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Posted: 24/07/2014 at 20:53

Has anyone watched the Tatton Park programme that was on BBC2 yet?  There was a section showing different plant combinations and one really caught my eye it was a grass called Agrostis nebulosa (cloud grass) and chocolate cosmos - it looked wonderful.  More names for the plant list

Hope your ankle is getting better OL - thought of you as soon as I went over

I really must get some Aloe vera philippa - the midges have been nasty tonight.

Thanks Panda - we are going to do our very best to enjoy every minute

Off for a bath and early night.  Hope you all behave while my back's turned


Posted: 24/07/2014 at 20:26

Thanks OL  

Watering all finished now.  I read all the advice on these pages and always try to follow it.  As I saw a hedgehog in the garden again last night I decided to put a large shallow bowl of water down for it.  Guess what I fell over when I was hauling the hose in and walking backwards?  Oh - you guessed

No harm done fortunately but I did have a soggy shoe and trousers and a  face.

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 18:53

Glad you found those photos MrsG. It looks a beautiful place to visit

Oh what a Bargain!

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 18:51

Aldi have weekly bargains of all types of things you just have to keep an eye open for when they have plants. I've had some nice clematis from there too.  David K's rose thread is the best place to look for advice on rose cuttings.  I think they should be done in autumn but when I pruned mine in spring I just stuck a bit in the ground, forgot about it, and it grew.  Apparently it was just luck.

This forum is a brilliant place to see round other peoples gardens



Posted: 24/07/2014 at 18:38

Thanks KEF all packed, taxi booked and now going out for the last minute deadheading and watering.  My under gardener is coming with me so the under-under gardener has his instructions but I'm not holding my breath.  At least he will feed and water the birds


Posted: 24/07/2014 at 13:46

OL - I've decided "what if" is going to be banned or I would never do anything

We are flying to Corfu. Supposed to be packing now. See you later and good luck with the perennials Gardengirl and OL


Posted: 24/07/2014 at 13:02

Yes OL - tomorrow morning  Hadn't given flying another thought - too many other things on my mind at the moment.  The likelihood of anything happening is very small so I don't let it worry me too much. 


Posted: 24/07/2014 at 12:25

Hi all  Just finished dashing about and realised I hadn't seen any of the goings on around here.  Looks as though you have your priorities right Yvie "what opening ceremony".  At least the real sport has started now

Hope you feel better soon Bekkie.  MrsG I wouldn't go for the blackberry look if I were you

Glad you've had a lovely time Panda

Sorry to hear about your daughter's burglary Lizzie.  It's a real shock to think someone has been in your house.

Hope the sun's still shining for you when you finish work lily

Oh what a Bargain!

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 12:16

Beaus Mum this is a rose I have in my garden and it is beautiful.  Unfortunately it's in the wrong place and I'll have to move it during the dormant season. I am also going to take cuttings.  You did a lot better than me though - it was £1.99 in ALDI 

Anyone addicted?

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 12:12

It is great sharing our enjoyment of gardening at whatever level and I find the photos of plants and gardens an inspiration. The forum can actually save you money by pointing out what is likely to survive in your own area and how to care for it.

There are so many knowledgeable and helpful people here that I may be addicted.  I'll find out when I have no access to the forum due to being away for a week or two

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