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Posted: 13/02/2016 at 09:30

Morning all. Good to see you MrsG - looking forward to Japanese garden pics

Have checked the weather forecast and although it is persisting here, its meant to be better on the south coast, so our trip to West Dean (snowdrop and hellebore spotting) is on.  We would be going for a walk here anyway - so may as well walk in the rain and have something to look at.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 06:53

Wonderful nests

Love the winter miscanthus with snowdrops at its feet too


Posted: 12/02/2016 at 06:46

Morning Dove.  Glad you like her.  Caught my eye at the GC, and then when I saw the name I just had to bring her home


Posted: 12/02/2016 at 06:36

I'm awake too. Although I can safely guarantee that this time tomorrow I will definitely not be

I've seen stuff about that London exhibition too Lizzie - let us know if it's worth a visit.

Sparkly here as well.  Plan to make the most of it, because we have more rain sweeping in.  Its a shame as I fancied a trip to see West Dean's snowdrops and hellebores on Saturday, but think it will be a wash out.

And Fairy - my hellebore is not ALL pink, although it does feature.  Here is a google pic (too dark to get a real one)


Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 22:17

Was going to sow mine in an unheated GH this weekend....but sounds like you would recommend holding off for a few weeks David - have I got that right?


Posted: 11/02/2016 at 06:47

Bit parky here too. But think that means a sunny day is in store

Great talk on heathers last night - so lovely to hear a nurseryman talk so passionately about his world.  Seems chopping them back is the key ....I have a few that will be getting a short back and sides when the weather warms up.

Acquired a few more pots of snowdrops too. And found a beautiful hellebore in the GC yesterday which is named after my Mum that came home with me too


Posted: 10/02/2016 at 22:49

We've got magnolias out in Sunny Surrey .....but with frosts forecast all week they will be brown mush by the weekend

Seedling time

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 06:58

I'll be starting my rudbeckias, echinaceas and scabious off in an indoor propagator this weekend if thats any help.  They will be pricked out into trays in the unheated GH at the end of March and will then go into the garden in late May.  This timing has worked well for me over the last few years

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 06:46

A quick post from me - just to get me on the notification list for this thread


Posted: 10/02/2016 at 06:43

Bit late on the pancake chat ....but mine were the skinny ones, with lemon and sugar

Garden club tonight .....will be learning all about heathers from a local nurseryman.

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