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Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 20:57

Here are a few piccies taken this week.

Gardeners' World Live 2017

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 20:10

Suz, my grandaughters always use the word froof, very similar LOL.

Nice to hear from you Steve.  Didn't go to Gardener's World this year, went to Chelsea instead.  Went a few years ago and really enjoyed it.  Think I might try Chatsworth next year.

Resurrected Sixteen

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 19:55

MU just read back and thought you 'weren't coming out to play  because you were straining' bit too much info I thought

Been out to David Austin roses today, didn't buy one, haven't got any room but really do fancy Lark Ascending and Little White Pet.  Wonder if I can get rid of a bit more lawn.

Spent an hour or two deadheading this afternoon. Have a really busy week ahead of me, Merri's show tomorrow.  Looking after Jonah while secondborn goes to wedding venue on Sunday and will be babysitting him on Monday, Wed, Thurs and Fri while she goes to work.  Also, it's Mabels 4th birthday on Tuesday so might be going over there.  What a week.

Droopy blooms- roses x 2

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 18:53

Hi Lizzie, Mortimer Sackler grows into a huge rose and IMO really isn't suited to a planter, I have two and they are currently about 10ft tall 5ft wide and still growing.  Go onto David Austin's web site and check whether the varieties you have are recommended for containers (they will also tell you if the will thrive in shade).  If they are they should be in a large container with John Innes 3 and they would need a really good soaking at least twice a week and feeding regularly.

Plant ID please

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 18:45

Looks like comfrey to me.  The bane of my life.  Although Foxgloves and comfrey do look alike.  Someone will probably come along soon and confirm one way or another.


Posted: 16/06/2017 at 18:42

I've just pulled a load of really dried dead leaves off one of my geums but they were last years.  I usually just deadhead them and the leaves are usually OK.  I'm expecting them to continue flowering for months yet.

Which plants would you relegate to the compost heap... for good?

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 21:38

Forgot Jap Anemones, absolute thugs.

Which plants would you relegate to the compost heap... for good?

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 21:37

I like most plants but some I can't stand

Red hot pokers,

Golden Rod

Spanish Bluebells

Comfrey (sick of pulling it up in my garden)

Houttuynia (it stinks and spreads like wildfire)

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 20:27

Evening all, Been looking after Mabel today and running Merri around, she has had to do a radio interview to promote a show her drama group is performing on Saturday.  She was very excited, bless her, apparently it's right up there with the XFactor.

No gardening apart from watering but I have a free day tomorrow so hopefully will get some more deadheading done and maybe mow the lawns again.

Had a new fitbit and trying to sort out the software link to my phone app.  Not having much luck at the moment, not really technically minded so may have to wait until Firstborn can sort it out.

Great to hear things are coming together for you DD, look forward to seeing the photos.

Glad the foot is improving Dove.

Hugs P'doc.

Hope everyone has a good evening.

Electric grass scarifiers

Posted: 14/06/2017 at 22:44

Mine's Bosch  and does a good job, I got it second hand from ebay. 

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