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Forkers Helmingham Hall garden visit

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 20:37

why do you all live near nice gardens?! sheffield is a bit rubbish! OK so Chatsworth isn't far, or Hardwick but it's a bit limited! we're not even going to my (real/spiritual) home, Cornwall this year,got mid Wales for a week ( can't find any gardens nearich or way there/back) and north Norfolk, any suggestions where to visit there would be good, next year back to Cornwall ... or Devon ( then one day I'll just announce to my family that we're staying!)

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 20:28

I have 4 whole stems in a vase today!the smell is so heavenly think it's worth the depression of having more than half eaten by the damn snails and slugs

Which cosmos is this if it is?

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 20:27

i have one from a mixed (dwarf) packet that is burgandy, anooyiong really as I only wanted white and paler pink and that's what the pack showed, everyone says they're easy but I haven't done well this year, slugs and snails eaten 75% of what I started with

Mysterious plant...

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 20:24

can I have just one  tick & a v good please? I knew the plant but didn't knpow about the moths

Forkers Helmingham Hall garden visit

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 20:14

wow where is this? have delphinium envy

blackfly? ants?

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 20:12

ah. said blackcurrant been decapitated with a football... it's young and only has 3 berries so I'll take that advice next year! also mum's been round today and evrything's covered in ant powder...hope it didn't get too near my tomatoes!

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 06/07/2016 at 21:05

fidget we go to chatsworth mostly every fortnight!remember being v impressed by their sp's in kitchen garden

blackfly? ants?

Posted: 06/07/2016 at 21:01

went to check new blackcurrant bush and saw what looked like soil around  the tips, on closer inspection it looked like huge clumps of blackfly, with ants oon top, yuk. Also my climbing rose 'generous gardener , although toally healthy and flowering well, had a few clumps the same, loads of ants looked like they'd caused a wound in one stem in one place and were scurrying all over it, help and advice much needed and appreciated

Geraniums from Thompson &Morgan

Posted: 06/07/2016 at 20:57

they have replaced all the plants I complained about, I never received any emails, but they did actually phone me after i crossly emailed them, evn my blackberry plant is here, hurrah, thankyou finally t&m...just one more whinge, got my first 'pink' lily in flower... er... it's white ( could have been worse, if it was yellow or orange I'd have ceremoniously burned it!)

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 06/07/2016 at 20:54

still not opened as cloudy today, only grow them for 3 years but this is late,yes fidget, i saw some lovely sweet williams in a local organic grocers, only £4 (£42 for sweet peas!! if I only had the room to spend that much on seed!!) but still, mine are excellent this year especially the white and very pale pink are beautful ( sorry veered away from sp's but at least I have some cut flowers)

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blackfly? ants?

what's moved in on my blackcurrant 
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great service 
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