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Posted: 14/03/2014 at 14:11

Chilly here brrrrrr!!!   The sun's peeked through the fog but it's too late to warm us up - rhubarb crumbles being made now, then I'll make crab soufflé and salad for supper. 

To prune or not to prune

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 13:55

Yes, cut it right down to about your knee height now.  Cut each stem back to just above a bud.  It looks drastic but it'll be fantastic.  

The mystery of pH.

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 10:48

Good idea David 


Posted: 14/03/2014 at 09:05

Tony Benn RIP


Posted: 14/03/2014 at 09:01

Totally agree Doc - a bit of a hero in this household. 

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 08:51

Artjak - check your PMs 

Iris Reticulata. Gordon Fletcher

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 07:01

They last a few years for me, but as Nut said, they do gradually diminish - as Mike suggested, try placing them in a sunny spot and crossing your fingers 


Posted: 14/03/2014 at 06:52

Good morning all   Thick fog here and another helicopter crash down the road 

tall flowers for daughters wedding

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 06:49

Cream gladioli?  They take about 100 days from planting to flowering - approximately - depending on weather conditions of course - so I'd plant three lots timed to bloom after 90 days, 100 days and 110 days.  And there are some lovely creamy white delphiniums - but depending on when in July the wedding is they may be past their best.

I'd have a look at Sarah Raven's site for ideas. She also does courses for wedding and party flowers 

Good luck 


Posted: 13/03/2014 at 19:20
4thPanda wrote (see)

We are having bad take away for tea  

Now I want one .............. maybe tomorrow? 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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Courgettes - when dare I ............... ?

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Snowdrops in the green - offer

plant offer in the Guardian 
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Using water from flat roof

Is it ok for veg patch? 
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Pingles - old country name for ???

Does anyone remember .... 
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The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

Starting this Saturday 
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Pressure washer for terrace - time to buy

Any tips, recommendations or ones to avoid please 
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Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

A reason to get out there in the fresh air and count anything that's flowering .... 
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What is this ornamental tree please?

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A Holly Orchard

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Happy Endings

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Alcofrolic fruits for Christmas

Probably a little late for this year but .... 
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Growing Mushrooms

Has anyone done it on purpose? 
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