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Posted: 13/05/2015 at 19:03

Kniphofia toffee nosed arrived this evening.  Only ordered it a couple of days ago.  Think I know where its going so planted out tomorrow


Posted: 13/05/2015 at 17:58

At 2 30 Fairy?  


Posted: 13/05/2015 at 17:26

Wot u like Winter?     As long as I waz rite!  

Is it possible to propogate a weigelia ?

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 14:01

Cuttings around the rim of the pot peanuts.  They take better there 


Posted: 13/05/2015 at 13:59

Needs must Lesley.   

Sun is out now.  Removed all yellow daff foliage ...rudbekias can now be seen.  They flowered from June to autumn last year. Astilbes flowering as is stipa gigantea.

 There is a new stipa ....smaller cousin to gigantea called Goldilocks.  To me the attracfion is that it (gigantea) is tall.  

red beatle

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 12:51

Squash them mewbe or use a sysfemic insecticide.  They are easy to see but quick so    grab and crush fast.  I did this last week and yet to see them re appear

Bowles Mauve

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 12:38

Hiya Hollie

good time to take cuttings.....esp when there is a lot of propagating material.  I would use plastic bags.  

runner beans

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 12:36

Mine are now about  2 to 3' tall.  

a sign of summer propa! 


Posted: 13/05/2015 at 12:33

Winter, what is the name of your red hydrangea?  Usually red is for alkaline soils as far as I'm aware.

no sunshine but warm and dry.  

The last of the wallflowers pulled up now......


Posted: 13/05/2015 at 08:10

Morning folks 

bit overcast but warm


rmember it's the clearing skies that make a cool overnight forecast into a (albeit temporary) frost event.  So locally plants can still be damaged

the garden challenge......footie came first but watched the relaxing but buying large, even huge, perfect plants and simply placing them is not really gardening.  That's why Chelsea is so artificial   We all buy plants but we have also raise them from cuttings, from seed, from division and do it over a few years.  The programme is like arranging furniture.  None of the gardens is how I would like mine to be.  

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look wot she did to me........

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Echi what?

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Such a shame......

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Even you hard hearts......

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