It may also produce lots of fast-growing vertical shoots (often known as 'water shoots') as a response to hard pruning. If this happens, remove most of them (pull them off rather than cutting them) but leave the ones which are growing somewhere where you want an new branch to grow and nip out the tip which will promote side shoots (= more flowers in the future.)
The plughole is usually big enough to provide enough drainage in a Belfast sink but yours is probably blocked by soil and/or roots. This often happens if they are placed flat on the ground. Remove the soil and unblock the plughole then place the sink on four bricks to leave a gap underneath it. As MrMahonia says, place some broken pots over the plughole which will help to prevent it becoming blocked again when you refill it with soil.
Well, they took BBC3 off air and put it on the internet, so why not do the same to sport? That way they can control who watches it and get reliable viewing figures. Half of Europe watch freesat without paying a licence fee!
I thought it was the Davis cup this time. Just checked and it's golf instead. The tennis is on for most of the rest of the day though..
Tennis again Cloggie.
Like Fairygirl I don't have H. obsidian either but I do have lots heucheras and all my dark leaved ones have done well in shade. In fact, the only ones that didn't do well were planted in full sun which is why I moved them. Fairy: I use other heucheras (yellow and lime green) to set off the dark ones. Citronelle and Key Lime Pie almost glow in the dark!
Well done Laura, you've turned an awkward area you couldn't really use for anything into a lovely new place with lots of possibilities! Looks great even before you've planted it up.
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Same time 8.30pm next Wednesday too!
I just remembered Monty mentioning it's on today instead of Friday!
Looks like leaf miners Berkley although check for small caterpillars - there seem to be a lot about affecting erysimums this year. Not much you can do other than cut back , scrape a layer of soil from beneath them (to remove any leaf miner pupae which drop once they have eaten their fill) and replace with a bit of compost etc and give them a feed. Leaf miner damage looks bad but doesn't cause lasting effects.