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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Protecting New Anuals From Frost In A Tent.

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 14:59

Make sure they get plenty of light during the day or they will get lanky.


Posted: 19/05/2015 at 13:50

Chatsworth won best in show

chelsea winners

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 13:41

Best in Show..... Dan Pearson with Chatsworth.

all results here


Protecting New Anuals From Frost In A Tent.

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 13:37

Put them outside in the day, and up against a wall at night with a single layer of fleece or a double layer of newspaper. They should be ok to plant out after a week .


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.


Discussions started by fidgetbones

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how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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fungi identification please

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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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