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Posted: 30/05/2015 at 10:31

hi all, been AWOL again for a few days, back now. I've not caught up so hope all is well. Hoping to get in the garden today - tidying up only, strictly no GC , no rearranging, no planning! Must must must stick to a plan...but so many distractions from the mundane...does the path really need weeding and the empty pots stacking out of sight when I could cut a new shape for the border or get some cannas from the GC

Christopher Lloyd -The cottage garden

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 10:27

Whoops! As a direct consequence of reading this thread (and within minutes) I am now waiting for delivery of Christopher Lloyd's Colour for adventurous gardeners from Amazon!  An older used copy,not sure which edition (it has a poppy on the front cover) only £2.80. Almost got carried away but I'll wait and see the condition, size, etc before ordering others 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 17:46

Hmmm, Edd, think I'll not bother thanks

This however does look good enough to eat ...


Chelsea pictures 2015

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 09:46

Lovely pictures of Chelsea, thanks PD and Chicky. They look so much more 'real' and achievable than on TV  


Posted: 26/05/2015 at 08:38

Morning. Sunny with more forecast for the day  .  I had thought we'd be going on a 'trip' today but son just wants to go to the local park minibeasting .

Must give some priority to front garden and tidying up today - still got weeds to clear from the drive, blossom to sweep up, pots to place in just the right location, tools to put away, oh and buckets and bags full of garden stuff to take to the tip

pittosporum Tom thumb

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 20:03

thanks guys, overcrowded again 


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 17:46

Well done wonky 

Thanks B.Liz, at least I didnt really believe they last seller when he said they were fully hardy!

Hope your mums better soon Lesley.


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 17:10

Looking very lush David, oh, and the garden 

pittosporum Tom thumb

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 17:05

How small can I keep a pittosporum Tom Thumb? I have one about the size of a large beach ball, and ideally don't want it to get much bigger. I know they generally do grow quite large but wondered if I keep it in check by regular pruning will it sulk or be ok? 


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 16:50

I've used sage with roast pork verdun but never tried mecanopsis 

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Dead weeping cherry...why?

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Tree ID and transplanting advice please

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