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Posted: 21/06/2015 at 14:30

Yesterday was the official engagement party.

in answer to the other questions asked yesterday. No ,no ones giving me away.

No , I havn't got a frock yet.

Yes, I am having a wedding cake from marks and Spencer.

No we're nor doing presents or party favours.

The wedding ring is being made and the blank is ready for me to check the size is ok.

The delayed honeymoon is booked.

Is it allowable to accidentally drown said unruly child in a pond?.

Tulip "Nursery" ?

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 14:19

I did this with small allium bulbs, a year later I got some nice blooms. Tulips need a good hot spell to ripen the bulbs. It may take two or three years to get them to flower again.

Monty and those gardening sins...

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 14:15

I liked Robinsonian planting. I think mine is more Heath Robinson.


Posted: 21/06/2015 at 13:46

Thank you everyone.

We got through an awful lot of food, and a dozen bottles of prosecco disappeared at a rate of knots, and several dozen bottles of beer.   It rained most of the morning, but brightened up at lunchtime. There was only a short amount of fine mizzle in the afternoon. Most people liked the garden,it was described as "very naturalistic"  for that read artfully untidy. I thought the kids playing on the muckheap were fine. When I went up,they had made a fort out of old pallets.  I should have rechecked. It looks like someone went ape,smashing up two pallets I had with a large stone, breaking all the canes in half. If I didn't know it was a 10 year old,I would have thought it would have taken a grown man to do that amount of damage. It will take longer to clear up the mess under the top oak, than to clean the house and wash all the pots and glasses.

Guess why children are not coming to the wedding.

shaded woodland garden

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 23:36

I find that under the oak trees  is very dry after they come into leaf. I have concentrated on spring flowering stuff. Bluebells, snowdrops, foxgloves, hellebores, geraniums, and aquilegias all seem to cope well. Silver leaved lamium beacon silver is good for ground cover, as is variegated ajuga.

I can recommend long acre plants at

Also crug farm plants for woodlanders.


Posted: 19/06/2015 at 23:26

Its a lot warmer down there, verdun. Last years plants are behind the cuttings.

Unknown Flower

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 23:25

I'm currently trying not to panic. The lawns are mowed. I just have to get bread rolls, ice, and wash the party glasses. Five bottles of prosecco in next doors fridge.I just hope it doesn't rain.


Posted: 19/06/2015 at 23:21

I have one rozanne flower. I actually thought I had lost it.most of my other geraniums have been flowering for some time. Some have finished and I cut them down.

Unknown Flower

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 23:17

Trillium flowers come off the top of three leaves, not on a separate stem. Also the leaves do not have that notch. I'm thinking towards a wood anemone of some sort.


Posted: 19/06/2015 at 17:15

Last autumn I took a dozen side shoots as cuttings. I potted them on after rooting, 3 to a six inch pot,  and planted them out in early May. They are just coming in to flower. This years seedlings will probably not flower until August.

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chelsea winners

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Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

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Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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fungi identification please

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A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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Talkback: Grass snakes

Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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Talkback: Seven-spot ladybirds

This year is the first time I have seen ladybirds mating. Then I found another lot the same day.I recorded them as well. Well, I would soone... 
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ladybirds mating?

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Bug identification please.

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