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Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 10:53

I love the fact we have an hour-long gardening program at last (GW, take note!) and can only hope that GW may follow suit.

The topics so far have been interesting too.

The only issue I have with GBGR is the bloody soundtrack playing over the presenters' voices (I don't mind some music, when it's well placed and not on constantly in the background).

Oh and James Wong referring to every plant as "these guys" or "those guys" - would have happily wrung his neck the other night!

Where are my snowdrops?

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 10:48

Thanks Berghill and everyone who has replied - I was worried the rain had gotten to them too as everything here is soaking 

That said, the few I put in pots south-facing are emerging...and they were from the same lot as the shady garden side - so maybe they weren't/aren't all dead! Though I take your point Berghill, that many will be and if I get no show, I'll try buying them in the green this year (thanks nut). Spent a bloody fortune on the dried ones too

Good luck Forester - keeping my fingers crossed for yours too!

 

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 20:55

Great idea Star- group photo!

Ravingham looks lovely - one to checkout soon.

Will let good friend of mine know about the E. Anglian snowdrop trail, as he lives in Norwich and would love too see them some time.

 

enjoy!

Where are my snowdrops?

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 20:47

Thanks everyone- planted mine from dry bulbs in autumn but not so much as one so far - garden totally in shade from November to February (west facing but with some tall buildings shading it from low winter sun). Only one small pot at front of house which faces east and has had winter sun, has a few shooting snowdrops in it.

Here's hoping 

Where are my snowdrops?

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 19:55

Is it because it has been very mild in London up to a few days ago?

Do they need a hard frost to come out?

I planted many and would be gutted if nothing came if it 

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 17:06

If you are all looking for a fabulous Spring/Summer garden in Norfolk, try The Old Vicarage Garden in Ruston - an eye-opener for me last April!

oldvicaragegardens.co.uk

 

 

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 17:04

Too far for me, sadly but have a lovely time all and do post some pics!

Think I'll get my snowdrop fix from Wisley this year!

Small nurseries online

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 17:01

www.plantsforshade.co.uk  (Long Acre Farm) are very friendly, answer individual queries and send out plants in fabulous condition and beautifully packed. Have used them several times now.

 

Tough shrub for shady, windy spot

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 19:47

I've got skimmia in a shady, cold and quite exposed spot- it does very well, with lovely flowers and berries.

My new addition sarcococca is also settling in well to the same north side of my small garden- I'm aware it may not have as many flowers and berries aif one in a less shady spot though.

christmas parcel

Posted: 22/12/2013 at 15:23

brilliant

Discussions started by Jess is in the Garden

Dwarf acer palmatum dissectum

Do they usually flower? 
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Last Post: 01/04/2014 at 17:12

tools I no longer need

where can I sell them? 
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Last Post: 25/03/2014 at 22:06

indoor palm

listless and poorly... 
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Last Post: 25/03/2014 at 16:41

Buying ladybirds or larvae?

A big con or good?! 
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Last Post: 06/03/2014 at 14:52

Met52 bio control for vine weevil

Not available to buy! 
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Last Post: 06/03/2014 at 14:51

Plant ID please

a present  
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Last Post: 03/03/2014 at 12:46

Nemasys Vine Weevil Nematodes

Is it too early to use them in the garden now? 
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Last Post: 16/02/2014 at 23:26

eucalyptus illness

what is this on the leaves?! 
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Last Post: 31/01/2014 at 17:52

Vine weevil evil :-(

What to do in Winter? 
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Last Post: 03/02/2014 at 16:24

Skimmia Japonica

hardly any berries and very yellow leaves 
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Last Post: 17/01/2014 at 18:37

Where are my snowdrops?

None have come up at all! 
Replies: 53    Views: 1371
Last Post: 15/01/2014 at 12:47

Identification of a large bush!

photo included :-) 
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Last Post: 19/12/2013 at 19:53

what is this bush, anyone?

Winter-flowering bush 
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Last Post: 11/12/2013 at 17:16

thyme pruning

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Last Post: 07/12/2013 at 18:29

Mini meadow a mighty mess!

alternative plants please... 
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Last Post: 28/06/2013 at 17:56
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