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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 21:37

Berghill - lovely, lovely, lovely - who needs TV when you can watch slideshows like that.  All gorgeous, but particularly the camassias and that dark red peony.  

And is the white flowered shrub a viburnum plicatum?  And did i spot a bells bank geum towards the end??

Strong Tub Trugs

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 21:08

it was actually a question from last year MrsG..... In the end we bought some black builders ones from Travis Perkins (so far, so good, if i can stop OH running off with them for construction projects).  I also punched holes in the old ones and knotted rope through to make handles.  No good for really heavy stuff, but works as a weed bucket

I have a load inside the house that i use for laundry, and they are still fine - so i think you are right, its the UV that makes them brittle.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 21:02

Both my agastache Black Adders made it through the winter - plus most of my cuttings were successful too - so I now have a Black Adder patch.  And some blue fortune on the other side of the garden too.  Maybe i should give a pink one a go too....

Mixed up second earlies and maincrop potaotes.

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 19:44

Its our first year as potato growers - how do you tell when they are ready to harvest??

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 19:42

Glowery skies and windy here too.  And the next few days not looking much better - looks like it will be a weekend of potting on in the GH - which is much needed.  House cleaning might even get a look in too

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 07:05

How lovely Gilly - looks like a woodland glade ....but with flowers. Thanks for sharing

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 06:59

Morning Dove and Fidget - we are a posse of early birds.  Hope you are ready for more acts of heroic valiance this morning Fidget-the-snail-slayer.

best get a move on .... Half way through the working week already

2014

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 22:46

Lovely photos Marion - your tree peony is wonderful - v jealous.  Love the contrast in that last pic too - what are the plants?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 22:41

Thats a pretty good reason to be wary of snakes Lizzie - sounds like a nasty ordeal

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 22:32

Fidget - thanks for saving the Tiger tale til my dinner was nicely digested.  One of my friends has a cat who does a similar party trick with worms

Discussions started by chicky

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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Shrub id

Any ideas 
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Wildflower id

Blue flowers like a forget me not 
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Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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TV gardening programmes

A reminder 
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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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No flowers on gladioli

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