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Posted: 20/05/2014 at 06:49

Morning Dove - and all those to follow.

Hope the weather stays fair you lot going gadding about - some of us have to work you know.....

Even after 40 odd years of not taking sugar in tea or coffee my Mum used to ask me if I wanted sugar. 

Gardener's World and the average gardener

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 06:30

hogweed - I agree. I was never a fan of our native programme but have warmed to it recently. 

Horses for courses - like every aspect of life. Perhaps it's an age thing too. 

And Mr Beardshaw is for us laydees who're fed up looking Jim..

......the good guys

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 06:24

Just bumping this up for Sarah 

I'll add a couple to this by the end of the week - I hope! Orders from two different nurseries are on their way to me 

Who`s a reliable mail order plant supplier

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 06:22

I think it often depends what you're buying Sarah. Verdun started a thread called The Good Guys exactly for this purpose. I'll see if I can find it for you and you can take a look 

rhododendron pruning / shaping

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 06:19

I beg to differ - rhodos can grow like weeds here and if they're grown as an informal hedge they need regular pruning once established - cut hard back very few years, or trimmed every year to keep them at an ideal height. What they don't like is being in a pot so I think if you've now got it settled in the ground it will gradually start to thrive MrsG, but it may take a while. Give it plenty of tlc, a regular feed of your choice and a mulch and keep it free of competition from other plants. If it's in a sunnyish site don't let it get dried out -  rainwater if yours isn't ideal . It should be at it's full height if it's that age. I've already cut back the one I inherited a year ago (near the base) and it's grown a lot already, but I have the perfect conditions here for it. It's getting a big haircut later on  


Posted: 19/05/2014 at 19:14

Evening people. Just in - cup of tea has been had and dinner about to be cooked.

Was quite nice here today when I was at work 

But it stayed nice after I got home so I've been out 'sorting' Split a phormium - thought I'd  get a couple of bits but I've got four. Now running out of pots to put everything in Strawberries re housed in the phormium pot. I seem to spend a lot of time washing pots. Off for a look round and then I might catch up on the Chelsea thingy. Looking a bit thundery and oppressive now.

Didn't hear you on Saturday night OL. 

My sister near Edinburgh says she did though.....


Posted: 19/05/2014 at 07:43

Morning Dove. The greenfly have also discovered DD and enjoy him too. Had to give him a spray of my famous liquid 

Mine's very 'bushy' and I have to keep encouraging him up the trellis. Doesn't help that he was growing so much by the time I got it painted and on the fence that I broke some of the budding stems earlier on in the year  

Right off I go to the salt mines 


Posted: 19/05/2014 at 07:29

Morning all. Wasn't on last night - too weary. Weather cleared by the time I came back from supermarket etc so I got on outside - digging out roots  and lots of other things, even put a wash out - and daughter's t shirt got bird poo-ed...and it was on the inside... 

No clematis flowering yet but Daniel D about to, and lots of buds. Amazing the difference a few hundred miles can make. Hawthorn hedges are only just starting to break into flower. Lovely lupins John.  

I found a seed pod recently that I'd collected from a sweet pea last year and they've all germinated apart from one. Not sure where I'm going to put them all 

Off for a look round before I go in fifteen mins or so. Have a good day all.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 10:51

It's just perfect LL. I think you should transport your garden immediately to Chelsea described as a 'small Italianate courtyard garden'.

It's a Gold in my book 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 09:20

That's just beautiful LL. I hope you get plenty of great weather to enjoy it - and the blackbirds too! Pot against the wall with the water feature (?) above is very classy. 

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