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Posted: 03/04/2015 at 07:20

Just a bit self-obsessed Hosta - why do you think I left


Posted: 03/04/2015 at 07:16

Don't shorten the branches - it will ruin the shape and look like an old dish mop. 

You could lift the crown by taking off some of the lower branches completely at the trunk, but otherwise I'd leave it alone - the beauty of the weeping silver birch is in its shape

Ought for Nought.

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 07:02

Thanks Edd, I'll have a look


Posted: 03/04/2015 at 07:00

Good morning all     April showers Hosta

Off to visit daughter today - it's her birthday tomorrow - her present is a new set of garden tools (spade, fork, hand fork, trowel, secateurs and gloves) and a big pile of old GW magazines   She's always enjoyed her garden but now her shift pattern has changed she gets longer to enjoy it and the old tools were getting a bit ropey.

I shall have a hot cross bun slathered in butter before I go

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 06:55

When my ex's parents died he bought a large family plot - even tho' I left 20+ years ago (phew!) and he's re-married he says he's  keeping a space for me so he can have a wife each side of him (and he's not joking!!!)   Never going to happen - OH and my children know they can scatter me anywhere there will be hazel catkins and snowdrops in the spring


Not a happy Helleborus

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 21:16

It doesn't like being indoors - that's what is making it sad - it's tough as old boots and only happy when it's outside - plant it in the garden in a patch that's got lots of organic matter/leafmould etc in the soil and semi-shade.  It'll be happy then

Wilted seedlings! :(

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 20:24

Is that vermiculite on the top of the compost or is it the Gro-sure granules?

Forcing a flower to bloom

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 20:09

Put it in a vase of water - not soil!

Soil is for roots - your tulip doesn't have any!


Posted: 02/04/2015 at 20:02

Hello folks - lovely day - sun sparkling on the sea and I could almost see the green buds on the hawthorn hedges opening as I drove past.  Ma ok but confused about what's happened.  Hasn't lost her appetite - brightened up noticeably when lunch was served

Glad to hear ovens are clean, gardens tended, dogs walked and ducks are making themselves 'at home'

My gardening has been sadly neglected, but hey ho - we'll get there in the end

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Posted: 02/04/2015 at 18:45

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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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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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ID please

Can't remember  
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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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