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Hi all. FG, my experience with the lighter green heucheras is that they need plenty of shade in damp conditions and don't do well in full sun - might influence your planting position. Still too hot to do the much work on the front garden makeover (it's a South facing sun trap) but a few clouds and a bit of breeze now, so time to finish the coffee and get stuck back in!
Stop going on about the sunshine you lot - overcast and a northerly breeze here in Norfolk
Thanks Bob - they're both in pots just now and I sat them together and they looked really well together. I'll find a little place where they get some shade from other plants probably- a huge pot of dianthus is next to them just now giving them enough shelter from the sun. I don't want them in too dark a spot either or the viola won't stand out.
Dove - can you send us a little fret to cool us down
Morning you lot Where were you all yesterday? Out in the garden ?
The sun came out about 5pm here yesterday, just as I was going indoors to cook supper
I presume you lot were all topping up your tans
Morning all am here Dove what a lovely morning just watered the back garden birds are singing away and the bees that are about the 4 Kiwi plants i have must be a dozen anyway there never away from those plants even the wife noticed that. To take daughter and 3 friends into Glasgow airport later there off to Spain for 10 days then on way back am going to the GC for a look thinking of getting a couple of Astrantia which i seen at the first garden we visited on Sat outing have a good day all.
Morning all. Later this morning as I've got everything planned 'till the end of the week so gave myself a lie in this morning. Already a beautiful day here.
Have a wonderful day everyone
Morning all. Lovely day again, here. need a rest today after sorting the front garden yesterday. Off for a few days on Friday, so I expect I'll come home with a couple of plants (or so). Garden is filled with plants from different holidays. Nice memories.
Have a good day, everyone.
Morning all. Been for a wander round the garden, but forgot I was wearing bedroom slippers, now sodden with dew!
Going to tackle the awful Virginia creeper which is incredibly vigourous and grows all over the shrubs. It's even found it's way into the veg garden on the other side of the house. Previous owner planted it in late 70s. I hate it.
Andy... you can go to the top of the class today, and a gold star.
Verd, Cornwall played better on day 2, but poor effort on day one leaves them likely to lose today, unless they bowl Wilts out cheaply. Have lost some good players since winning the minor counties championship last year. 2 good young players batted beautifully yesterday. Lovely to watch. Dinner with good friends and home by 11pm.
Right off to work - have a good day folks - see you later
Mornig all. Bye Dove!
Another hot day here. Was too hot and tired to do anything last night after painting fence. By the time I got dinner etc it was after 8 so just relaxed. The thermometer said 31 in the late afternoon. Not sure how accurate it is but it certainly felt like that!
Andy - take a short detour and go to McLaren's Nursery by Lugton...........make sureyou remortgage your house first..
No woody, Wiltshire must be cheating. Or, sun was in the Cornish guys' eyes!
Andy, my favourite Astrantia is one called Jumble Hole....beautiful jewel-like white flowers. And Sunningdale variegated....lovely foliage. Anyway, they're all good plants so good luck
81 degrees today. Should get some cooling sea breezes mid day though. Not a cloud in the sky yesterday and expect it to be same today.
Earlier. The garden was full of scent from Regale lilies as I took quick tour around.
and, crocosmia Lucifer suddenly flowering ...much maligned cos of its thuggish montbretia cousins lucifer has fine, clear green spear like foliage and those wonderful vermillion red flowers shooting into the sky. Wonderful time of year.
Keep cool folks
Hi Verd. Have a question about hellebores which I'll do later as I'm off to work now.
Are you going back to old money with the temperature to make it sound higher?
Have a good day- presume you're volunteering.
Oky doky Fairygirl..
I guess I did... It's just the magical 80 degree mark, isn't it?
Yes volunteering later. It will be hot. Have nice day
Morning everyone Beautiful clear skies here and for once I can enjoy it...day off! Love the name of that Astrantia Verdun. Not heard of it so gonna google see what it looks like.... Pretty and just found one with my name! Have to get that one.
Morning all that's left and belated morning to those already gone.
Took me ages yesterday to realise who The Lone Gardener was Bev. Should have called yourself The Lone Ranger and then I could have been Tonto.
Already warm and I've woke up tired. Bev would know what I mean. Nothing planned except a bit of washing and keeping cool.
Hope all you busy bees have a good day.
Beautiful here this morningvery warm night,vey difficult to sleep even with all the windows open.
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Early morning watering rounds completed,lovely at about 6 o clock.
Verdun your crocosmia is much earlier than mine,looks like about another 2/3 weeks yet before it flowers.
Very disappointing red hot pokers this year,much smaller than usual,less of them and they did,nt seem to last as long.
Anyone know much about using Swiss chard,? I was given a few plants which have really grown well, but not too sure about when it is harvested or ideas for using.
Thanks FG just printed of the directions to it so will try and get along today if not another day looks a great place need to sow my pockets up i think. Woody when the teacher said that to me they also said leave your bag & books you will be back down shortly.
Hi Gilly harvest now. Just take off the leaves you want to use...and stems too if not too old...very tasty. Use as you would spinach very similiar in flavour but I do prefer chard to spinach.
Is Bev the lone gardener? I didn't guess. Saw her on another thread, didn't click on profile as they aren't working.
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