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Crockham Hill garden goings on

Posted: 25/06/2017 at 11:57

That beautiful planter wouldnt look out of place in many gardens, well done that's brilliant.👍 And I know how hard that will have been to achieve as I garden on heavy clay too. Am looking forward to seeing that one planted up. It should be an inspiration to anyone to achieve something like that. 👏

identification issues

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 17:57

If it is a terrestrial orchid as above, please say you didn't pick it from the wild? They are very deeply planted and rooted judging by the very long portion of the stem that is blanched. It's illegal to pick wild flowers ........ 

Growing succulents from seed (I think I've been diddled)

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 17:44

Wait and see, they may be some beautiful plant, but probably not. 

Why are my apples looking like this?

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 05:49

Looks similar to what I know as bitterpit What is the difference? 

Growing succulents from seed (I think I've been diddled)

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 05:44

I wonder how the seed is collected and cleaned to ensure just succulent seed is present. Slight issue with trade descriptions I think especially if as hogweed has said the compost was clean 

Friend or foe?

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 05:41

They are the best thing to see in your garden. This year I've seen very few ladybirds let alone their larvae. So well done you for the balance  and being brave enough not to spray the black fly, it give the larvae something to eat and flourish. 

identification issues

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 05:38

I've no idea unfortunately but it will be easier once the flower heads open. Will be interested to know what it is. 

Barely started and I'm already overwhelmed!

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 14:47

Maybe, but it gives you more options on what to grow. It will generally revert to the underlying soil pH eventually, but that also depends on what you put on it in the mean time. That's good news.

Chelsea 2017

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 11:24

Yes I agree, Malvern is close to me so it's just the entrance fee, and parking isn't a problem, which for Chelsea it certainly is, along with transport costs and hotel fees too. It's definitely become one of the celeb places to be seen. Am glad that Chatsworth is happening this year, there is too much that is SE centric and is darned difficult for those living further way to participate in. If good to think that with Tatton Park, there are now two shows that may be within easier of more the the population of gardeners. 

Barely started and I'm already overwhelmed!

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 08:24

Good article Dove thank you for posting 

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