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Posted: 24/04/2015 at 19:47

Hi everyone,

DD sorry to hear about Shadow, hopefully he'll improve gradually.

Have had a great couple of days.  Beautiful weather up in Yorkshire and really enjoyed the Harrogate Show.  Bought a couple of plants, a dark plum coloured Phlox and a beautiful dusky pink Delphinium, can't remember the names.  Stayed over at my friend's daughters house and then this morning went to Harlow Carr.  Again glorious sunshine and thought the gardens were beautiful.  On the way back popped into Felley Priory but got there too late to do the bluebell walk as the site closes at four, but what a gem, will definitely go back when I have more energy and more time.

Arrived home to find that my plants had been delivered so will have plenty to do tomorrow.


Posted: 22/04/2015 at 20:44

Welcome back Wonderboy, I was wondering where you had disappeared to.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 20:35

Weeded the borders and potted up the last few seedlings. Finished off by watering the pots etc.  No more gardening until Saturday off 'up north' for a couple of days.


Posted: 22/04/2015 at 20:22

Hi Folks,

Not sure whether I will ever get my children interested in gardening.  Firstborn has no interest at all, but I think secondborn will become interested when she gets a garden she can get to grips with and a bit more time.

Matty, I was famous last month so I know how exciting it is, Hubby thought I had gone balmy when I told him I had my name in print.

Have contacted a couple of suppliers re some plants that have not thrived.  One of them was Broadleigh Gardens.  I took delivery of a Decentra Alba and a Sanguinaria Canadensis Plena in February.  Neither of them have materialised.  Upon contacting the company I was told that it was too early for the SCP and to wait a while.  Re the Dicentra they said that it was probably having a Dormant Period which was usual for the plant and it would probably come up next year.  I'm not happy with this.  I have replied but wondered what everyone else thought.



Posted: 22/04/2015 at 12:01

Just come inside for a hot cross bun and a cup of tea.  It's lovely and warm out there this morning. 

Have been weeding the borders and potted on my cosmos Daydream.  All seedlings potted on now and not a speck of room left in the greenhouse.

My Canna Durban has started to sprout Yipee, just Shanandoah left now.  Fingers crossed.

Have sent a couple of emails out to suppliers re none showing Agasache Blue Boa, Helianthus Lemon Queen and Geum Lady Strathenden.  Will keep you posted re how I get on.  It could be that I am just impatient but everything else is romping away.


Posted: 22/04/2015 at 11:55

Did it get any morning sun following a frost?


Posted: 22/04/2015 at 09:20

Morning all,

Weather is glorious again today.

Hope knees and thumbs get better soon.

Hope you have a safe journey home Busy.

Wintersong, shouldn't worry too much about the sambucus, mine came with the house and I prune it every year to make sure it stays thinned out and not too tall.  It does produce dappled shade but it's quite light. 

Just planning to enjoy the garden today and maybe pot on a few seedlings if they need it.

I am going up to yorkshire for a couple of days with a friend to stay at her daughters.  We have tickets for the Harrogate show tomorrow and then plan to visit Harlow Car on Friday (which will include a trip to Betty's Tearoom yipee!). 

Off to make me a cuppa, I like to wander round the garden with a cuppa before I really start the day.


Posted: 21/04/2015 at 23:08

I'm celebrating, they finally delivered my new green bin today

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 22:36

Great Photos everyone. What are the white tulips called RB?

growing plants over a shed

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 21:28

Ive just planted a clematis to grow up and over my shed, the one I chose isn't evergreen but there are evergreen ones available.

Discussions started by Yviestevie

ID Please

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Can you help ID it. 
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or should I keep them indoors 
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or is it a weed 
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Does it make a good fence shrub 
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What's on your wishlist?

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Room 101

What would you like to throw in and lock the door 
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Need to replace what I think is box

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