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david spikes

Latest posts by david spikes

Gardeners who love their feline friends

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 19:23

 lord of all he surveys

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 21:18

 delosperma desert jewels

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 16:39

lizzie tuscany superb beautiful wish i had room for more than one huge single bloomer. john i love lupins in other peoples gardens-interesting about the pixels-i have to reduce to 500 to send-must be the intercontinental thing

marie boisselot-really damaged by cold dry winds just when the leaves were unfurling but coming back 

Talkback: Tree peonies

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 08:25


Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 08:12

 geum double bloody mary

Camera Corner

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 04:33

awb sweeeet

 campingat secret pass

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 01:43

chilly and wet today so laying in bed reading a year in beth chattos garden-nice. did you know dicentra is now lamprocapnos spectabilis? good lord. taxonomists are a rum lot.

lamprocapnos aurea 

suggestions please

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 21:14

comtesse de bouchaud blooms mid to late summer-color fades in sun so good in shade

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 17:06


 this is warsaw nike the one you asked about i bought as midnight wanderer

i bought two clematis at two different nurseries-one warsaw nike one midnight wanderer-apparently they are the same clematis and yet-they are planted on either side of a vitis purpurea, nike blooms a couple of weeks earlier than midnight and the color of midnight is detectably darker with a less definite midrib

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 02:39

lizzie this rose makes me think of you and your beautiful garden in france-how nice does that sound?-it is zephirine drouhin which i've never quite decided what to do with. the fountain of bloom in the middle of the garden has never quite worked out. 

Discussions started by david spikes

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


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

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Last Post: 04/04/2012 at 20:47

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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Last Post: 08/05/2012 at 10:26


all through the year 
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Last Post: 15/04/2014 at 20:25
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