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10/05/2012 at 11:14
pottiepam wrote (see)

I love Gardenfantic's Cupids Dart. I must try and get some seed. Not too many summer flowering blue flowers.

pottiejam.. i will harvest some for you if you like.. they are pale licla blue.. lovely.. thou not tried to harvest their seeds as like isaid once you got it hard to get rid of.. they grow about 3ft tall and if you keep cutting off dead flowers they just keep coming back... it dies down over winter and reshoots spring.. it is 8ins tall already.. message me your addi and i will send some when ready.

10/05/2012 at 11:16

wintersong.. hers is my woodland garden.. only started it end last year then off with borken should so just getting back onto it.. will look much better next year when everything has got etablished better.. jsut got to get the bark for paths round and removed the grass..or should i say moss.. as that is all that grows there..

10/05/2012 at 11:18

and this is all mine and mums summer bedding waiting to go out..

 as you can see i use anythign and everything i can get hold off to put them in.

10/05/2012 at 11:29

@gardeningfantic, Wow you've been busy! I did a few annuals last year to fill gaps but this year I was hoping to leave gaps for excuses to buy more plants

I love your mini woodland! I especially love ferns for their vibrant colour, the shape of their crosiers in spring and the lush look they create in the summer with autumn shades to boot! I have four in my garden so far and hope to increase their number whenever possible (my local B&Q doesn't stock a huge range)

It's been extremely wet here again but warmer on the plus side! I took a turn around the garden this morning with some surprise, there seems to have been a bit of a boost to some plants with everything starting to lush up more!

10/05/2012 at 11:34

@wintersong.. yeah i love ferns..mum got me some at morrisons.. going for £1 each.. so have got them ready to go in.. at the moment i have to clear the small violets as seen on right side of pic under fern.. they have spread like wildfire this year.. love the little flowers and their scent is amazing.

i am really wanting a tree fern.. but told they do not like my garden is ouot the window until the tress and hedges have grown up some more..

yes everything is looking lush and green.. but i need the sun for things to start flowering and opening up..i have one tall iris which as been 2 years in the waiting for the flower.. and it has benin bud for 3 weeks now.. and just starting to pop out.. it is suposed to be peach/apricot and purple colour.. has a huge thick stem.. wil put picture on when it does open.

10/05/2012 at 12:22

@pottie-pam-the chicks are now under cover-what Kate likes to call the penthouse suite and living the high-life -I will be installing a swimmining pool for them at some point.

Have completed most of my tasks,grass cut,rescue petunias potted up,need to check hanging baskets,supervise the end packing process and worry about waking up on time.

Cody has gone to the kennels

10/05/2012 at 12:40

Good afternoon all,

Today the weather isn't nearly as beautiful as yesterday's. Lots of rain and apparently we're in for some thunderstorms with hail and gusty winds. Grrrrrr.   

So lots of people will be travelling this weekend. I hope you'll all arrive safely at your destinations and of course, have a lovely wedding / holiday / weekend. KG, I hope you can get some decent sleep; when me and OH travelled to New Zealand we slept for 20 hours after our arrival and after that everything was fine, no more jetlag.

So Geoff, all set then. Will Margret be doing her duty again? Hopefully Cody will like his stay at the kennels. Oh, and look out for those notorious pick-pockets.

Kate , good news about the flower making. 

10/05/2012 at 13:25

@gardeningfantic impressive greenhouse

@Geoff Cody will be fine with the other dogs

I have done shopping for emergency biscuits and I am now off for a wander around the garden.

10/05/2012 at 14:10

@gardeningfantic Wow! That's a lot of stuff to go in! Very nice.

Hurling it down again here to the point of the garden re-flooding. It was just getting dried out! Went out anyway last night and put in a couple of aquilegias that the OH picked up at the plant nursery. My neighbours must think I'm insane...

10/05/2012 at 14:25

FC-Margaret is coming round this afternoon to receive final instructions-pick-pocket advice noticed-an acquaintance who has a flat in Alicante had her purse taken recently

Just to be boring here is the latest forecast

10/05/2012 at 14:50

Why don't they have a green smiley? I'm green with envy after looking at that forecast. So you'll come back to be The Bronze Adonis once again? Hopefully Margaret will recognize you and mrs Geoff. Have a safe journey and enjoy the warmth and sun.

10/05/2012 at 15:02

Hope you haven't sneeked your speedos in your case, Geoff. Enjoy your holiday

10/05/2012 at 15:37

Wow--gardening fanatic---that is an impressive amount of plants! Geoff, I hope you enjoy your holiday, and that Cody has a good kennel.

We have sunshine for the foreseeable,although it's not really going to warm up until the weekend. I have yet to plant out my Lablab beans or malabar spinach,but the toms are in their outside pots.Today I will be erecting trellis and posts--yesterday I finally mortared in the retaining wall and almost finished the pathway. I will have two new beds to plant up once the fence is finished!

I have to deliver a surprise sherry bundt cake to my friend, as it is her birthday, then it's back to the wars!

10/05/2012 at 16:09

Geoff - have a lovely holiday

Kate - I hope everything goes well with the wedding

Pam x

10/05/2012 at 16:14

I am so fed up with this weather

My greenhouses are stuffed to the gills and I need to get the plants outside to harden off - frost is forecast

 Pam x

10/05/2012 at 16:56
Woo hoo! My 2 free T&M clematis have finally arrived! Now more gardening in the rain getting them potted up. Pam, that is also a serious amount of plants!
10/05/2012 at 17:02

@lilylouise thanks for your good wishes, those greenhouses look stuffed, we need some sunshine.

10/05/2012 at 17:19

Pottie pam ,lilylouise pam and FC -thanks -the packing is completed-now this time tomorrow..................

Lilyloiuse pam-I hope you have homes for all those plants

10/05/2012 at 17:37

@Rob, tell us what varieties

@Geoff, we will miss your witty banter!

Forecast is clear and dry for the weekend here so I'm well happy.

10/05/2012 at 18:05

@ Geoff - bring back some sunshine for us all please!

And to all - this has I must admit given me the heebie jeebies. Looks like we've got another pest on a lily beetle scale on its way.