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Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 12:01

Lovely photos - thanks so much for sharing BM

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 11:52
Liriodendron wrote (see)

Mmmm, marmalade traybake Dove...   Don't know how you managed to lose weight after retirement - I'm jealous!   ....

Used to work for social services Liri - manager's strategy included, 'What, no resources?! - Never mind - here's some cake - now think creatively!'

Fungi - but what kind

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 11:37

Gorgeous!  and aren't they a fabulous colour!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 10:23
bekkie hughes wrote (see)
.... Get you Dove- show off!, only kidding, really well done, you are indeed a good advertisment for gardening retirement AND good cooking  ....


Marmalade traybake this afternoon - I'll be making far too much for OH to manage so, tea and cake at pm folks?

Helenium

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 09:37

I've grown verbascums on heavy clay that baked hard in the summer in Suffolk and on free draining loam here - the consistent requirement seems to be sunshine 

Problems With Honeysuckle - Yellow/brown leaves

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 09:33

I agree with Buddyboy - give it some Fish Blood and Bone in February.

 Honeysuckle is tough - I'm sure it'll be fine.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 09:26

Well,  I'm back from an early appointment  and the GP is very pleased with me  - BP down, cholesterol not too bad and 3/4 stone lost since I retired 

She said I'm a very good advert for retirement!

I said I'm a very good advert for gardening 

Helenium

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 07:27

Hi Snoodle - what about a few apricot/rust coloured verbascums - they look great with grasses, would give you some 'spires' and would start the flowering off a bit earlier? 

Pruning Cherry laurel

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 07:05

But beware of disturbing nesting birds - cherry laurel hedges are favourite nesting places for blackbirds, goldfinches and many other birds, and in many years nesting continues well into July - this year I've seen active nests in August. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 07:00

Good morning all   I went out into the garden about half an hour ago and was greeted by a frog hopping across the lawn towards me - we both stopped and looked at each other, then he  plopped into the pond 

Hefty and chums have eaten all their supper and had a party on the terrace again 

Yesterday we watched a beautiful green dragonfly laying its eggs in the plants around the pond - it must have got a bit muddled as it then laid an egg on the lawnmower 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 10:57

Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 11:25

Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 14:37

Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Last Post: 26/09/2014 at 06:36

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 10:46

If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Last Post: 20/09/2014 at 10:10

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 21:38

Slugwatch

Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 15:49

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41

Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 06:16

Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 18:54

Achillea

To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 22:45

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 08:27

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46

DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 22:02
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