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Posted: 17/04/2014 at 12:18

Party Clari? ooo lovely. I'll be there!


Posted: 17/04/2014 at 09:47

She spread a lot of happiness Dove. She's 'ok now' as I always remember saying when we lost my grandmother. Thinking of you in your loss. x

How do you all know so much

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 09:44

Good grief David, did you never learn to use a nail brush?

Mum tried to involve me in gardening as a child but I wasn't interested until I was older, loved it and still have the first plant I remember buying. Then I never had a 'forever' garden until now and have sort of become obsessed since then, thanks to the forum! Mum and sister are much more experienced than me (of course I still think I know best!), we all have different niches, mum traditional and not interested in names of plants, sister nature, veg, wildlife all the way, me as many flowers as I can and trying to learn names and how to care for them properly rather than on a fingers crossed basis (although that's often a fail-safe approach).


Posted: 17/04/2014 at 09:26

Talking of decking, my mum saw a 7inch rat disappear under ndn's decking yesterday, uggg. There's room for hundreds under ours, yikes. Compost bin as far from house and decking as possible, uggg again. 


Posted: 17/04/2014 at 08:51

Better than Del Boy dove! maybe it's a typo? 

Plant ID please

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 08:49

Sorry Jim, didn't see your post and hadn't considered the fence breaking so thanks for that. Have already done as you suggested so feeling quite pleased with myself. Although I'm still not sure it will grow from with roots in that position, but worth a try.

Chicky, my sister will make elderflower this that and the other, not me!

Cutting Back Penstemons

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 08:43

I like that tip about the lavenders Abi, might give it a go. 

Penstemons all cut back and growing well.


Posted: 17/04/2014 at 08:33

Morning all, dull and chilly here, which suits as son and I are on  HW task today!!! Yeah, I would be so lucky, lucky, lucky,lucky...

Verdun, I look forward to photos and have marked your 'promise' to show off

Clari, hope new diet additions help you find out what the problem is. Oh and thanks so much for putting your washing out, its very dark overhead now, getting ready for a right old downpour!

OL, what was the root from? I had one like that from an old fushia bush, it was a right old so and so to get out, we even tried to burn it down at one point (yep I had a burning bush in my garden) 

Simnel cake and hot cross buns added to shopping list.

planting under and apple tree

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 10:38

My apples are fairly old and have always had grass right up to the trunk with no problems. Last year I removed the grass near the tree to make a bed. I put in lawn camomile, a winter jasmine and a clematis, and a few bulbs. 

Human irrigation system

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 10:34

Mike, your hand is firmly but gently held. Take care my garden buddy, very best wishes. Hope the sunshine and the forum photos and banter help lift your spirits.x

Discussions started by MrsGarden

Plant ID please

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What are these I potted up?

And didn't label! 
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Anyone got hydrangea glam rock?

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I.D. please?

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apple trees

can you coppice or pollard them? 
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blind daffodils

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mothers day flowers

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Quick planting advice please

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Oliver Twist Budget

Not a political thread but this made me laugh! 
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Seeding I.D.

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Choosing a clematis

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pergola - wisteria or clematis?

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Flower I.D. anyone??

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Tarzan swing becomes stumpery!

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Great British Garden Revival

our views on the new TV programme  
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