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That's Monty done till March!

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 21:59

Bob flowerdew might be a breath of fresh air to GW.....bit eccentric but no doubting his knowledge.  He and Andy Sturgeon would make for a good blend.  I know Carol Kleine is popular here but she is too effervescent.  Christine Walkden is just as knowledgeable but less in your face 


Posted: 17/11/2013 at 20:00

Oooooo, chicky think I'm relieved you're not my neighbour. Ha ha 

Winter pansies

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 19:58

Much prefer violas to pansies.  When flowerimg eases I divide them, cut flowers and foliage back and pot up.  

That's Monty done till March!

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 19:55

Big fan of Andy Sturgeon.  Toby Buckland too.  

Camera Corner

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 19:50

Loved the star picture Bob.  All too technical for me but fascinating.

Fairygirl, "magical" photos indeed.  See very little snow down here 

cutting long grass

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 19:45

And keeps you fit Jim.  

Shall I hack my Verbena bonariensis?

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 19:44

Hiya Lynn.  100?  What a sight?    Second year plants will be bigger and prob earlier but they occupy space in the winter garden I'd rather have colour in so mostly seedlings for me.


Posted: 17/11/2013 at 19:39

Well done nut.  Niger is temperamental thing.  Always meant to try Potters Wheel.  More vigorous I think

secret/majestic garden design

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 19:36

Hello Jenny.   I'm sure there will be plenty,of suggestions for weeping plants.  Have you considered grasses?  Many have a fountain-like shape like miscanthus.  I grow a Japanese willow....not exactly weeping but as a half standard makes a nice variegated head as does prunus cistena crimson dwarf as a half standard...but kilmarnock willow, weeping pear too.  

Do they have to "weep"?  Lots of perennials and shrubs that are tall erect and imposing.......?

Where NOT to order from online

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 19:19

Have to agree with Jim.    Going to a specialist means getting exactly what you want. I've got some heleniums on order from helenium specialists .....a wide range  to choose from and will receive top notch plants. 

For hellebores it has to be ashwood or Woottens.  

Better to get a couple of quality plants from reputable suppliers than a "bargain" pack of tiny plugs.  A good variety too rather than a couple of ordinary ones....quality Not quantity   Just as cheap in the long run 

Discussions started by Verdun

Any other dodos out there?

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What's left for us to grow?

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Meany or being careful !

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Clocks go forward tonight

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Impressions of the posters here

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Why am I so special,to,the forum?

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Buddleia buzz doing the bizness

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Need to encourage more slugs into the garden

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Verdict....your new plants this year

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Gaillardias ......who grows 'em?

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It's my birthday

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They're bossing it now........

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Love your garden

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