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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 21:51

flumpy i do like your mums-wish i had the strength of character to grow good ones. the kind of wild woodsy acrid smell isnt bad.

dahlias dahling

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 21:47

chris 65 that border is the bomb-mark great dahlias

Only popped out for a Mat.

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 17:34

thought op meant oh pleeeeze said in a certain tone of voice.

dahlias dahling

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 17:19

perki your second pic is great-forester one off the best things about living in the desert is no slugs or snails.

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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 16:58

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beautiful heleniums verdun-the very colors of autumn. do you have chrysanthemums with them? cimicifuga is one of the plants-box is another-whose odor for me is horrible. on the other hand about half the people who come in the garden in the spring think the crambe, which for me is odorless, smells like garbage. things that make you go hmmmm. 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 04:06

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its the star of the veggies- our summers arent usually hot enough for okra to do much but this year theres gonna be gumbo. 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 20:18

hadnt noticed the mildew on the roses but oh well. reno is one of the pm capitals of the world in late summer and autumn-very warm days and quite cool nights.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 20:12

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 just some of this and that

autumn crocus

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 17:50
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 usually the colchicums begin blooming in the middle of sept followed by the crocus in october, but here they are. ive never figured out what triggers the bloom-its not temps as they remain in the 90s here.  some years the bloom only starts in nov. to quote mr. henslowe-its a mystery.

dahlias dahling

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 18:42
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 when they are good they are very very good                                                                              but when they are bad they are horrid

Discussions started by david spikes

my favorite succulent

dudleyas  
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hot composting

compost heaping 
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what color is your garden

late bloomers 
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Last Post: 24/10/2014 at 14:44

along came a spider

i'd run away too 
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Last Post: 23/10/2014 at 16:04

autumn crocus

do you grow them 
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Last Post: 29/08/2014 at 08:27

dahlias dahling

show us your best 
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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 16:44

whats cooking from the garden

its all good 
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Last Post: 24/08/2014 at 15:00

sunflower seeds

and the pear tree is full of birds cooing and twittering 
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Last Post: 23/08/2014 at 18:14

phlox paniculata

would that they were mine 
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Last Post: 26/08/2014 at 13:26

clematis tie dyed

great blue variegation first of its type 
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Last Post: 16/07/2014 at 17:54

what were they thinking of

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Last Post: 26/06/2014 at 18:18

overachievers

great thread on underachievers. think we need to balance it. do you have something which has gone gonzo this year after fiddling about forever? 
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Last Post: 06/06/2014 at 16:33

just curious

usa/britain 
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searching for seeds

stuff i want 
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Last Post: 29/02/2012 at 23:53

Talkback: Dieback on Leyland cypress hedges

it looks like improper trimming or it could be spider mites if they are the soft evergreen curse in the uk that thet are in nev. 
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