Will be a bit ragged today.  OH has just been for a bit of an inspection, and thinks all looks ok.  Must remember to put my bin out this morning - left it last night for exactly the reasons Dove saw.

went to gardening group last night - picked up a new snowdrop Mighty Atom. Need to find it a home this weekend


Posted: 14/01/2015 at 06:46

Morning all - we escaped the white stuff, so bau here

Hope Ma's teeth fit (Thats the nearest I could get to a smilie with teeth)

wrap up warm everyone!

It's my birthday

Posted: 14/01/2015 at 06:42

Just in case you're looking in from Venice Woody

 Have a great day it too cold for gelato??


Posted: 13/01/2015 at 22:18

Thats some shift Clari - hope your garlic are sprouting aa a reward.  

We seem to have snow forecast overnight - and we have a day of big (ie unmissable) meetings and exams between us tomorrow.  So the trusty old landrover is parked in pole position on the driveway, just in case it is needed for an adventure.  Wonder how many times I will feel compelled to get up in the night and check out the window to see if its come ??

How to identify Rhododendron Ponticum vs other rhodo varieties

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 19:29

 - i don't remember the whereabouts of every single poster, just the ones in places I know well   Had both my daughters in Frimley Park

Glad I could help

Which garden would you pick?

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 18:52

One thing to bear in mind is that Hidcote is next door to Kiftsgate, which is very different in style, but just as beautiful.  So you can easily visit them both in one day.  We even left our car in Hidcote car park and walked over to Kiftsgate.

enjoy your trip here whatever you decide

How to identify Rhododendron Ponticum vs other rhodo varieties

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 18:47

We have a ponticum growing up between two others - i had to tie ribbons round the purple flowered branches to tell the difference.  Once i had done that the differences in the barks became quite obvious - in our case the ponticum is quite scaly, whereas the others have a well defined pattern almost like a snakeskin.  Not sure all the non-ponticums look like this, but worth having a compare.

Also Peanuts, if I remember rightly you are in Camberley?  If so, there is a specialist rhodie grower (gets gold medals at chelsea and everything) in Churt (down south of Farnham) called Millais.  They are really friendly and really knowledgeable, and I bet if you brought them a sprig of one in flower they would be able to identify it for you.  Just check the website before you make the journey - they have quite random opening times

really need help

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 07:51
Looking great Andy - hope your girls are loving it too. Looks like lots of hard work, but what a difference you have made

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Strange flower buds - ID??

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Love lies bleeding from seed

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Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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Gardening on TV

A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
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More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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Jasmin - officinale or trachelspermum??

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How big are vine weevil grubs?

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Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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Getting rid of brambles

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Daphnes - do they self seed?

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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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