Pennine Petal

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Posted: 08/09/2012 at 21:24
Kate, I've never heard of that film, what is it about and who's in it?

Jean, have a lovely day visiting, does that mean there will be lots of tea and cake?

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Posted: 08/09/2012 at 20:45

Jean, found 2 nice ones on heir website.



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Posted: 08/09/2012 at 20:25
Forgot to take the camera, Jean. Gordon Riggs GC is always worth a visit if you are near Todmorden.

Talkback: September in the garden

Posted: 08/09/2012 at 19:51
Hiya Chippy, my Japanese anemones are not spreading as much as other people's seem to, I am putting it down to clay soil. They are tall though. Purple loose strife even taller. Have a lovely pink ground cover rose flowering with scent wafting across the garden. I have had it for years and it never lets me down in late summer. Keep dead heading it to keep the flowers coming.

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Posted: 08/09/2012 at 19:40
Evening all, back from Harlow Carr, prairie planting looking fabulous. Had to keep heading for a shady seat, a beautiful 23 degrees. Afternoon tea in Betty's, lovely frangipan tart and homemade raspberry lemonade. Lovely drive back across the moors. I like to pretend I'm a rally driver! RHS selling Christmas cards and crackers ..... Oh no, I've mentioned the dreaded C word!

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Posted: 08/09/2012 at 13:03
We have thousands of slugs and snails of all varieties, it is quite a damp site with moorland behind and lots of stone walls. I don't like killing them. Am trying to reduce the number of pots.

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Posted: 08/09/2012 at 12:42
Just been out to soak some pots in the shade and do a quick bit of dead heading. Snails are eating a small acer, my new verbena, the philadelphus and the sambucus. Geranium black beauty practically eaten to nothing! grrrrrr. I am going to try the garlic recipe tomorrow.

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Posted: 08/09/2012 at 11:50
Morning all and welcome Nola, you might find that you occasional posting on this thread becomes more regular. If you are anything like me you will become hooked by the friendliness and banter of the contributors. Being a little bit crackers helps too!

Lovely photos, the mention of Harlow Carr has prompted us to pop over this afternoon. Mist has cleared at the promised sunny day has emerged. We might just find time to call in to Betty's too, mmmm frangipani tart!

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Posted: 07/09/2012 at 23:02
Yes, I watched it too, I like the dark red ones best, There were some lovely ones at the garden I visited the other day. It was very much like the garden Carol Klein was visiting.


Posted: 07/09/2012 at 21:57
There was a good guide to leaf problems in August GW mag showing the damage that different pests do to leaves. I have found it useful for identifying the little b***ers!

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Weather forecast?

Where has it gone? 
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iPad help

How do I upload photos using an iPad pls? 
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iPad help

How do I upload photos using an iPad pls? 
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Aftercare of geums

Not many flowers this year 
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ID help please

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