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Posted: 07/09/2014 at 19:51

cleaning up the veg garden-beans coming again and 12,366,232 ripe tomatoes on the vines. why oh why do i plant so many and then feel guilty if they arent eaten-and everyone i know grows them so theres no giving them away. the neighbors chicken house has developed a mouse city to the intense joy of the cats-no joy for me when i find them in my bed. everyone is so industrious that i better get back about my business.

Trumpet creeper (Madame Galen)

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 19:16

wow, around here-nevada-it seeds here there and everywhere and getting it back out is a pain. madame galen is going back to the ground this year because she's pushing over the fence again

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 18:37

non-gardeners dont realize how much looking a good garden requires-i have a friend who calls me the secret gardener because he claims hes never actually seen me do anything.

dahlias dahling

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 04:26

nice charlie-love the pom poms also love bargain dahlias just wish names came with them-this was another .99er


Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 00:12

fairy symphony in creamy yellows-ms sponge very nice indeed-the aridity here makes glads a one day thing but nice to see yours

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 00:05


 this looked great last week



dahlias dahling

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 17:19

great cactus bizzie-mark what is name of first pic

Verdict....your new plants this year

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 02:05

after being done with gaillardias-weedy, unkempt, trashy looking things-on a road trip this spring bought arizona apricot, golden goblin and an even more compact yellow. short stems so not floppy and long lasting so plants not constantly covered with spent bloom. still in bloom 3 mos later-if they make it through the winter i say yes yes yes.

Verdict....your new plants this year

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 01:49

ms sponge the main roots probably wouldnt strike-there should be some nice roots coming off them-these are the ones you want-about an inch long and much less diameter than a pencil. pot in half sand half lite potting mix with the tops exactly at the surface put someplace protected and in about 6 weeks you should have some new plants. sorry if this is more information than you actually need. mine self sow most years but of course never in just the right place.                                                              p.s. make sure the potting medium is very firm so it wont shrink away from the roots

dahlias dahling

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 18:13

one grown from seed saved from last year-one a 99 cent special 

Discussions started by david spikes

along came a spider

i'd run away too 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 20:51

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


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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