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Posted: 19/05/2015 at 11:21

Mrs garden, was it the golden Lamium? or the silver leaved lamium (beacon silver).


Yes, Liri, Chatsworth has the artificial tree, but the water wasn't running last time I went.


Yes, I think we should have a mid week visit.  End of next week or is that too soon for everyone?


Posted: 19/05/2015 at 09:17

The top bit at Chatsworth with the woodland, stream, rhodos and azaleas, candelabra primulas, and usually some blue poppies won't have been touched. The stones came from the adjoining moorland, not the actual garden. I love it at this time of year, with the freshness before the hordes trample it down.


Posted: 19/05/2015 at 08:03

I think we will have to have a chatsworth visit. The bluebells will still be out and the rhodos and azaleas........but not this weekend, it will be heaving.

Blue sky here. Coffee then planting i think.

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 23:06

My money for the best in show is the Chatsworth garden by Dan Pearson.


anyone have one of these?

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 20:26

Maderense dont usually survive the winter outside. I suspect palmatum as nut says. You're really going to like it when it flowers. Lots of big pink flowers.

Guilty of overmanicuring gardens at the expense of wildlife?

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 07:12

Well said, lyn.



Posted: 18/05/2015 at 07:08

Persisting down with rain here. Hi ho hi ho, its off to work I go.

mutant tulip leaf/petal

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 07:04

Petals are modified leaves. Tulip flower heads look like leaves until they colour up. The freak leaf may be caused by a virus, insect damage  or adverse weather condition. If it repeats on that bulb next year, it would be a permanent mutation and probably worth propagating from.

Salvia Amistad

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 06:58

My cuttings of amistad were going yellow.  I have potted them on  into fresh compost and given them a feed. They seem to be perking up. Amistad get very big and seem to need more feed than other salvias.

Is this a massive Dogwood?

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 08:29

If its philadelphus, it should be showing flower buds at the top, by now. If it doesnt flower this year, I'd have it out.

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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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I always thought that potatoes need a lot of water. Certainly the potato growers in Lincolnshire seem to use water cannons to irrigate throu... 
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Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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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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