London (change)
Today 16°C / 11°C
Tomorrow 16°C / 10°C

Victoria Sponge

Latest posts by Victoria Sponge

1 to 10 of 1,594

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 11:14

Ah, thanks Berghill. That's great news actually because I have that plant already. I never got round to planting it out so it has stayed quite small.

Hope mine looks like that next year...thanks again

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 09:53

I'd like to know what that aster is as well please Wendy 

Also like Berghill's asters under the apple trees. Has one of them got dark centres to the flowers, Berghill? Couldn't enlarge enough to see clearly...

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: Yesterday at 09:48

'Twas planned impulsion yesterday Verdun. Even drew a little diagram of the area before I moved anything

Your folks sound like very nice people Tootles

Today's observations?

Posted: Yesterday at 09:42

My pond has started to overflow on to the little bridge - the only way I can get to the top end of the garden. Know what you mean about the houseboat scenario treehugger - mine is the same. Thought briefly about sweeping all the debris away with some of the water but then went back inside

A nice observation from yesterday was how many more house sparrows there are since first thing this year. Don't recall having any in previous years and now there's a little troop Bought them a sparrow tower but they're not using it.

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 09:36

Charlie, posted your seed this morning

Lorna, having problems collecting your seed from the plants due to the heavy rain. Have brought the seed heads in to dry out, should have done that yesterday, sorry, as I can't get to the post office until Mon due to work. Will defo post then though!

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 06/10/2015 at 21:10

Weather wasn't conducive to gardening today was too warm and too cold separately and I got steadily soggier. Good day for moving plants though

Moved a grass, Veronicastrum, vernonia and Veronicas also a hesperantha and an Eryngium Yuccifolium, both flowering and very heavy and awkward. Also moved a Virburnum Bod for the millionth time

Planted 30 odd bulbs including some eremurus starfish - freaky aliens Broken the back of the bulb planting now, less than 300 to go. Sowed some seeds in pots and directly.

Still got the wasps/bees (wees) in the chimney, I noticed in a passing dry spell. Starting to suspect them of being honeybees now.

Children in Need Sponsored Walk

Posted: 06/10/2015 at 14:37


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 20:19

Haven't done much today, had to go in to work for a few hours and it messed with my flow

Picked through the pond gunk bucket, saved some snails, hornwort, leeches and some pebbles that had become completely swallowed up by mint root.

Found some flowers on my pear tree - weirdo and ordered some seeds in chilterns sale. Seems a bit joyless to order seeds at bulb time but some are for immediate sowing.

Another day off tomorrow and I'm expecting my last bulb consignment - whoop!

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 16:25

Jo, yes, been ogling one on a pond plant site I recently found

Runnybeak, it depends what you bought at the GC..?

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 16:11

My neighbour told me there's some mean ol' weather on the way so a pity I couldn't have done more today.

A plant order I made hasn't arrived and neither has my most exciting bulb order. Both involve the digging up of 15 other things and some rearranging but I just can't get on without them

Had a rummage through the boring bulbs box, planted some alliums and camassias which seemed the least tiresome to bury. Put some of the camassias near the dogwoods - now that'll be a test of how much clag they can stand

Collected some seedheads and returned the fallout caterpillars back to the plants.

Moved a Hosta to a west facing position, hope it'll be alright there. Had a hell of a job digging it up, never moved one before but it turned out to be my neighbours conifer roots complicating the issue.

Ripped all/most of the mint out the pond, now got a big trug of mint roots and pond gunk I have to go through picking the creatures out. Pond looks a million times better now I can see it. Might reward myself with another flowering rush and a white marsh marigold

1 to 10 of 1,594

Discussions started by Victoria Sponge

Insect activity around a chimney pot

Who are they and what might they be doing? 
Replies: 15    Views: 401
Last Post: 09/08/2015 at 11:46

Do frogs or toads make sounds in the UK?

Frog like noise near pond today 
Replies: 14    Views: 460
Last Post: 13/07/2015 at 10:43

Moving a log pile

Should I? 
Replies: 8    Views: 413
Last Post: 21/07/2015 at 12:37

Weird plant

Or weird growing regular plant? 
Replies: 7    Views: 375
Last Post: 29/06/2015 at 18:32

Buying an evergreen statement tree

Any recommendations or advice? 🌲 
Replies: 7    Views: 379
Last Post: 23/06/2015 at 13:04

Stachys byzantina

Which one? 
Replies: 8    Views: 295
Last Post: 07/06/2015 at 15:24

Another ID please

Boring seedling or funky weed? 🌿 
Replies: 10    Views: 507
Last Post: 25/05/2015 at 12:10

ID please

Replies: 8    Views: 619
Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 17:12

Curious bulbous thing

Anyone recognise it? 
Replies: 19    Views: 828
Last Post: 15/02/2015 at 19:17

Pruning Lavatera and Digitalis Ferruginea

Advice please 
Replies: 5    Views: 1972
Last Post: 15/02/2015 at 18:55


Recommendations and colour advice please 
Replies: 11    Views: 644
Last Post: 01/02/2015 at 21:44

ID please

Mystery newcomers 
Replies: 16    Views: 469
Last Post: 25/01/2015 at 15:14

Echium pininana x wildpretii

Blackened and shrivelled  
Replies: 0    Views: 286
Last Post: 03/01/2015 at 19:35

Helleborus Washfield Queen

Doesn't look like the picture on the tin... 
Replies: 18    Views: 1671
Last Post: 29/12/2014 at 19:11

Old floribunda rose

Think it's growing from beneath the graft 
Replies: 21    Views: 1750
Last Post: 21/12/2014 at 21:27
1 to 15 of 54 threads