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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 16:51

The first clematis I posted a little while ago the white one is Huldine, don't know what happened to the text.


What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 16:44



 Clematis Abundance, it really lives up to it's name.


Posted: 11/08/2013 at 16:38

Hi Michelle.

Looks like a trumpet creeper.--.Campsis. They are sometimes orange,.but can be yellow as yours is. Google it if you want more information.


What's happened to my Marguerite?

Posted: 31/07/2013 at 15:42

Be brave and cut it back, feed and water it well and you will have a lovely plant with a couple or so weeks. After the heat we have had over the last few weeks it has just re-acted to that. Should flower for the rest of the summer, in fact well into Autumn. If you can keep it frost free you can over winter them and start them off again in spring.  Very easy to take cuttings from as well.


Posted: 21/07/2013 at 08:39

Morning All.

It's overcast and cool here today, had a sprinkling of rain, not enough to do any good. Yesterday was cool, only 19c, same forecast for today, but a relief from previous days.

Will be out doing some deadheading and tidying up before the weather changes again.

Broad beans finished and a lot frozen as we can't eat them fast enough, still have a few peas. We have quite a lot of tomatoes ready, piccalo, gardeners delight and Ailsa Craig just turning red.

Roses starting to look past their best, so must get them sorted before they drop all their petals.

Have a good day.



Posted: 20/07/2013 at 08:57

Morning Lizzie.

Yes I think so, they have just arrived to start catching them, quite an operation. The chap who has bought them is a keen fisherman and Ron is getting info as we speak transport boxes everywhere on the patio. Hope to get some pics if I'm not in the way.

Sorry to hear about your SIL GG hope she makes a good recovery.


Talkback: How to grow gloriosa

Posted: 20/07/2013 at 08:31

Mine has flowered and now started to die down. I don't know if it is because the weather has been too hot, we had it in the conservatory, but it was not a great success this year, not many flowers and the colour was not good..

They can be very tempremental. I have had them in the past and they have been lovely, other years they just didn't grow.

I'm no expert but if your tuber has a nodule/bud on one end give it a try, I don't think it will keep until next year, but other people may know better. Best of luck.


Posted: 20/07/2013 at 07:28

Morning Sue.

No they are mirror carp and some tench. We have some Koi and a variety of other fish, but the carp just stir up the pond and make it cloudy, especially when the weather is warm and they start to breed, amorous beggars,  so that you can't see the other fish. Should have got rid of them years ago, but you know how it is, you don't bother. But the time has come and they are going.



Posted: 20/07/2013 at 07:16

Good morning all.

A fun packed morning expected here.

We sold some big fish from our pond and they are being collected this morning. Thing is we have to catch them first.  . As they weight from 3lb to 10lb, not going to be an easy job, but who said life is easy. 

Will report back later with perhaps a pic or two, depends on how frayed tempers get, at least it's a bit cooler this morning.

Enjoying seeing all your photo's, some of you live in the most beautiful places. If I ever move I want a view

Enjoy whatever you're doing.



Posted: 19/07/2013 at 09:10

Good morning fellow gardeners.

Lovely day here in Lincolnshire, cooler weather forecast for the weekend, give us all a bit of respite from the heat, thankfully Musn't complain after last years washout, but it does get to you after a time...

Picking blackcurrants is my main job today, also freezing some broad beans. The hot weather has brought them on and as we are not eating so many hot meals, they are getting a bit past thier best.

Lots of new names on the forum since I last posted, nice to meet you all.


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