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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 14:55

I'm a big fan of amerias too, were yours bought or from seed?

GW live. What to expect?

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 14:53

are you relatively local then Caral?

No nice, cute grannie tat in my garden....

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 14:08

My own cats - of which I have four - don't even go outside, so I am obviously the perfect cat lady/gardener. Though don't come for tea, I were to be a neighbour, I'd be in favour at least.


I can't abide gnomes, though I do have a cheery little snail,

 though he's unintentionally hidden behind all my seedlings, that are less seedling like, and more need to be planted out imminently sized.


Posted: 04/06/2014 at 13:49

That's the one I got Lesley, I also have her veg diary and a book of her personal favourite plants, which was all a bit fancy for me, this new one looks like a decent starting point for a newb like me! I dithered about getting Monty Don's around the world in 80 gardens, but for £3 I'd be none the wiser about gardening so left it behind! Sorry Monty old chap!

GW live. What to expect?

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 13:46

I don't have public transport, so GWL is easy to get to on the train, and Malvern offer a shuttle service from the station to the event. I'm quite happy with craft and tat though. I don't really know of other plant fairs I can visit that I can get to easily on trains and buses. Shame, but I though GWL might not be worth what it asks. I went to Grand Designs live, got free tickets, but found it dull. I'd be very disappointed if I'd paid for tickets.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 13:35

 This is pretty close to what my garden looks like from the window today.. Yuk!

GW live. What to expect?

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 13:29

I'm thinking of maybe trying to get to GW this year, but I'm on a strict budget for the next few months. Am I likely to find any bargains, or is it very much the cream of the crop there? I'm not too bothered about meeting the 'celebs' but would like to see what it's all about, but I'm wondering whether I'm better off saving the pennies and maybe putting it towards the Malvern autumn show later on in the year.

No nice, cute grannie tat in my garden....

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 13:17

I suffer with my own particularly sever allergies, as others know, to insect bites and stings, so trust me, I know the pain of allergies. I don't happen to poo poo anyone's ailments. Not all cat owners are heartless, self absorbed so and so's.

PS it's not exactly the cats fault for your allergy, so with recent cases with cats the shooting joke isn't really very fair. Some vile human shot a friends cat with a crossbow, as well as various other stories in the news.

But then again I'm a hippy dippy animal welfare activist, so there you go.

Sorry to detract from the original post OP

Cane tops

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 13:14

I've honestly never bothered. I secure things to canes with brightly coloured wool, which isn't some clever choice, it's because I'm always forgetting to buy garden twine/string. I've seen GC have those green flat topped caps, but I don't have a name for them... I'm sure you know what I mean.

Maybe you could use some moulding dough type stuff for kids to pop a blob on top of the canes if they're causing you an issue.

Discussions started by SweetPea93

Weed or Veg IDs from my allotment!

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Spetchley Park Gardens

Took a lovely daytrip 
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GW live. What to expect?

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flowering plant ID, but no flowers, just a bulb!

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After a cruddy day, came some sunshine

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The challenges of a smaller than average garden

No room left at the inn! 
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Marigolds looking... well weird

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Garden tattoos? Or generally cool and interesting tattoos?

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Allotment and new gardener enthusiast Tips and Tricks

Sourcing bits of bobs for your little piece of heaven 
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Last Post: 23/06/2014 at 14:11

Plants IDs please!

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New favourite plants

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Any experience with Wysteria cuttings

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Sewing wildflowers

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Good deal on Tomato plugs! Were £14.99 now £1.99

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