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Posted: 09/05/2015 at 08:33

Hello forkers.  Looking good this morning....expecting a sunny day.  Perfect For planting helenium.

rain overnight yet again produced masses of growth...hostas esp have increased in size and beauty.  This is best time for hostas I think........fresh, new and clean beacons in the garden

thanks for link Dove.  White Dazzler looks nice but I think the original is better with its more rounded aromatic leaves


Posted: 08/05/2015 at 22:55

Not seen gw tonight but im intrigued by this new choisya Dove.  I have a huge choisya ......12' high and across..that is full of scented's that after a couple of lagers?    Wonderful shrub 

forest flame

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 22:46

June dont despair.  Pieris leaves are very sensitive to hot sun.  if this or frost your pieris will recover


Posted: 08/05/2015 at 22:42

Didnt know it was a notifiable issue.  I squashed a few this week.  Easy to see but not sure I have a big issue with lily beetle.

sorry Maureen.....cant help you with your question

Dealing with garden waste

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 22:38

I have 2 compost heaps that fill every year.  Weeds in veg patch are buried but regular hoeing means not too many of them.

a great deal of garden waste is taken to the local skip .......I know I should use it all but I need to add more heaps.  


Posted: 08/05/2015 at 19:39

My helenium el dorado replacement has arrived.  Perfect condition and excellent size. Will make a good flowering plant between agastache black adder and cotinus Grace.

hope your knee doesn't play up too much hosta 








Posted: 08/05/2015 at 16:55

You don't want Wonky coming on Sunday Dove. Make up some excuse...she won't know!    Or hide behind the door and shout "I'm not in"

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 16:52

Busy on ither stuff today but got some plants in....dampish day off and on today but not too bad.  I guess I'm still deciding who to vote for in next week's election.   Expected helenium delivery today but not here yet.


Posted: 08/05/2015 at 12:35

Here I am Dove. 

How did the tories do that?  Isn't it time the pollsters were sacked?  But good to see the back of Cable,,Clegg, Alexander and Davey .

helenium el dorado should be here today.  Got a few arctotis to plant out...bit of gaudy colour to go with the serious stuff 

Prune a Buddleja

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 07:24

Sounds good to me Dave 

Discussions started by Verdun

New garden prog just about plants

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Spring onions

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Oh come on......

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Alan's new series

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When is a scented rose not......?

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Last Post: 22/06/2015 at 20:24

WHAT IF.........

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Last Post: 17/06/2015 at 13:10

Why I resort to online purchases....

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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:35

Not more photos.....

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Last Post: 07/06/2015 at 20:49

Nematodes for carrots....

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Been knipped.......

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Last Post: 23/05/2015 at 02:59

There's orangey........

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Last Post: 20/05/2015 at 19:34

Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 18:26

Oh no.....not again...

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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 11:45

Oh eck!

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Last Post: 13/05/2015 at 21:56

I love the Royals......

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