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Gardening blogs from May 2011

Gardening books – for the 2nd time!

Couple of years ago I listed all my gardening books and put them on the PC – where...

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franl155

31 May, 2011
Franl155

A Lakeland Holiday*

*A week ago we set off for our weeks holiday to Braithwaite , Cumbria. Despite having...

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PANSYPOTTER

31 May, 2011
Pansypotter

Change

The rain vanished , the sun came out , the sky became a pleasant blue it began to...

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230338

31 May, 2011
230338

A few drops of rain...

We had a few showers on Sunday so I took my camera out (wrapped up in a plastic bag)...

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marshmallow

31 May, 2011
Marshmallow

A new challenge

It's a while since I wrote a blog. We moved house just over a month ago and, as you...

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craftyemma

31 May, 2011
Craftyemma

Especially for Hywel...An afternoon at St Andrews Botanic Gardens

Yesterday a friend and I visited St Andrews Botanic Garden. I haven't been for...must...

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karensusan63

31 May, 2011
Karensusan63

Garden revamp DAY ONE

The garden team arrived nice and early this morning (7.45am) and have worked steadily...

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whistonlass

31 May, 2011
Whistonlass

back home

back home off holiday had a great time on the cruise, the garden is lookin realy...

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jackiejenkin

31 May, 2011
Jackiejenkin

At Last .......... a good downpour of rain

I think that Monday 30th May should be recorded for posterity. Here in our little...

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tony1247

31 May, 2011
Tony1247

First bloom on Yellow Bush Rose and more roses

Step by step pictures below: A georgeous bloom with a lovely delicate light...

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alextb

31 May, 2011
Alextb

Tips for Growing with the Moon in June

To ensure grass grows back more slowly, cut it on a date favourable to flower plants...

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moon_grower

31 May, 2011
Moon_grower

Hurrah - It's Still Alive!

The past winter has been quite a test for many plants. A small callistemon (bottle...

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AndrewR

31 May, 2011
Andrewr

Wild Strawberries

Last year I had two plants This season.............................

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cliveanne

31 May, 2011
Cliveanne

Update to excuse the mess.

Now I am at home all the time, I have been able to get the garden round. It's been...

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2ndhand

31 May, 2011
2ndhand

MORNING ALL

had my first blue tit in my garden this morning,well the first one ive seen so far,...

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ladybug47

31 May, 2011
Ladybug47

some May photos around the garden

Well, I have not been on GoY for a while, but here are some pictures I've taken over...

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lauram

31 May, 2011
Lauram

Back in the garden: part 3

The final part of this blog features some more of the plants I have that will be...

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geraniumdad

30 May, 2011
Geraniumdad

THEY CAME !!...............

SHIRLEY TULIP AND HER OH, FLORIBUNDA AND HER OH AND CINDERELLA. What a fantastic...

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Dottydaisy2

30 May, 2011
Dottydaisy2

Lots of Lovely Leaves!

Inspired by a great blog from Hywel, I decided to venture into the garden to take...

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geraniumdad

30 May, 2011
Geraniumdad

The Isle of Islay, western Scotland

Two weeks ago we flew onto Islay [pronounced Isla], into some cloud, the plane lands...

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stickitoffee

30 May, 2011
Stickitoffee

Chelsea floweshow 2011; My first.

It was my first Chelsea flowershow, but not my last. I simply loved it. It wa my...

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hanne

30 May, 2011
Hanne

Hypertufa Millstone.

Here I am again with something I made out of hypertufa...if only bampy knew what...

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rogi

30 May, 2011
Rogi

Visit to Dottydaisy's NGS Open Garden Day

The sky was grey, but the wind had died down a lot since the day before and it was...

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shirley_tulip

30 May, 2011
Shirley_tulip

Dotty Daisy's Open Day

Last year when Dotty Daisy first told us all about her garden being accepted by NGS,...

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cinderella

30 May, 2011
Cinderella

Not again!

I wonder if you remember the story of my oriental poppy 'Patty's Plum'? This is...

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spritzhenry

30 May, 2011
Spritzhenry

Moth?

Hi ,saw this " moth" today, I have never seen anything like it before,...

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harrypotter

30 May, 2011
Harrypotter

The National Botanic Garden of Wales - introduction (part 2)

I didn't see much of the grounds. It was very windy, and I only had the afternoon,...

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hywel

30 May, 2011
Hywel

Not much I can do today

Looks like a day off. Unless I plant rice perhaps :-)

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cliveanne

30 May, 2011
Cliveanne

Lovely Place for Coffee!

Yesterday we took a little break from the garden and drove to a hotel that has lovely...

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nariz

30 May, 2011
Nariz

A Happy Cordyline Blog

Having heard so many tales of dead Cordylines I thought I'd show you mine which is...

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lily2

29 May, 2011
Lily2

Early Summer at Normanby Hall

I'd been thinking that we hadn't ventured to Normanby since early April, when the...

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Janey

29 May, 2011
Janey

Walk near my home in the Rother Valley East Sussex abandoned after 2 miles as wind making it very cold.

We do have a few Oast houses in ES but mainly they are over the border in Kent. Nearly...

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drc726

29 May, 2011
Drc726

Chelsea flower show

Wow, we had a fab time and I was impressed the designs were so varied. water wheels,...

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johnrobertson

29 May, 2011
Johnrobertson

More Blooms after the Rain

Clouds looking rather ominous this morning but, so far, no rain. Time for a couple...

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pennyplant

29 May, 2011
Pennyplant

Blooms after the Rain

Hurrah!! The rain eventually moved away. So it was on with the gardening boots,...

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pennyplant

29 May, 2011
Pennyplant

The National Botanic Garden of Wales - Introduction (part 1)

----- Gardd Fotaneg Genedlaethol Cymru---- - This is only 12 miles from my home,...

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hywel

29 May, 2011
Hywel

For all you seed lovers

Hi all, hope you have all had a good weekend so far. Today i just want to share with...

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sensei89

29 May, 2011
Sensei89

Walk through the woods in springtime

This is something I meant to post months ago... but didn't, partly because the photos...

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jennyfer

29 May, 2011
Jennyfer

Sector 1...Digging and Hammering

Sector one hasn't changed much because the weather is making life miserable...AGAIN!...

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Lori

29 May, 2011
Lori

HOSTAS, FERNS & A GRAY WHALE

I was fooling around in the garden today, no not what you think, but pulling out...

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adoons

29 May, 2011
Adoons

Water butts

Maybe people already know this, but it might just come in useful.. I have just bought...

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bill_dingsite

29 May, 2011
Bill_dingsite

Capillary mats

I bought some self-watering wall baskets which had the capillary mats with them,...

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franl155

29 May, 2011
Franl155

Afternoon at Kew Gardens

i only had a few hours spare and i was right by Kew so i thought Why not, it's change...

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surreylad

28 May, 2011
Surreylad

Another update on my patio

Well its starting to come together now, and i'm becoming more impressed every day.....

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bill_dingsite

28 May, 2011
Bill_dingsite

Mrs Hedgehog!

This evening I have seen the return of Mrs Hedgehog in my garden which I have to...

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deadlyrose

28 May, 2011
Deadlyrose

Hostage

Having successfully installed three glass shelves in the bathroom and it being lunch...

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230338

28 May, 2011
230338

Arbouring Desires...

Last year, when my OH and I happened to go out for a drive, we decided that we would...

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floribunda

28 May, 2011
Floribunda

I'm back ..........

Firstly a big thank you to Iagojames for commenting on one of my photos from last...

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kimmy666

28 May, 2011
Kimmy666

Cadanabbia..Lake Como..part 1..

We have just come back from a week's holiday here,and thought you might like to take...

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bloomer

28 May, 2011
Bloomer

Tetrach's Garden Party...

Isn't it great when you finally get to meet the people that you have come to know...

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floribunda

28 May, 2011
Floribunda