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Gladioli not flowering

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 20:33

Have just picked the first few, about 5 weeks later than last year?

Gladioli not flowering

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 11:32

They were in flower well before this date last year. However lots of people have commented that they are very late this year. Mine have only just thrown up flower spikes, but not yet open. By this time last year I had loads of lovely blooms. It must be the cool nights.

What kind of Garden injuries hav you had

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 20:57

My pride was wounded when the judges in the local Show rubbished my huge rhubarb in front of me, without realising it was mine...

How long until my philadelphus/ mock orange flowers?

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 07:28

Agree with everything Verd. says (as usual), I will prune mine soon, and it needs a bit of renovation pruning having got a bit congested. I can see the new whippy green shoots to avoid which will flower next year.

Climbing Roses

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 16:16

Why not cluster some smaller containers around the rose container for your perennials/annuals? A cluster of different sizes always looks good.


Posted: 05/07/2015 at 16:09

Thanks Gg, great pictures as usual. Great to see you and your family and other forkers too. Amazing you all came so far to support us. We had about 400 visitors and raised about £4,000 for our charities. The money will be handed out at next Saturday's Annual Flower Show, Woodgreen Village Hall, 2 til 4 pm. 


Posted: 16/06/2015 at 21:34

Thanks Gg, to have seen as many as you did was fantastic. Bit like doing a triatholon followed by press-ups. Look forward to all your photos, not too may close-ups of weeds please. A lady phoned today to say she had been inspired to write a poem, which she is sending to the local paper. The power of gardening..

We all get to see each others gardens next week. By all accounts it should be quite good.


Posted: 16/06/2015 at 12:41

Thanks everyone for your kind comments. And good luck DD for your open day. I know I had some neglected corners but I don't think the visitors noticed! Give them some stunners to look at, an over strength Pimms, and guide them where you want them to go and you will be fine. Horticultural subterfuge is the name of the game.

( Exam question: "all gardening is artifice-Discuss")


Posted: 15/06/2015 at 21:42

Have just been told that we sold 400 tickets at the open gardens event and raised about £4,000 for our charities, which is more than last time. We also had a very enjoyable party in my garden afterwards and hopefully soon we will be able to go around each others garden while they look good. 

Had a busman's holiday today, digging in a friend's garden. How daft is that.


Posted: 15/06/2015 at 07:48

Great morning here... open day attracted about 350 visitors to the village. Not sure of exact amount raised for our chosen charities, but it looks like a very successful event. Feedback on gardens was very positive and kind. Weather was better than forecast and the sun made an appearance from time to time.

Great to see Gg, Chicky and 4th Panda. Amazing that they would travel so far. Hope pictures will follow.

My resolution now is to enjoy my garden and maintain it lovingly  so that it never becomes a chore again, needing as much work as this time! There is loads more flower power to come. 

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