Pennine Petal

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Winter protection

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 09:33

I have my chives in a hanging basket and trust leave them to it. They always come bacwhe and we generally get snow here on the Pennines. Bush Fuchsias - need to check if they are hardy or not, the hardy ones are usually fine outside, take the others into the house and take cuttings. They root very easily.


Posted: 27/07/2013 at 12:34

GG, everyone out in the garden! I am just catching up with gardeners world. Up late today, stayed up to watch a film last night and now just dawdling. Just had a late dish of porridge!

Need to get out to the market Before they are sold out.


Posted: 27/07/2013 at 12:29

A contentious topic methinks I don't use pesticide, and I love seeing the insects and butterflies in the garden, it's njust ust my garden, we are custodians of nature as well.

Day Lilies

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 12:25

Can't say I have a lot of control, it is a steep hillside garden, so difficult in some places, just put shrubs and geraniums in and let them take over. Others area have a little more control sometimes! 

Stag's Horn Sumach tree

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 12:18

I have a sumach in a pot, damaged in the winter, cut in town to a couple of inches and now sprouting.

Day Lilies

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 12:10

I agree Salino, my garden is tiny and I want variety, if I had 3 of everything wouldn't get much in. I prefer the random cottage garden look for my garden, I do live ina cottage, so it is more appropriate. 

Love those lillies by the way. Habe to grow mine in a pot as lots of slugs Nd snails.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 22:06

Evening, good day in the garden, but didn't do as much as I should have, too hot for me. Just caught up with Tatton and watched some athletics. Tired out now, not long before I will be in bed, must be my age

Nothing major planned for tomorrow except shopping and gardening.  Got to call at the GC, bound to spend too much.


GG, sounds like you have a task on there!

mystery plant

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 10:23

Welcome Mxine, what a pretty plant, I have never seen it before, so thanks for posting it. Just pitch in with a post at any time, we are very friendly and love to be able to find the answer to a puzzle!

late summer plants

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 10:21

Crocosmia, heleniums, dicentra spectabilis, Michaelmas daisies ....


Posted: 26/07/2013 at 10:18

Morning all, had a lie in and a read his morning. Now a watching last night's Tatton Show. Jet comes from monkey puzzle trees, I never knew that!

Suppose I will need to move myself soon, if only to make another cuppa.

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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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