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Gardens we have visited 2013

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 12:02

I think the Picton Garden is the one that is to be featured on GW this week if anyone is interested 


Posted: 22/10/2013 at 12:00


Been to WW - I'm sorry just can't call iyt fat club as that is not what I want to be, good news though

Tipping it down here, moving from light drizzle to sudden burst of torrenyali rain. Got soaked!

No gardening while it's like this. Did buy the netting to make my leaf composter though

Back later

PS nearly left yesterday, pleased back to friendly chat

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 11:53

Lovely stuff everyone

Thanks for the information Berghll I will look out for that Aster.

Love all those pots LeadFarmer, that is an inspiration to me as i want my patio to look like that

Found my Prince Charming??....

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 21:50

Had a resident frog in my GH but had to remove him when I cleaned it out. Have seen a toad but not recently, same with the newts, who may have moved next door.

Frog used to swim around in the plant water troughs


Posted: 21/10/2013 at 21:11

The floods don't affect us, thank goodness, but they do affect our ability to go anywhere. Most of water goes onto the flood plain, and we even have ditches down side of hedges by our street that take water to a huge soak away - and in this area are lots of 'dew ponds' I think they are called that collect surplus water.

Always think when I see them that the oldens really knew a thing or 2 about flood controll


Aple and raspberry crumble sounds really tasty


Posted: 21/10/2013 at 20:50

We have flood warnings here for the next couple of days 


Posted: 21/10/2013 at 20:42

Provided the winter isn't very bad the February one should be full of interest


Not too far from me either


Posted: 21/10/2013 at 20:15

Are Woottens good quality? Do need some hellebores this new season

No dig gardening

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 19:49

I dig as little as possible (back problems) I was given to try one of those 'cultivators' that are like ahoe with 3or4 bent tines. It works really well. Also was given one of those that you pushh into ground and twist - great for long roooted weeds.

I have just made a bed, first I put Roundup on area then I used the tine cultivator to get rid of the thatch and then have covered it with any compost I could get hold of. The soil is becoming manageable and was able to put plants into the mix with out problem

I do veg in raised beds and just use a hand fork and the tine cultivator to keep the soil weedfree

Over winter garlic

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 18:33

I grew Lautrec this year with great success.

Good strong flavour and has produced good sized bulbs, even though I plantd it a little late

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moving them 
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Lasagne bulb planting

Which bulbs 
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Penstemon- but which variety

Beautiful flower but .... 
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What is this?

I understand it is a fried egg plant but what precisely is it? 
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Plant ID please

Hope some one can help! 
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Jewell garden - suggestions

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What to do to encourage growth 
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David Austin Roses

Special offer 
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