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Pam - but I love hydrangeas !! Collecting them like hellebores now - I've got a blue one, and a white one, and a red one, and some pinky long flowered ones and a couple that don't grow flowers so much as footballs !
Morning everyone - am I really the first up?
Cuppa first - then GH check. Managed a trip to the GC yesterday lunchtime - cane out with yet more bags of compost (where does it all go) and propagator lids. Was tempted by white foxgloves - kept telling myself I could grow them from seed. But then I won't get flowers til next year. And these ones looked so big and healthy .....
Can feel a return trip coming on.
Enjoy your days, everyone
Morning all - well you're the first on here this morning Chicky - I was busy dealing with a query on wormcasts on someone's lawn.
Go on, just one or two (three would look better) lovely white foxgloves - then they can self-seed everywhere - job done
Go on chicky-Dove's right. 3 would be lovely
Work then see what the weather's doing. More seeds to sow and a few things to re pot. will find somewhere to plant the white broom I bought and geta walk too.
Have a good all
morning ladies think i definately need foxgloves
Good Morning ALL
Verdun hope you are feeling a bit better as i know you have been quite poorly but been putting a brave face on especially on here.
I'll get me coat
Yes, hope Verdun's feeling better now that Spring is really here
Brum- it's all that time he spends on his throne that's the problem..
Getting my coat right now.....
Rain heading in for tomorrow in the south and west I hear and headin 'oop north' for Thursday which- I hate to say-we're needing
Blackest-foxgloves-good shout. The pale ones are very nice
Hope everyone's lurgy will diminish with the ever lightening skies
Morning all. Nothing to add this morning except - Have a great day!
my foxgloves haven't stirred yet, still a rosette at ground level. I love the white ones with the brown footprints inside.
I've got seeds for a beautiful looking white foxglove, but I'm a bit suspicious of biennials - 2 years before you get any flowers and then they die on you. I'm wondering about the perennial ones - developed by T and M, incidentally. The pink ones look great.
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Hi all my foxgloves haven't stirred yet, still a rosette at ground level. I love the white ones with the brown footprints inside.
Nut-I love the idea of 'footprints'. They're made by us fairies you know..
Verdun .... get your coat nice to know you are feeling a bit better
Morning all other forkers .... have a pleasant day
Fairy - since he became Sir, he has not got OFF his throne !
Gardening Grandma wrote (see)
I've got seeds for a beautiful looking white foxglove, but I'm a bit suspicious of biennials - 2 years before you get any flowers and then they die on you. I'm wondering about the perennial ones - developed by T and M, incidentally. The pink ones look great. I've got perennial foxgloves in my garden although they can be difficult to find and are a little less robust than the biennial type. Worth the trouble imo It's a day off for me today so I will be sowing seeds for the first time this year. I don't have a green house and no spare funds to buy a cold-frame, whilst last year's windowsill efforts were a disaster. Hopefully, an improvement in temps for next couple of weeks will get them off to good start. It's raining here, but the ground needs it much
I've got perennial foxgloves in my garden although they can be difficult to find and are a little less robust than the biennial type. Worth the trouble imo
It's a day off for me today so I will be sowing seeds for the first time this year. I don't have a green house and no spare funds to buy a cold-frame, whilst last year's windowsill efforts were a disaster. Hopefully, an improvement in temps for next couple of weeks will get them off to good start.
It's raining here, but the ground needs it much
Morning. Late again. Raining here. Not happy but pleased I cut the grass yesterday.
Looks like housework, sorry to swear, is on the cards. That's what I like about Summer, you can ignore all the dirt and dust and walk out the backdoor without a conscience. Perhaps I'll put dark glasses on.
I'm catching up with myself. Know this is the wrong thread as it's nighttime, but as all you sleepy heads have disappeared and, once again, I'm left all on my own, thought I would mention that Daniel hopes that whatever it is they are working on will hopefully be done this week. I understand they are revamping the forum, or something like that and working flat out to get it done. That's probably why the site has been so slow tonight.
I expect Brum may know about this too and anyone else who has complained.
Also, I have been reading through lots of threads before I pop to bed and I have to say how great they all are. Smashing people, all trying to help each other, all being pleasant. Ain't life grand.
We're simply the best - right Verdun.
Good morning all Yes the site was slow last night wasn't it - I went to bed early.
Figrat - thanks for the reminder - I did remember to go to the GC and get a garden thermometer - I've just been out to check and it got down to +1C last night (well, it's still there) but that's a definate improvement on recent nights I'm sure.
I also got a new pot for my lollipop bay which is in urgent need of repotting, some Blood,Fish & Bone, a big plastic saucer to use as a birdbath at work, some bird food and some wild-type foxglove seeds. I've got a plan - you may remember that I'm retiring later this year? What! You didn't know? I've mentioned it often enough I'm sure .......................... Anyway, where I work has Fox in it's name and is in the middle of some mature slightly unkempt gardens which I've sort of kept an eye on rather than leave it to the random strimming of the chaps who mow the lawns. I'm going to scatter foxglove seeds in sheltered spots under the apple and cherry trees, in the bed by my window and some other little corners - no one will notice anything this year (they're not "gardeners") but next summer, when I'm not there, there will be foxgloves flowering all over the place - and they'll be there for ever - I'll have left an indelible mark
Dove- that is such a lovely idea. and leaving your 'mark' in a positive way for others to enjoy is really something special.
I had no idea you were retiring though- don't think anyone else did either as you've never mentioned it .. and at such a young age too- only 27.....
Verdun sorry i didn't see your post here yesterday- was busy spring cleaning my wings..
Work today then hopefully do something in the garden before the rain comes. Need to order fence for front and still miles of it to paint in the back Hope everyone has a good day today
Morning Dove and Fairy
Dove - what a lovely idea - you are a modern day Miss Willmott !
Went back to the GC yesterday lunchtime, reasoning went as follows:
Advantages of buying white foxgloves-
1. I have a loyalty card at the GC so they would earn me points
2. They were on 3 for 2 offer
3. Deer don't eat them (or not the pink ones anyway) so I can plant them wherever I like
Disadvantages of buying white foxgloves-
1. Couldn't think of any, no matter how hard I racked my brain ....