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Posted: 29/03/2014 at 09:12

Related question - i missed cutting back my lavender last summer, but know you can do it in the spring instead - do i wait til frosts are gone for this?  Don't want to jeopardise this years flowers

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 09:04

The things i am growing from seed will not be ready til later in the summer.  I will be going to Hampton Court flower show - might be able to do some hooking up and exchanging somewhere like that?


Posted: 29/03/2014 at 08:52

Morning all - looks like you've got the sunny day you wished for Ggirl .  Glad to hear Woody is good - look forward to having him back here soon.

Enjoyed GW too - pleased to hear Monty's wild daffodils took a while to get going - i planted about 200 a while a go - loads of flowers the first year, none the second, then 2, then 5 and this year 30 - thought they didn't like our soil, but maybe they are just settling in.

Time for another cuppa, then itching to get outsided. The blue tits (i can now recognise their song) are calling me

Rudbeckia, when should it start to shoot?

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 20:02

Mine haven't appeared yet, so i wouldn't worry yet.  Sometimes the plants that flower later are the last to shoot


Posted: 28/03/2014 at 19:58

Evening all - SB poured - lets see if i am still awake when GW comes on

Operation GH move on for tomorrow - so then i will be able to start off my dahlias.

Tracey, i grow delphiniums from seed - needs a bit of patience, but seem to do much better for me than GC ones - which seem to keel over very quickly (probably Dutch grown, and can't settle in to a new culture).  I have a new lot on the go this year too. 

Archie - hope your "stuff" gets sorted soon - hugs


Posted: 25/03/2014 at 22:17

Alli - i've used Sarah Raven before - always been very pleased, great quality plants in good size pots and great packing.  

Dove - few pages ago now but LOVE your pond

Expecting a stinking few days at work, so might not resurface til the weekend


Posted: 25/03/2014 at 12:42
Having a sneaky peek at lunchtime - my only plea is that peeps don't change their name AND their picture at the same time or i will really get muddled ! Unfortunately that didn't help with Louise, who looks remarkably like Verdun . Relations by any chance ? Or just shop at the same blue t-shirt shop

Planting Buddleja

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 07:09

David K - i think i have managed it .... Time will tell, but its not looking good

Seed sowing

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 07:05

Anything that encourages folks to take those first steps is good.  Likely as not they will get the bug and next year will give a few seeds a go too.  Gently does it!  I first started flower gardening with six packs of annual bedding ...... And look where it led


Posted: 25/03/2014 at 07:01

Oooh - pond finishing  How exciting.  Bet the frogs are queueing up for the grand opening ceremony soon

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