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Tatton Flower Show

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 14:41

Yes my mum's garden does look lovely- I keep adding plants to it- those I bought for myself but can't plant at the moment until I have done a major chop back- plants seem to have exploded over the paths.


I will take a photo tonight of my mum's new gravel garden, it was a sparse lawn before- now virtually maintenance free and something to look at as the various plants swell in size and come into flower.


Tatton Flower Show

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 11:52

Fantastic photos OB- very professional

Watering dried-out pots

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 10:46

another great way that makes the water absorb into the compost is put a tiny squirt of washing up liquid into the watering can- give it a stir with a stick- then water yoru hanging baskets and pots.  Harmless to the plants.

Tatton Flower Show

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 10:24

Some more photos of Chelsea- taken Monday before it was open to the public


Tatton Flower Show

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 10:17

I went to Chelsea for the 1st time this year- photos attached- Cleve West was my favourite espeacially as I was creatign a similar gravel garden in my mum's new house garden- minus the fountain!

Cleve West winning Show Garden.  what are the yellow spires?  My re-creation was goingto have a path but too many gorgeous plants to use to bother with a path....

Love your garden

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 09:45

If you missed the programme and wondered what everone was on about, it is repeated on Sunday on ITV1 and ITV +1.

I think they should intermingle the shows with out of a hat who has there garden made over, not always the really sad story....

Young Olive Tree

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 23:07

Hi Chrissie

i managed to pu t a short video on youtube on how to report an Olive tree- it took two days to laod but eventually. 

You should be able to view it by typing into google - youtube repotting an olive tree gardeners world

Remember it is an amateur video, never done it before and had my galaxy tablet balanced on its end- so the vdieo looks like it was done through a postbox- i don't mind as it leaves me out of shot- only my arms and hands are visible.......

Happy Growing

My tropical garden

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 07:52

Would love to see some photos of tropical gardens, too cold up north for one....

Perennials Taking Over

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 07:44

Which reminds me Monty Don's French Gardens is on BBC2 8.39 this morning.

Do you miss Fridays G W in France.  I couldn't get iplayer etc when we were in France - I was told it was barred from abroad- is that correct?


Perennials Taking Over

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 07:29

Will you get much frost in France?  Obviously plenty of rain going by the growth rate.  My echinops this and last year are 7 ft tall.

We have just got back from France house hunting in the midi-pyrennes, the weather was poor. Will be going for a long weekend for another viewing.

I assume the plants will be the same in France as everywhere seems very green, and the conditions similar.  In June did see a wisteria in full bloom with a hydrangea beneath it, a second flowering for the wisteria I was told.

Are there many places to buy plants in France, only saw one on my travels, and are the prices similar.  I often buy some excellent perennials from Morrisons and bought a lovely salvia from Tescos- didnt see any plants in the intermarche supermarkets!

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Tip to keep the slug from your hostas.................................

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no sign of the hostas yet, is it too early yet? 
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Wisteria not flowering why?

8 years old very healthy plant growing into the tree but no flowers 
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