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gardeners world

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 09:29

Every year we have the same discussion, MD, good or bad; Nigel charming or an unnecessary distraction.

The only thing we all agree on is that we should have more programmes on gardening. I suspect that these programmes cost more to make than cookery programmes, and, certainly get lower viewing figurs so it jusy aint going to happen.

My own personal opinion is that MD. is a really interesting man, who speaks and writes beautifully [ read his Ivington diaries ] and who cares passionately about gardening. You may not agree with me, but then of course you would be wrong!

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 22:27

Thanks Berghill, I am sure I bought them as flexuosa, but you obviously know your Corydalis. I shall look for some pictures.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 20:30

SGL., picture 5 is Corydalis flexulosa. It likes to grow in shade, there is a beautiful sky blue variety but, unfortunately my is a muddy pink, but it does have beautiful ferny foliage. I started off with a couple of tubers/rhizomes and, they have now spread to form a large colony.

sorry should read flexuosa


Posted: 21/03/2014 at 17:15

Talk about 4 seasons in 1 day [ Crowded House song if on the other thread], just had a snow flurry. Have spent more time running inside to get away from the elements today, than I have actually doing anything.

As usual I have been putting off some of the big jobs, brambles are taking over the orchard [ waste ground really, although it does have some ancient apple trees in it ]. I also need to strim it before it starts to grow again. It has been too wet this winter.

Never finished cutting the hedges after my accident and, I cant do them now as birds are starting to nest in them.

I am a lazy so and so.

Tracey, the greenhouse will go up soon - positive thinking.

Very restrained fg., I try to avoid the GC., because even though I buy plants online, if I visit I find it almost impossible to come away without some impulse purchases.

See you later.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 16:58

Sorry, should have labled them, 6. is indeed blue ensign, 4. is Omphalodes and the pink blossom is a cherry, although I have long since forgotten which one. I would love a Cercis but, I dont know where I would put it. I am sure one day I will find a space.

Heated Propagators

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 16:51

I think it is also worth mentioning their use to help cuttings root, for which purpose I find them invaluable.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 13:51

Some pictures in the garden today.



Posted: 20/03/2014 at 18:31

Hows the head fidget? I am sure you know this, but if you start feeling sick, or if your conscious level starts to change, then you need urgent medical attention. I know its very unlikely, but just incase, and although it goes against the grain for me to say this, no alcohol tonight.

smallish daphne other shrubs

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 17:55

Do you mean fastigiate nut? They are lovely and make a real statement, but again quite pricey.

I am not sure where ivy came in. Agree with nut on that, although I have it clothing a high wall that separates us from the road; it is a real haven for wildlife, we have several birds that nest in it, and the insects love the late flowers, with the birds eating the berries in the winter.


Posted: 20/03/2014 at 17:46

Miserable day here. Got out for a walk in the woods though, and there are definite signs of spring, the bird song was deafening, even in the rain, its a sound that really raises the spirits.

Anyway, tea to cook, OH has requested spag. bol., even though she knows I dont really like it. A bottle of red should improve things.

See you later.

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