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Posted: 30/06/2014 at 20:43

I think they self sow more readily than when I collect seed and try to cultivate them myself. Lots easier too, and I get enough newbies each year for my needs and some to give away.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 20:40

My roses seem to be very happy this year, perhaps due to copious rainfall and no cold weather to check their growth. This goes both for those I pruned much harder than usual, and those I never got around to pruning at all. The latter are going to get a right going over when their main flush is over soon which will enable me to remodel the beds they are in. A bit unconventional but that's how it must be!! and then

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 16:26

If I was offered a Gold medal garden for free I would say "No thank you". How quickly would you get bored with a fixed design which you would tamper with at your peril. The same , day after day after day etc, with no room for your own ideas. No real gardening evermore, just  outdoor housekeeping.

I am considering significant changes to my garden of 14 years development. Not possible with an ossified Chelsea design.

Talkback: How to prune and propagate dogwoods

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 20:58

It's grown for it's stem colour in winter. Whilst some dogwoods have stunning flowers, this one's flowers may be insignificant.

Lavatera Barnsley baby

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 21:25

Grown up adult lavateras , which I don't grow anymore because for me they were not long lived, grow to 6 ft by 6 ft. You cut them back like a buddlea each spring and they grow tall again.


Posted: 15/05/2014 at 08:55

Very busy day ahead. Starts with banking the money for the hortsoc annual outing, (this year to Waterperry gardens, with a stop at Bicester shopping village for the shopaholics). Coach almost full, about twice the number last year, and good to see that our support continues to grow.

Then off to a lunch club "do" , to host one of the guests who is coming with the Speaker. Then shopping for the weekend, in preparation for my visiting family...3 great nieces and parents. Then cooking friday evening's meal, lasagne. Then if I have time a quick clean around.

Tomorrow will be equally manic. My gardening helper can't be here and  I shall have to   do the jobs I had lined up for him. Ho Hum .

Still the weekend looks great and we shall have lots of fun putting up tents.

I also have some carnivorous plants to give to my nieces, and we can start to feed them with flies from my greenhouse. . More fun.

photo uploads from phone

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 21:26

But I would like to post the odd photo.


Posted: 14/05/2014 at 19:01

It's about time I went I think


Posted: 14/05/2014 at 18:56

Haven't been to Bressingham in more than 30 years. Loved the island beds but I also remember heathers and conifers which are decidedly out of fashion?



Posted: 14/05/2014 at 18:37

Very interesting Chicky re Hindhead, a précis would be nice. Thanks.

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Need help in putting together a quiz which is a bit challenging and fun too 
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Pesky flies!

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They are much better microwaved for about 3 mins., turned over, mw for 3 more mins. Lot less bother than boiling . Keep flavour and scrunch. 
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Something for the weekend.......enjoying gardens and flowers.

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Annoying Miracle-Gro advert

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