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What do you have left to do in the garden this year?

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 20:42

..I know..I do it all the time...especially at this time of year when we tend to make plans...

Beaus Mum.... yes I have a rose or two in mind, but probably Austin's English roses... I might have found an alternative and much cheaper... metal trellises without the arch bit, 2 the same one each side of my path entrance to my rose garden, rather like an open doorway leading you in.... they are 6 foot tall but I would lose a foot with cementing in... but that's ok...   I shall think on this overnight...I'm terribly excited... husband has given me some money as an early Christmas present and I want to get in


What do you have left to do in the garden this year?

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 19:42

I would like this costs about £100... but I've nowhere to put it.... I'm thinking of just getting it and then I will be forced to find somewhere... but that's not how it's it..?... maybe I find somewhere...tomorrow...

Crikey! Who pressed the freeeeezing button?

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 19:33
philippa smith2 wrote (see)

Blistering ???? That'll be the result of Frostbite then Salino

..hardly.....I'm in the south of France...



Crikey! Who pressed the freeeeezing button?

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 18:59

..lovely and mild here.... be blistering tomorrow...

To cut everything down, or leave.

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 15:18

...I think the OP must live in a flat... messy gardens leads to messy neighbourhoods....falling house prices... who wants it..?

What do you have left to do in the garden this year?

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 15:14

...not much....all ship shape and Bristol fashion...which is how I like it at this time of year....waiting for some new roses from Peter Beales but they're for growing under glass...

...get this wretched season out of the way....roll on mid Feb...

Identify - Bush / Hedge

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 15:10

..looks as though someone has been pruning a Camellia at the wrong time of year...and pruned off all the flower or two are in flower...but not much more...   it appears to have been sheared off fairly recently...

..people put these plants in strange places...

Christine Walkden Fans

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 20:15

..I can also recommend episode 7 from Cragside, Northumberland.... much less buffoonery...this was actually very good I felt... whoever knew that Jekyll designed a little garden on Lindisfarne...?..well, I didn't for one...

...Christine isn't my style...but this programme I found quite fascinating...

Christine Walkden Fans

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 18:53

I think Geoff Hamilton introduced her originally...she was quite demure in those days...

...just for some balance, there are elements to this series that I do enjoy having watched 4 episodes so far, especially the historical potted histories given with each property and some interviews with descendants of the original owners... the rare interview with Beth Chatto was very good...and with local project groups... but as is often the case, I've yet to see a plant name appear on screen....  so, very much for the afternoon audience I suppose...

Christine Walkden Fans

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 11:18

..I'm afraid I disagree..somewhat vehemently... in this series I am finding her to be patronising and overbearing...and often quite irritating... and she does come across as a know it all...she couldn't stop reminding us...3 times in fact that the curator of Hyde Hall was a ''former student''... and at Hidcote she treated the curator there as if he was some junior's a bit embarrassing to be honest...

..christ..I couldn't work with her... however, I'm sure she's terribly nice in other ways...and probably doesn't mean to appear that way...

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