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Fab Gardening Programme

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 21:35

I have to agree with you Lesley. It was everything I disliked about Scottish gardens and Scottish gardening in general  - Heather, Rhodies and twee, outdated bedding.

Where it scores now though, is the simple clear advice from experienced people, as you say. Even when they discuss plants I'm not particularly interested in, it's presented in such a gentle and well informed way that it's a pleasure to watch. The comparison trials are excellent for anyone trying to decide what to plant - whether flower, fruit or veg.


Posted: 02/09/2014 at 21:09

You're right fidget - sludgy 

It's such a strong flower shape  - which deserves a good crisp colour to show it off. 

New Member

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 21:04

But you always have a 'whale' of a time when you're out David...


Posted: 02/09/2014 at 21:02

Harmony's nice too fidget. It was me that didn't like KH. It's a horrid combination of yellow and lavender....yuck 

A nice row of them in identical terracotta pots is a good way to have them, or down a set of steps 

New Member

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 20:50

Welcome freewillow. 


Posted: 02/09/2014 at 20:41

The reticulata ones are lovely -  a bit different from just crocus etc at that time of year. I always have them in pots. The purples are a good rich colour and the flowers are so neat and sharp, like the Chrysographes Irises. Cheap to buy and an instant hit of joy at the end of the winter 

Dry for now Lesley..but a bit overcast and chilly, not the sunny weather we had at the weekend   


Posted: 02/09/2014 at 20:10

KEF -  that's worthy of Verd 

The dwarf Irises are lovely. I've had Pauline before and have Purple Gem here. Would like D.S.Dijt and one of the white ones for next year. Hate Katherine Hodgkin...too wishy washy 

japanese knotweed

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 20:02



Posted: 02/09/2014 at 19:42

Hey - we're all having fun on the phoney 'japanese knotweed poster' thread! 

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