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Posted: 27/05/2015 at 07:04

Morning Chicky   Love the rose - love the vase too - very apt

Is this a weed?

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 07:00

The bees will love the flowers too


Posted: 27/05/2015 at 06:57

Good morning all

No idea why you woke that early Hosta   At that time this morning I was on a beach with Wonky waiting for a ride in a speedboat but the tide had gone out ........ very strange dream

Bright blue sky and wall to wall sunshine here ... that's 'cos I've arranged to head down south to visit Ma this morning.  Hopefully the weather will hang on until I get back - things to do, plants to pot on ...


Posted: 26/05/2015 at 21:47

Night night Wonky


Posted: 26/05/2015 at 21:37

Gardengirl - the pond's doing really great thanks - it's not looking quite as beautiful as when it was new as the magpies and blackbirds trashed the edges getting mud for their nests - Wonky is going to help me plant some overhanging ferns around it to hide the pond liner.  And it's got quite a bit of blanket weed in there now - but the arrival of some mail-order pond snails the other day will hopefully help sort that out a bit.  Certainly the frogs are happy in there - I counted nine frogs of various sizes sunbathing in the pond this afternoon, and they were just the ones I could see

ID for hardy geranium please

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 21:22

Yes, here it is - Dryopteris erythrosora 'Prolifica' - I've found it also called the Dwarf Rosy Buckler Fern and the Japanese Shield Fern and various other names

ID for hardy geranium please

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 21:08

Yes Topbird - that's the colour of that fern's new growth - it looks best at this time of year but hangs onto the colour quite a while, if I remember correctly.  I'll have a hunt for it's name  ... it should be in the notebook somewhere ...

droopy rhododendron

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 21:02

Hi Foggers and welcome

Is it thirsty?

Anyone seen any ladybirds?

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 20:40

Not seen many - a few natives on the grapevine in March, and some Harlequins on the roses a couple of weeks ago.  I think it's too chilly - they're still hiding and keeping warm. 

We don't use insecticides and neither do any of the neighbours around us

What is this.

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 19:57

Centranthus ruber 'Alba'

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

ID for hardy geranium please

Does anyone recognise this one? 
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Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 09:02

Conference on Ancient Trees and Orchards

Open to all 
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Last Post: 25/05/2015 at 22:47

Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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Last Post: 24/05/2015 at 10:37

Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

Some like the shade, some need the sun, some like sun some of the time ... 
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Last Post: 21/05/2015 at 09:32


Do bees become addicted? 
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Last Post: 30/04/2015 at 15:24

Copper tape

What do your slugs make of it? 
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Last Post: 16/04/2015 at 08:19

Plant ID please

Any better ideas ... 
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Last Post: 26/03/2015 at 15:22

First Pickings 2015

Those first rewards from the fruit and veg patch 
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Last Post: 17/03/2015 at 11:10

The Chelsea Fringe

Is there an event in your area? 
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Last Post: 09/03/2015 at 10:48

Snowdrops to see in East Yorkshire

Snowdrop Spectacular!!! 
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Last Post: 23/02/2015 at 11:25

Norfolk bargains?

Trachycarpus fortuneii 
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Last Post: 14/02/2015 at 10:20

Winterwatch BBC2

Starts this evening 9.00pm 
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Last Post: 19/01/2015 at 22:27


Please help me choose 
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Last Post: 09/01/2015 at 17:02

Trees and their relationships

Interesting info about fungi, microrhyzal organisms and trees 
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Last Post: 05/01/2015 at 18:01

New Year Gardening Resolutions

What do you really mean to do differently in 2015? 
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