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Posted: 17/05/2015 at 08:23

Ibuprofen and paracetawhatsits are fine with alcohol. Anything with codeine, morphine or other opiate is not.

Looks like another sunny day.  I started the week with four trowels. Broke two, lost one, down to an old one I inherited that must be older than me.

There was a bit of a panic yesterday. I sent out all the wedding invites, with a note to book rooms asap. I got a phone call last night to say bookings were refused, the hotel was full.  A trip by bridezilla discovered that all the regular receptionists were off ill,and the spare did not know how to transfer bookings to the block we had reserved. Normal service will be resumed on Tuesday, when I will go through the room allocation.

root trainers v. pots

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 08:08

I like  deep root trainers for sweet peas.



Posted: 16/05/2015 at 12:21

I've just ruined another trowel. They either don't make them like they used to, or I don't know my own strength.

I might have to do a visit to a garden centre

Newbie- would appreciate any advice.

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 12:17

Prepare the ground well for the tree peony, its going to be there along time. Make sure there are no perennial weed roots, add as much compost or farmyard manure as you can get, and plant at exactly the same depth as it was before. If you plant too deep it wont flower.

Foxgloves will be happiest in semi shade, as will aquilegias. The  campanula can go in full sun.


Posted: 16/05/2015 at 09:38

Well it started off really sunny, but now its breezy and lots of dark clouds.. 

Weeding day for me. Have a good day folks.

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 09:30

My cosmos are 6inch tall,in 3inch individual pots. I will put them in 5inch pots for another couple of weeks. I dont plant out anything half hardy until June.


Posted: 15/05/2015 at 22:52

I'll save one of the pots for you, panda. Dont give up hope yet, the roscoea are always the last thing to emerge from hibernation.

Its about time we organised another garden visiting trip.

Astrantia hadspen blood that nut gave me last year has nice deep red flowers. I'm going to put it next to some harebells in the wild patch. I sheared down the Lotus corniculata. I hope it gives the right effect.


Posted: 15/05/2015 at 21:56

Twelve Nunns sent some plant porn with the replacement plant.... just to tempt me.

In the original order, I ordered T. erectum Harvington dark form and  also I had T. flexipes x sulcatum Harvington dusky pink.  They have both flowered and have beautiful flowers.  You can get these potted as growing plants, Verdun, just need a nice fertile soil.  T kurabayashii looks interesting.

I currently have a greenhouse full, a mini polytunnel full, the nursery area full, the patio full. Time to start ripping out the forget me nots and making space for the other plants.

I found two pots of Roscoea purpurea that were leftovers last year when I split a clump up. They are just poking through. The pear tree bed needs careful checking and a bit of weeding to see whats coming through.

Panda... all those kids. sooner you than me. I couldn't eat a whole one.

Does distance between cover and bird feeders matter?

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 21:31

My feeders are in the centre. About 3m from bushes either side. Unfortunately its 2 ft from a  cephalaria... the giant yellow scabious.

Last years the squirrels  broke down all the stems in an attempt to get past the squirrel baffle. It will have to be moved any day.

The Great Chelsea Garden Design Challenge

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 19:19

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Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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Other papers have fantasy football, or fantasy portfolio. As we can't do much in our real gardens at this time of year, let us have a fantasy garden 
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wedding music

any non religious ideas 
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Plant porn

We all like a bit of plant porn. 
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bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
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Lotus corniculatus

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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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Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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