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david spikes

Latest posts by david spikes

hardy geraniums pictures

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 16:32

 i have many geraniums but climate isnt right for them-rozanne blooms for a few weeks before the heat does for it-spring bloomers are better-some-ann folkard for instance- pack it in almost instantly. mavis simpson is a strange one-dies back to a tiny clump every winter then comes back and blooms all summer-here with callirhoe involucrata

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 16:06

beautiful victoria sponge-bold combinations in containers are my favorite although the magenta and orange pelargoniums are pretty close to the edge. googled your nom du jardin-ho ho who says we aint got culture?-and found dozens of recipes for you-made one for strawberry shortcake-everyone agreed you are a tasty morsel. chicky do you have any terracing on your pretty slope or is runoff not a problem? just leveled a small sloping bed as part of the great iris project.

silene laciniata a  little clashy with pink 

Laying new turf lawn on solid builders clay

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 18:34

for a good lawn at least 6 in of topsoil. the turf will only root to the clay layer then stop. you will end up with a lawn that requires endless inputs of water and fertilizer. there are a lot of those out there.


Posted: 15/07/2014 at 17:17

internationally known star of stage, screen and television?


Posted: 15/07/2014 at 17:07

hurray for veggies-cooler temps(32 t0 35) so alls right with the world 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 17:02

 very nice verdun-liked the battle love the garden

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 04:58


What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 21:14


Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 08:02

3 days of 41C with humidity under 5%-climate change is wearing me down. dug split and planted a couple of hundred iris and am turning out a bed that is infested with ribbon wire grass-all work stops at about 11 am-still a few good things in the garden and new veg garden is growing three or four inches a day-yay.

 phygelius aequalis and a couple of eryngiums


Posted: 12/07/2014 at 17:24

envying your "sweltering" coolness. 39C here and cat is snoozing under squash-lucky guy


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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