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Oriental poppy problem

Posted: 06/06/2015 at 22:29

No problem. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news! The article is written by Val Bourne. Have looked on line and it doesn't seem to be on yet perhaps because it was only in last weeks edition. Do let me know if you would like me to post it to you (you can send a message I think so doesn't appear on this open bit of the forum). If not I will pop it back in the compost bin! 

Good luck with it though.

Oriental poppy problem

Posted: 06/06/2015 at 21:55

Found it! It was in the compost bin! Can you read it from these photos? It even gives a phone number of a lady called Sandy Worth who is assessing which oriental poppies have survived and been post. The number is 01962 771 895.


famous gardeners

Posted: 06/06/2015 at 21:35

I walked past Alan Titchmarsh on Dover Street in the West End a few years ago. I couldn't help but do a massive smile, and he cheerily smiled back.  Was a bit shorter than I thought he would be!  He looked very smart in a dark suit. 

If any was else is local to Nottingham, I've also met Stuart Dixon a couple of times. He did a talk at our local gardening club, and also opened his garden with the NGS. Lovely chap.

Oriental poppy problem

Posted: 06/06/2015 at 21:25

Hi Scottie

There was a large article in last weeks Saturday Telegraph Gardening Section that talked about a specific problem with Oriental Poppies at the moment. It said that quite a few types have been lost. It said that if you run your hand over the foliage and it comes away then the plant probably has it. 

Hate to say but it also said that there is nothing to be done. Hope for you that it isn't the same thing, but seems likely.

Ive just looked in the recycling bin to see if I could find the article but I'm afraid that the bin got emptied this week! I wonder if anyone else read it.

Last night's Gardeners World

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 21:29

Be interested to hear what you think Topbird.  I really enjoyed it! 

Last night's Gardeners World

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 21:24


Last night's Gardeners World

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 21:02

What a contrast to last week! Loved tonight's episode! All so relevant I felt. Thank you Gardeners World!

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 18:42

How are the cut flower patches coming along? Much growth with this warm spell?

Have managed to have a few little vases for the last couple of weeks. Quite pleased! Tonight's offering...


Last night's Gardeners World

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 21:55

Would really enjoy seeing repeats too.  I had a look at some Geoff Hamilton episodes on YouTube; very different intro music back then! It was an episode with a very young carol being interviewed! The content was really interesting and felt very relevant to me. 

Ideas needed for an unusual planter.

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 21:48

Hi Ice-twin, i like stone troughs planted up. Wooden barrels might go well with the wooden wheelbarrow though. Or how about planting up some old wellies or an old watering can? Hope you find what you're looking for!

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