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Posted: 13/07/2012 at 14:04

I'll be out with the torch tonight in the rain - need to find the beggars who have ruined 3 dahlias grrr

What an exciting Friday night!  Maybe a visit to the pub beforehand is in order.....

Deutzia - should it stay or should it go now

Posted: 13/07/2012 at 14:01

Oh 'eck Pam - now you've confused me!  Looks like I've got to find space for all 3 then - help I need a bigger garden!

July in the garden!!

Posted: 13/07/2012 at 13:55
Gracie5 wrote (see)

A lovely wildlife haven you have there, HyppyByker. My kind of garden!!

Thanx Gracie - really trying hard to make it so


gardeningfantic wrote (see)

@hyppybyker.. wehre did you get those plant supports form i woul dlove some of them for mine..

I followed Monty's instructions on GW last June - 6mm round steel rods from the steel merchants, they come in 6m lengths, then the other half cut them to length, bent them round various sized tubs and buckets, bent up the ends and hey presto!

I'm really pleased with how they've turned out - they're really easy to get in the ground, no faffing with twine and they look nice.  Downside is they're rusty so messy esp when wet and I've got to sort out where to store them over winter.  Worth it tho.

I've got quite a few rods left over so I'm getting him to make a corkscew support for some soneysuckle this weekend

Certainly helps to have a man who can


Posted: 12/07/2012 at 16:55

That's what I'm planning to do - I've got a lovely big stand on a place that will be 're-assigned' next year so I've left a few seedlings to grow elsewhere to take it's place.

As you say such a beauty in the frost and even now with rain hanging on every frond.  And i'm sure I've got far more ladybirds this year because of it - there were masses in there

Deutzia - should it stay or should it go now

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 16:52

That would be my instinct too - so it's out with the deutzia and donate it to someone else

Thanx Gracie

Why the Gap?

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 16:05

As an extra programme not in place of - we're woefully under-provided for and there's way too much sport.

How can you not have a gardening programme through summer?!


Posted: 12/07/2012 at 16:02

I love fennel so much I'll put up with the seedlings


July in the garden!!

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 16:01

Thanx for the tips - apart from waiting for the sunshine, that's a bit hit n miss

Horsetail - Help!

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 13:47

Thanx all

Why the Gap?

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 13:45

Hear hear - just not enough

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