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The Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 07:26

I love lilies and grew them successfully in pots until I decided to try them in the ground and the beetle arrived!

Not sure if there was a connection, I think I am just naturally more attentive to pot grown plants.

In frustration, I binned the lot at the end of that season two yrs ago but now OH wants lilies in pots again after watching this program (which I say is in association with local garden centres because its a bit like one long advert). 

So...I will probably be tempted back to please OH but they will stay on the patio in pots!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 06:15

Morning Dove, Dumbbell and all

Harder to get out of bed today...last day of my holiday

Intended to get a lot of work done and I guess I have most of it completed, mostly spring cleaning and decorating. Not all jobs ticked off but there's always another occasion. ROLL ON spring!!

Frosty outside but I remained snug in bed

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Posted: 22/01/2015 at 17:28

Perki, your gargoyle is absolutely fantastic. What a talent and with snow!! 

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Posted: 22/01/2015 at 11:07

Just finished emergency shift at the salt mines as other miners called in sick

Putting my feet up for a bit then the usual stuff to do. Nothing very exciting. wet and nippy here but no frost

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Posted: 21/01/2015 at 11:02

I hope you weren't bra-less for three weeks BL

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Posted: 21/01/2015 at 08:54

Aaaah, thanks Dove

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Posted: 21/01/2015 at 08:49

Hmmm, my post came out upside down and wont let me edit it.. I'm sure its not too confusing to figure out

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Posted: 21/01/2015 at 08:48

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/65948.jpg?width=652&height=350&mode=max

 as you can see, quite bright yellow, loves dry sandy soils (you all know what to do with them)

Suggestions welcome

Another thought...

I have a left-over tray of yellow Eremurus (unnamed) after dividing my two large clumps. I'd like to offer some to forum members to start their own clumps only the roots are extremely delicate and so I'm not sure about packaging through the post

If anyone can think of a cheap method of travel perhaps I can share these around?

Their weight is not so bad but you know what the post office are like, the slightest bulk adds expense

 

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Posted: 21/01/2015 at 08:36

P.S

I bought a Clematis cirrhosa *Wisley Cream* last autumn from reputable establishment and planted it at top garden for winter flowers. It's grown lovely, looks super healthy but no flowers...not even any buds formed.

Does it need a year's grace to settle in?

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Posted: 21/01/2015 at 08:33

No frost this morning, drizzling now. Too wet to garden so more decorating indoors for me today. Spring clean is finished although I have one trip to the dump this afternoon and two *shrubs* left to place in the borders from my store of homeless plants...because I still fail to buy plants I need and come home with plant that looked lovely instead .

The GCs love me!

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