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david spikes

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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 01:14

 if winter werent following behind, this would be my favorite time of year


Posted: 02/10/2014 at 17:14

if you shake all the dirt off the roots and hang them upside down in a dark frost free place you can then repot them next spring-main thing is absence of light. i put mine in brown paper bags so the leaves arent so messy. 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 21:52

 salvia happy in the autumn weather-nice amistad but like VS an annual for me.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 16:58

 helianthus dakota sunshine

Dividing Lupins

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 20:21

root cuttings normally aren't made with the tap root itself but with the new roots that branch from it-the mother plant also usually survives. but who can tell, gardening is a constant voyage of discovery. however. the best way to propagate lupins is in the spring from basal cuttings-same as delphiniums , poppies,foxgloves

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 19:26

 eupatorium rugosum

just realized kniphofia little maid and maid of orleans have been lost in the general scrimmage. investigation is in order. 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 02:50

perfect pears

 just some symphyotrichum


Service 503 Unavailable

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 01:43

service 503 unavailable means that the server-gw's in this case- is at capacity for a moment-seconds or minutes later it clears and your pictures-which are fairly high bitpieces can go through


Posted: 24/09/2014 at 22:10

brunneras everywhere-mad seeders particularly jackfrost-hadspen not so much and not a strong grower for me. grow it with dicentra aurea-they seem to like the same conditions



Posted: 24/09/2014 at 19:38

on the back deck. warm sun, sky flawless blue, the slightest cool breeze. dozens of  tiny golden finches flirting between the sunflowers and the blue spruce, blackbirds whistling and chortling in the pear tree. the himalayan wind chimes sound-each note just once, barely at the limit of hearing-a perfect moment.

Discussions started by david spikes

my favorite succulent

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Last Post: 11/12/2014 at 12:48

hot composting

compost heaping 
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Last Post: 26/11/2014 at 11:12

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


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
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