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Hello from Canada

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 19:43

Welcome johngreen

how to bulk up soil?

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 16:26

Oh, I have that Sidalcea - yours looks a much nicer colour than mine

Bees really like it too so I invested in Elsie Heugh and have a beady eye on another- I'm after an exact shade of pink

Look forward to seeing your pics

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 15:28

Thanks chicky!

I like your pulmonaria Fritillary Which one is it? 

how to bulk up soil?

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 15:13

Ah! I remember your garden gardeninglily - with the lovely aconitum. I meant to ask what the pink flowers were near it but don't think I did

I haven't got a good answer for your question - I tend to use spent compost, manure or one of my clay heaps for hole filling depending on what I'm up to.

You should put a full pic on when you're finished for before and after comparisons

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 14:52

Another brill day in the garden, albeit somewhat blustery.

Moved two potentillas from a secluded corner - they deserve better and moved a few monardas to a halfway house border as I'm not sure what colour they're going to be. 

Found some young stinging nettles here and there and transferred the little beauties in to the nettle patch. Only got stung once, through a glove.

Found some buds on my red and grey hellebores and noticed the face has fallen out of the one yellow bud on another. I'm blaming the wood pigeon

Loads of seedlings appearing outside too - can't wait to see what they are Going to have a coffee outside now and monitor their progress


Posted: 01/03/2015 at 14:31


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 15:33

Lovely hellebores above - really like Tutu

I'm still waiting for 5 to do something but am perhaps being a tad impatient

Was really happy to see some of the crocus open today - I thought I might miss them as they've been up for so long:

 The pond side starting to brighten up

 It has gloomed over now outside so glad I got out this morning in the sun...

Hello Everyone

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 06:53

Welcome Tracey


Posted: 21/02/2015 at 20:40

Welcome seil

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 17:36

Planted a second hydrangea petiolaris on the long North house wall today. The first is still quite small but I've had it just over a year and it is nicely stuck to the wall.

Planted a few things sat around in pots and found some clover plants lying around that I meant to replant last weekend rehydrated them in the pond and I should think they'll be fine...

Sowed my second batch of seeds for this year; some of last month's are getting on for an inch high.

Also prised a crocus open just for a peek.

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Discussions started by Victoria Sponge

Curious bulbous thing

Anyone recognise it? 
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Pruning Lavatera and Digitalis Ferruginea

Advice please 
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Recommendations and colour advice please 
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ID please

Mystery newcomers 
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Echium pininana x wildpretii

Blackened and shrivelled  
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Helleborus Washfield Queen

Doesn't look like the picture on the tin... 
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Old floribunda rose

Think it's growing from beneath the graft 
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Cornus Flaviramea

Does it need different conditions to other dogwoods? 
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Has J Parkers got a crummy new website?

Lost my account =+( 
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What is this pond plant please?

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Peony sprouting - should I cover it up?

Recently transplanted 
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Planting species tulip

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Weird Weeds

What's the most unlikely weed you've ever found? 
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Bee paralyses spider?

Saw a weird thing today... 
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Wasp V's Caterpillar

Ghoulish photos 
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