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Latest posts by david spikes

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 16:10

do you like kipling?i dont know, i've never kipled. verdun you are the man-

 a single giant marigold with convolvulus blue ensign

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 23:24


What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 21:19

half the dahlias are flourishing, half are rubbish-things that make you go hmmmm?

 the variegated basil doesnt flower so its perfect all season


Camera Corner

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 22:31


Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 20:40

victoria s-shastas everywhere by seed and clump-one of us has got to go-but not broadway lights. rudbeckia triloba prairie glow-supposedly perennial but biennial for everyone i know. need to remember to put seeds out the next few weeks.



Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 18:05

mr salino i was speaking of the unspeakable mr allen and nasty cracks about the US say more about you than about the US-by the way fake "good" t*ste is worse than no taste at all. 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 17:53

 victoria sponge makes me want to be a bee-nice verbena bonariensis. garden a wreck from heat and neglect but the monsoon followed me home from arizona. all your gardens look great.  driving home i was filled with plans for next year beginning with a leucanthemum massacre.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 17:33

sensational hollyhock-this is ipomoea batatas a non flowering morning glory name of sweet caroline 

Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 17:02

oh for a time machine to send wankers who natter on about the wonders of the past back to where they could enjoy them in person. when i first visited europe in the 60's we joked that the money felt like toilet paper and the toilet paper felt like money.

Camera Corner

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 17:01

top of cedar brakes overlooking zion national park-halfway home 

Discussions started by david spikes

hot composting

compost heaping 
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Last Post: 20/11/2014 at 22:30

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 
Replies: 9    Views: 226
Last Post: 23/10/2014 at 16:04

autumn crocus

do you grow them 
Replies: 4    Views: 162
Last Post: 29/08/2014 at 08:27

dahlias dahling

show us your best 
Replies: 49    Views: 1694
Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 16:44

whats cooking from the garden

its all good 
Replies: 1    Views: 138
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


great thread on underachievers. think we need to balance it. do you have something which has gone gonzo this year after fiddling about forever? 
Replies: 15    Views: 426
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. 
Replies: 4    Views: 696
Last Post: 08/05/2012 at 10:26


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