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ID please

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 09:01


If the leaves are big and shiny and a bit exotic looking then it's Acanthus Mollis. If they are rather spikey and very indented round the edges then it's Acanthus Spinosus.

Photo is Spinosus


Forgive me Father, for I have sinned!

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 08:53

We use our flame thing for lighting the bonfire too. Tried it on weeds but the perennial ones just grew back.


Posted: 02/07/2015 at 08:50

Morning all. 30° forecast for today, 36° for tomorrow.

We are going to an 80th birthday party today, but I rather wish we weren't. We are going to England on Sunday and 3 of my children have announced they will be staying here, with 7 grandchildren over next weekend as it's a long one with 14th a bank holiday. They want to see son 2's new baby. But we won't be here. I usually make up all the beds for them. I must do housesitter's room too.

House needs a clean, the spiders have been busy. String must be cut off the hay bales in the shelter for the horses. And lots of other things need doing before we go.


Posted: 01/07/2015 at 19:31

I ate some of the Dundee cake , didn't nick it though - honest!

I was very near your local lake this afternoon DD. I'm going to lend my little grey mare to a 16 year old girl who lives near the lake. I'm hardly riding now, no one to ride with either as all my riding friends say they are too old and this girl has grown out of her pony. Her father and stepmother have horses and ride too. Two of the paddocks are by the river and their horses were sploshing about keeping cool under the trees. Lena would like that.


Posted: 01/07/2015 at 13:05

Did some weeding and planting of annuals to fill in gaps when it was cooler this morning, watered them well. Now 31°.


Posted: 01/07/2015 at 09:28

Mine are in big pots, so heavy, but I haven't got a fruit cage.

Jardins Ouvert/Open Garden

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 08:58

But, DD, it isn't all over. Aren't you opening again on 12th July with 2 other gardens?

Forgive me Father, for I have sinned!

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 08:56

Is that why I have tennis elbow? But it's coming back again damn stuff.


Posted: 01/07/2015 at 08:53

We had a thunderstorm in the night with some heavy rain! Not forecast. But will be a scorcher today.

I have 3 blueberries, one fruited earlier than the others, lovely big fruits. The second is fruiting now, smaller berries but the birds have found out. I put fleece on it but there was a wind in the night and it came off. The birds have stripped it.

Red Hot Pokers & Ants

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 22:37

My poker flowers only last about 2 weeks.

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