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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 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 20:14

Been having a birthday tipple Verdun???  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 20:01

There's one waterlily out - bottom left quarter of the pic, directly under the leaf at the tip of the overhanging branch 

compost advice

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 19:53

Yes, but if you stir up the compost regularly they should stop growing, especially when the decomposition really gets going.

Members' Public Profiles

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 19:48

What a wonderful scheme 

The renovation of the canal and riverside sounds good too 

Oak tree problems

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 19:43

We get quite a few twigs on the lawn below our big ash trees - we put it down to portly wood pigeons 

Begonias

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 19:40

Thzad - congratulations to you and your fellow students on your winning garden 

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 
Replies: 18    Views: 622
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 
Replies: 1    Views: 127
Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 21:38

Slugwatch

Reporting the Spanish slugs 
Replies: 15    Views: 285
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 .............. 
Replies: 12    Views: 410
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 .... 
Replies: 40    Views: 871
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 .... 
Replies: 94    Views: 2251
Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 22:02
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