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Posted: 03/06/2015 at 15:54


Not too much damage this side of fence but other side very large oak tree came down taking half the one next to it as well. We have a large and magnificent oak tree on our boundary(not ours), It was swaying scarily yesterday but is OK, the one that fell fortunately fell the opposite way to 'our' oak, otherwise I would be here sobbing as my white garden would have gone

Trying to do the last bit of sorting in garden, planted courgettes and outside tomatoes, now trying to sort out flower seedlings. Not sure where to put sunflowers as the planned position is overgrown and I just can't do that at the moment.

Climbing roses

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 17:48

Yes you train the roses horizontally then prune the side shoots that grow vetically in the early spring. You prune them to about 3 buds from the horizontal.

I worked hard on a rose i have, I made a framework using the horizontal branches and this year am waiting for it to burst into flower - only had a few flowers before.

 Mind you after today I'm not sure how much will be left even though it's on wire ona wall - wind horrendous


Posted: 02/06/2015 at 14:05

I think that would be good except that the venue is part working farm - wellies would be best but may wear wedgies ( lot of grass)

Have been surfing as you do when it's too windy (a right gale going on) to garden. Think we could take up Glamping as caravan no longer an option


Posted: 02/06/2015 at 13:01

Congrats Winter. Great stuff - now for the next stage!


Posted: 02/06/2015 at 12:35

Just had a quick read about wedding clothes - daughter is having a 'rustic' wedding so no men in suits,- tweed waistcoat, bow ties, shirts of own choice and black trousers for men. MoB here is feeling a little confused, been told no trousers, wellies or dirty knees!

Don't have to wear a hat though, daughter will be in a proper wedding dress though.

When we go to the 3 counties show in a couple of weeks we are going to buy a 'rustic' waistcoat for OH from one of the many tweedy type mini shops they have.


Posted: 02/06/2015 at 12:28


Not been here for a few days, stuff catching up with me.

I had a lovely time at Busylizzies and came home feeling much, much bette etc any .

OH even managed to keep garden going and didn't let my new plants that came die, really quite surprised. Did find the droopy plants he kept telling me about were my tomatoes

We have a  caravan and have made the decision to sell it. I am very sad about this but I cannot help with hitching up or anything heavy to do with it any more, so the tough decision has been made.

we are having a family camping weekend this weekend at Wrexham and will tell the family then. Then we will make the most of it!

Hoping to visit Chester Zoo as GD is just about the right age to be both amazed and terrified at the size of the animals she has only seen in pictures (The zoo gardens are supposed to be really good)

Very little gardening has been done and this week - well- weather aargh!!!

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 20:30


Mine are jumbled - blocks should show a display - a tall in a block with lower ones around edges, basically to be interesting as well as productive

Not convinced it will work with the productivity I need

Can anyone tell me what type of plants these are?

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 19:49

I thought astilbe for 3


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 18:08

Hey Fidget

I have sent some suggestions to you for autumn flowers on Cutting garden thread.

Hope they will be useful 

Chelsea Chop

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 15:21

Will give it a go Thanks.

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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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