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Posted: 11/06/2015 at 06:30

Lesley has provided my first giggle of the morning  Can't be bad

I like watering too - as you say, it forces you to slow down.

Stephen Lacey was a very entertaining speaker - learned lots too.  Will have to have a think about plants to fill the scent gaps I have .....although the roses are getting into their stride out there at the moment, so this time of year is covered nicely.

poorly aquilegia

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 15:27

Well I can confirm its gall midge - tiny bright orange worms that look like part of the stamen until you stare long enough to see them moving

Is picking the bad buds off enough to break the cycle do you think?


Posted: 10/06/2015 at 06:31

Morning everyone

Looking forward to a talk by Stephen Lacey tonight on scented plants (Can't find a smilie with a big nose).  

before that though, another day at those pesky mines.  Can you all stop using salt, its getting hard to keep up with demand....

poorly aquilegia

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 22:58

I think I've got it too.  I had put it down to frost damage as it was only affecting the top buds, and the foliage looks healthy.  Will take a closer look at the damaged buds in daylight tomorrow

delphinium fasciation

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 07:01

Ah-ha Got it now.  Certainly makes for an impressive flower spike ....beautiful.  But in answer to your question...none like that here yet, although we are still a few weeks away from flowering here, I can only see single buds forming.

delphinium fasciation

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 06:42

I can see beautiful delphiniums, but not the fasciation David.  Where am I meant to be looking

Frost tonight!!!???

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 06:41

Oh dear Pansyface, how disheartening.  Where abouts are you?


Posted: 09/06/2015 at 06:37

Morning Lesley, Morning Dove  Will the GC get a little look in after the food heroes have been awarded Dove

Thanks for the lovely comments about my iris - she certainly has pulled out all the stops this year.  And also for the exam wishes - yesterdays went well, i think.  Big one this pm for Chicklet, if anyone has any spare fingers to cross at about 2pm

Its that time of year when the morning amble round the garden reveals a new bud open every day ......loving it

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 06:28

Looking great Pdoc and Joybell.  Love the red rose Pdoc

Joy, the delphinium is a gorgeous shade of pink - is that one from seed?  if so, what a lovely surprise


Posted: 08/06/2015 at 13:37
Ok - i am at the GC in my lunch hour (getting my car washed, so that Panda has a clean chariot for Sunday, to match her snazzy new "do") - and have not been tempted by anything. Better check my temperature - must be sickening for something

Discussions started by chicky

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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