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Stacey Docherty

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Posted: 13/07/2014 at 09:51

Rose mummy I have a peony in a crowded bed surrounded by geraniums as well, it has flowered repeatedly. Last year I cut it down far too early and panicked it wouldn't give me flowers this year. It did give me 3 stunners.... Not as many as last year but lesson learnt!! Peony are actually quite tough plants but you do need to support them. Buy yourself an excellent plant support to give it a chance next year. When the shoots appear next year feed it and love it lol. My peony is also in a shaded border and does do well !


Posted: 13/07/2014 at 09:04

Oh busy I hate it when my toms get blight! No sign here yet italophile on this forum is a tomato expert he reckons not to get the leaves wet... Ever since I have followed this I haven't had blight!! Lesley I'm going to get 4 or 5 agapanthus lol


Posted: 13/07/2014 at 08:20

Lol morning Lesley k...... Oh how convinient I need to buy chicken food today and the place we buy it just happens to be buy the GC where the agapanthus are!!!


Posted: 13/07/2014 at 08:11

Morning all drizzly here ( perfect for hampton!!!!) chicky you asked what I thought of the gardens and to be honest most left me cold this year!!! It was all very style over substance..... I did love the Jordan's garden and bizarrely the wrath garden o thought the planting was amazing. I loved the Canadian window garden in the conceptual area  I believe she only had £7000 to build it with and despite disliking it on the tv loved the one show garden!!! But here's my gripe they have been banging on about getting more kids interested in gardening and how we have to encourage the children ..... but a. Not one garden showed a garden shared with children!!! Plus there is nothing at all ( apart from a small tent at the other end of the show offering face painting) for children to do at these shows. The crowds are so horrendous I wouldn't take my lo..... Last year there was a carnival atmosphere this year it felt like ££££££ was the focus..... My friend reckons that I should combine a load of you on here to join me and design and do a garden


Posted: 12/07/2014 at 19:50

Star that is me enjoying my small ( grrrrrrr but had to drive) pimms lol


Posted: 12/07/2014 at 19:03

No bekkie I didnt. The agapanthus were great bit on the ££ side. The agapanthus I got the other day is much bigger and better quality and I only paid a fiver for a 2l pot where as 9cm pots were £6


Posted: 12/07/2014 at 18:52

Evening all phhhoooaaarrrrrr how hot!!! Almost unbearable at hampton court..... I have to say I was very disappointed with it this year. Not overly impressed with the plants in the displays only a few struck me ...... Thought the plants to buy were poor and v expensive. Only one I saw I really wanted and that was digitallis illumination raspberry it was lush..... Sadly no agapanthus well there were but they were quite £££. I would get bigger better plants from the oaktree nursery so sadly still had a lovely day out withy friend


 And lastly to cool me down:-



Posted: 12/07/2014 at 07:05

I will dove thank you just taking pics of problem areas in the garden lol to remind me when I get to the show!!!


Posted: 12/07/2014 at 06:45

Oh Lizzie and Lesley I was teased and taunted about wild swan last year lol got one this year in hilliers ( crocus have them and they are good quality as well) and I don't regret the addition it's thriving...... Morning all well I'm up and excities about hampton court..... Gotta start getting ready soon want to get there early and park up and wait fot my friend  gotta get coffee and cash  hope I can get companions for my lovely new agapanthus

 Ok it's upside down lol......

Help with espailier tree

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 17:07

I would keep hem if this is its first year it may just be adjusting... If next year it fails again then re think( not much help but!!)

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