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Gardening blogs from Apr 2018

How time flies !

I've just realised it's ten years since I first joined Grows on You ! :O It was 22nd...

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hywel

30 Apr, 2018
Hywel

Looking up

Marvellous mackerel skies ... ... heralding my favourite time of year ... ... when...

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terratoonie

30 Apr, 2018
Terratoonie

Help! Suggestions needed.

Hi all, I have a problem. I live on a very busy main road in rural Shropshire. Great...

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jenlewis

30 Apr, 2018
Jenlewis

A feathered friend or two

We have a pair of robins nesting close by. I did spot them mating in the beech tree...

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seaburngirl

29 Apr, 2018
Seaburngirl

Weather!

Well what a change in the weather here (North Lincolnshire) today has been ok but...

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sewingkilla

29 Apr, 2018
Sewingkilla

Harrogate Garden Fair

Hello all,as you can see I went to the spring fair,I did'nt buy much this year but...

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ladybug47

29 Apr, 2018
Ladybug47

The Sad Demise of Heuchera Corner

I had yet another look at my Heucheras today to see if they were growing at last,...

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cottagekaren

29 Apr, 2018
Cottagekaren

Too much going on

What with the weather and pressing (and extremely frustrating) things happening on...

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arbuthnot

29 Apr, 2018
Arbuthnot

After a gloomy rainy start what a surprise find!!!!!!

It began to brighten up around 2pm after the rain had stopped so I went down to the...

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stroller

28 Apr, 2018
Stroller

Actinidia kolomikta

I had an Actinidia kolomikta for many (more than 25?)years growing against the back...

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siris

28 Apr, 2018
Siris

Spring Garden

I start with a photo taken last week of the Prunus Kojo-no-mai. I planted it after...

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scotsgran

28 Apr, 2018
Scotsgran

Optimism??

This is a picture of the Mallard which is the young one of the trio which are almost-residents. "If...

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honeysucklegold

28 Apr, 2018
Honeysuckle..

Weeds & non gardeners

Talking about weeds, my Tom was being unusually helpful & got out a load of couch...

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green_finger

28 Apr, 2018
Green_finger

Mini Vistas

Siris surveys her domain. To the left is a Red Camellia from a cutting taken from...

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siris

27 Apr, 2018
Siris

I have been working on an embroidered 8" square

of linen showing Rosa Canina. It makes a creative hour most afternoons while listening...

8 comments

dianebulley

27 Apr, 2018
Dianebulley

Thursday Jaunt - Pictish Stones and Murton Nature Reserve

Today has been sunny, a few showers and a strong wind. So we took the opportunity...

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cottagekaren

26 Apr, 2018
Cottagekaren

April 26th in my garden

While walking up to the greenhouse this morning I was struck by the amount of pinks...

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homebird

26 Apr, 2018
Homebird

In between the April showers.

A glimpse of the garden today under sunny skies with a few threatening clouds. It...

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wildrose

26 Apr, 2018
Wildrose

Pruning ,Pruning Pruning..like a new haircut.

I've started..But,when I finish a tree? I stand back and feel like I just got a great...

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stan510

25 Apr, 2018
Stan510

From Pond to Scree

After seeing BJS pond within a pot I decided to do the same last year. Unfortunately...

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siris

25 Apr, 2018
Siris

New arrival to my backyard area

today while taking the dog for his morning walk i discovered a new visitor to the...

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vjd

25 Apr, 2018
Vjd

Spud McPat Face

Spud McPat Face Last year I wrote a blog on the very original planting designs our...

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balcony

24 Apr, 2018
Balcony

Spring has arrived along with the colours....

Well we might be running late compared to the last few years but it was worth waiting...

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lincslass

24 Apr, 2018
Lincslass

COLOR IN Jamaica

just recently came back from a great trip in Jamaica, weather was outstanding 86f+...

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vjd

24 Apr, 2018
Vjd

Daylilies 1

My daylilies have really woken up: This is one of 4 areas where I have them, and...

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wylieintheazores

24 Apr, 2018
Wylieinthea..

Our new semi-resident birds!

Today is a typical April day, "April showers", heavier than it looked from indoors,...

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honeysucklegold

24 Apr, 2018
Honeysuckle..

The last week in April ...

I haven't spent as much time in my garden recently, as I normally do-bad weather...

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hywel

23 Apr, 2018
Hywel

The job I hate doing in my garden.

Today I spent three hours scarifying my front lawns. I still have the two back ones...

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linda235

23 Apr, 2018
Linda235

Sad news

Some of you will know My brother was taken into Addenbrooke's hospital with a heart...

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amy2

23 Apr, 2018
Amy2

Woodland walk

Too chilly in a light breeze to sit by the sea, so we drove to the countryside to...

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shirley_tulip

23 Apr, 2018
Shirley_tulip

The Garden has started to blossom

Thanks to last few days of very warm weather everything has started to come to life. The...

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marjories

22 Apr, 2018
Marjories

Garden layout complete!

Just a few not-very-good photos to show some (slow!) progress in our new garden. Lots...

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sheilabub

22 Apr, 2018
Sheilabub

More Flea Market Orchid..

A perfect 75f day here..good to walk around the plant sellers at the local college...

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stan510

21 Apr, 2018
Stan510

Casualties of Winter 2017/8

I put the pots of Sparaxia into the ground when the growth was quite advanced in...

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siris

21 Apr, 2018
Siris

Mid April

Well the last few days of warmth has brought the garden on fast. On Wednesday all...

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seaburngirl

21 Apr, 2018
Seaburngirl

Planting

Well hasn’t it been lovely weather? Makes you feel like doing things doesn’t it?...

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sewingkilla

21 Apr, 2018
Sewingkilla

A quick look around the garden today (20/4/18)

We've had two gloriously sunny, warm days here in the East Midlands. Such a relief...

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homebird

20 Apr, 2018
Homebird

A New Generation

Those of you with long memories may recall a couple of helpers here in the garden...

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AndrewR

19 Apr, 2018
Andrewr

Can we now say it's Spring?

The sun is shining and yesterday I was gardening in a tee-shirt!! So does this really...

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honeysucklegold

18 Apr, 2018
Honeysuckle..

I have found a plant that helps disabled gardeners.

Using it in the right way means I can still do some easy gardening, get out in the...

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dianebulley

18 Apr, 2018
Dianebulley

I Have A Joke For You....

Every Thursday morning I do volunteer work at a local nursing home where I bring...

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loosestrife2

18 Apr, 2018
Loosestrife2

Sunday and Monday, April 15 and 16, 2018

I hope you'll forgive me for this; sharing helps. It started with rain, became...

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Lori

17 Apr, 2018
Lori

got the pip over a tree

hi all ..got a question about an coxs orange pippin I planted in a large pot ..I...

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moneyowen

17 Apr, 2018
Moneyowen

got the pip over a tree

hi all ..got a question about an coxs orange pippin I planted in a large pot ..I...

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moneyowen

17 Apr, 2018
Moneyowen

A couple of pages of Amaryllis

A couple of pages of Amaryllis No,not mine this time! Though mine are now flowering...

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balcony

16 Apr, 2018
Balcony

Making the Most of A Spring Day

Today started off foggy, and I was very disappointed. But then Callum arrived to...

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cottagekaren

14 Apr, 2018
Cottagekaren

The Magnolias

As I have said often, we are getting on in years, and a gardener now is a necessity. My...

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eirlys

14 Apr, 2018
Eirlys

Ascot Spring Garden Show

If you've not heard of the Ascot Spring Garden Show, it's because this is the first...

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AndrewR

13 Apr, 2018
Andrewr

Don't give up too soon !

A few of my Fuchsias had been killed off by that cold weather we had in March because...

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hywel

13 Apr, 2018
Hywel

Some colour at last

Our garden been somewhat neglected the last two months as OH has been ill. We now...

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eirlys

12 Apr, 2018
Eirlys