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North Facing Fence

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 20:32

North Facing Fence

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 19:47

Hi John

This extract from the British Clematis Society Website says that it will grow happily on a sheltered north-facing wall, and they ought to know what they're talking about


Posted: 22/05/2015 at 19:28

I can't imagine what you mean Hosta!


Posted: 22/05/2015 at 19:22
robert peter Dunford wrote (see)

Experiments to Prove you can Graft a Pelargonium from the Ethnobotanical Garden -Shroomery.This Experiment has been Carried out,with Pictures of how to Graft a Pelargonium on the Internet ,Everybody is talking about it,Go to You Tube and Watch the Experiment,They have put Three Colours Scions on one Root ,Now if you can Graft a Pelargonium you can Bud a Pelargonium,Just think what a Pelargonium 4 ft Standard  would look Like,With Several Colours on the Top, Would be the Best at Chelsea RHS Flower Show,

Shroomery is a website devoted to Magic Mushrooms.  Lots of odd stuff on there, not to mention discussion of psychedelic multi- coloured whatevers. 

No wonder the OP is attracted by multi-coloured geraniums

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 18:24
Susan Porter wrote (see)

Is it not Chelsea coverage?? or has it turned to Presenters coverage?? Moan moan moan........let them be themselves and wear what they like. Enjoy the plants for heavens sake.


Posted: 22/05/2015 at 17:38

I've planted up the two big tubs/pots - there are some smaller ones to do too, but there may be a petunia or two left over - Wonky, next time I come your way remind me to pop them in the boot   I'll pot them up tomorrow so they grow on a bit

Matty, glad you're home safe and sound.  I like it when they do lots of frisking/checking baggage etc - my reasoning is that if they're checking me they're checking everyone, so no one's going to get anything slightly dangerous on board.  Feel much saferthat way than if they're just waving everyone through.


Posted: 22/05/2015 at 16:31

I am back from the GC at last - there was a broken-down car and consquent traffic chaos on A11 - but never mind, I have what I went for ... and a few things I'd forgotten I needed

Height in the two big tubs is going to be provided by Fuchsia Carmel Blue - but they're not very tall at the moment so they'd better hurry up and grow. 

I remembered to get the new cord for the strimmer and some wood treatment for the little greenhouse. 

It sounds as if the sound checks for Radio One's Big Weekend have started - it's about a mile away from here as the Dove flies - I hope we like their taste in music!!!

Oh! there's some quite good acts on ... anyone want to come and picnic and share a bottle in our garden and listen to some free music?


Posted: 22/05/2015 at 14:41

Need to go to GC immediately - need two plants with a bit of height for two of the tubs ....... ............. Bisy Backson


Posted: 22/05/2015 at 13:30

  I suppose there are some and some - Suffolk and Norfolk Trusts have been pretty good in my experience


Posted: 22/05/2015 at 12:56

It seems to me that they're doing this work at totally the wrong time of year! For the Twayblades and for any other wildlife (nesting birds, small mammals etc).

If they did it in the autumn there I don't think there would be a problem.

Contact your local Wildlife Trust for advice

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ID for hardy geranium please

Does anyone recognise this one? 
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Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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Snowdrop Spectacular!!! 
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Winterwatch BBC2

Starts this evening 9.00pm 
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Please help me choose 
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Interesting info about fungi, microrhyzal organisms and trees 
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New Year Gardening Resolutions

What do you really mean to do differently in 2015? 
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