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National nude gardening day!

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 12:05

It's freedom Lily 

Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 12:03

Just announced that a royal baby has been born.   

now all the important news will be shelved for non stop commentary of this trivial  event.  

i realise 

I will be shot for this..........


Posted: 02/05/2015 at 11:58

Not bad weather currently.  Maybe, just maybe,,it will dry up now  got some marguerites and osteospermums this morning .....excellent quality.  Far better than those plugs and cheaper.  Turned down some plants offered as unusual because I dont rate them.  

Potted on salvia guaraunjuato.  Love it but so do slugs initially so I will delay planting it until it's filling a 3 litre pot.

hey!  Sunshine 

Garden preogrammes on the web

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 11:50

Hiya kleipeiper, 

I will check it out .......when checking plants out online I've come to enjoy the u tube offerings there.  Nice because it's usually about plants themselves 

National nude gardening day!

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 11:47


i knew that .....currently answering questions in the local nick.  Think they have given me a new coat .  

Just wanted to share :)

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 11:45

Thanks for sharing A happy new gardener.  This is what gardening is all about 


Posted: 02/05/2015 at 08:16

Hello forkers

wet morning and its that sort of day whereby it will be gloomy and damp forever 

rang a nursery yesterday to pick up a bargain or two as I'm passing there today.  She will be in and "see if there's anything special" there. 

As always, plants responding to the rain with so much growth.  

Dividing Hellebores

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 08:09

Morning bookmonster

i think it's a bit early to divide a 2 year plant.  Does it flower well?  How much space of your available area does it take up?  As it is your favourite plant in the garden I would leave it for a couple of years before dividing.

i divide anytime.....done it in autumn and spring.  Even in winter. however, I think late summer....early September is prob best.  I dig up the clumps....they are large things with a heavy deep root system.  I use a sharp bread knife or saw to cut in half.  Then I wash off with a hose to see clearly how the root system is and look where I can then pull apart.  this requires a little strength, patience and should feel/sense where the clump will separate. I pot up into good size pots using a mixture of mpc and a little dried manure or mushroom compost.


bug killer

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 07:51

John keep pesticides away from all edible crops

best treatment for ants in veg patch is water. They love it hot and dry.

fleece for carrot fly


Posted: 01/05/2015 at 20:38

Lesley, are you referring to Japanese willow?  Variegated foliage?  Is yours grafted...half standard.....or on its own roots as a shrub?

Although it is a willow it really doesn't like it overly wet in it in a wet spot?  

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New garden prog just about plants

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Oh come on......

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

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Oh eck!

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I love the Royals......

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