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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 11:40

Wonky that looks fantastic!  Brilliant!!! And where did that comfy seat come from? 

You will still need to do slug/snail patrols inside the greenhouse and maybe even put some of the organic pellets down - they're no respecters of greenhouses either


Posted: 16/05/2015 at 11:08

Rob - just one of these   or even

Good morning again Wonky!   Come on, let's have a pic of the greenhouse even if there's not a video of the greenhouse wrestling (could this be a new olympic sport?) 

Spending money on the garden must be in the family at the moment -  I've ordered my tiny little garden shed (hardly more than a cupboard really) .  Hopefully here in about 10 days   I'm going to paint it a couple of shades darker than the fence and fix some of these to the inside of the door

Then I won't have to keep going through the studio into the garage to get my garden tools - well, not the ones I use every day anyway.


Posted: 16/05/2015 at 07:50

Good morning Verdun  - no drizzle here ...... overcast, but the sun's trying to peep through  -  must do some food shopping before we get into the garden, otherwise we'll starve

problem solving

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 06:25

I find that with many sources of advice, it helps to ask why one source says do this while the other says do that  - I look for differences in soil, weather, temperature, condition of plant ...... all sorts of things, and then try to make a judgement as to which will best suit the circumstances of my plants in my garden. 

And of course, come on here and ask away - it's good to 'talk'

Chrysanth cuttings

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 06:21

I think that with all 'Do this weekend' type features, we have to take into account, as you are doing, the condition of the plants (as well as the condition of the soil and the state of the weather). 

It sounds to me as if you are making a sensible judgement - let them make sturdy little plants before putting out.


Posted: 16/05/2015 at 06:10

Good morning all

A garden visit sounds a very good idea


Posted: 15/05/2015 at 20:18

Hope that the 'cruel to be kind' treatment works Hosta, and that you're soon much more mobile and painfree.

Yvie - poor little one - ear ache is soooooo horrid

I think Panda deserves a medal - or at least she will after the trip

Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 20:05

It's all looking wonderful - I hope you can relax and enjoy the weekend and bask in the glory of your lovely garden

My neighbours dont want me to use my land to grow a garden

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 18:50

What about a sign or two (or even three)  - BEWARE OF TICKS! 


Posted: 15/05/2015 at 18:20

It does seem to vary with different types of seed.  Parsnips have notoriously poor germination rates once they're more than a season or two old.  I've also found that stored grass seed has poor germination, no matter how well it's been stored.  Tomato seed (if properly harvested and stored) seems to be viable for ever.

Doing a germination test is a very good idea before  you waste compost, energy and time.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Geum Totally Tangerine

It's got to be moved ... 
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Which Cornish Garden to visit in September?

If you could only choose one ........... 
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Winter container display

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Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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ID please

Can't remember  
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Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 12:44

Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Congratulations to you both ... 
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ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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