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My flowers ..

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 20:44

I water the pots one side of the house one day and the other side the next day. I give them a good soak. Flower beds get the sprinkler about once a week each one. Veg garden every 2 -3 days. Last water bill was about £700 , but that's cheaper than joining the local Golf club! The water board told me there is an underground river here that has never dried up, it was full after the wet winter. It was 30° today.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 17:14

August has been hot and sunny so far, except for one day of not enough rain. 30° today.

Garden Rescue - TV Programme

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 17:09

Agree with Wonky. Alan Titchmarch, much as I normally like him, is just over the top with "Love your Garden". I like Charlie's down to earth presenting style. Missed some recently with family staying, looking forward to catching up with i player in Norfolk when we go.

I would like to see the gardens a year later, too.

How else do you pronounce Geum? I thought it was Geeum and I don't have a regional accent.

My flowers ..

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 16:59

It's hard to remember how old they are. Nelly Moser must be around 10 - 12 years, has been re-potted 3 times. I think John Paul is 3 or 4. Pots are about 45 cms tall.


Posted: 07/08/2016 at 14:49

Daughter and 2 sons, their French OHs, 6 grandchildren and 2 grand nieces have gone. Very quiet here now. They all have 2 proper meals a day - why are they so slim? We have a snack and a meal and far less in the way of biscuits, bread and booze than them.

Sons helped with cooking, had some BBQs. Daughter and DIL helped with washing up. But I spent quite a lot of time in the kitchen.

Really glad that at last I'd managed to get the pool clean enough for them to swim in. It went dark green when we were away in June. The weather was much better than the forecast had said.

But elder daughter and 3 small sons arrive tomorrow. I must go and make beds again and more shopping to be done tomorrow morning. May be another 3 days before I post here again.

Last edited: 07 August 2016 14:51:55

My flowers ..

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 13:22

Golden Philadelphus in a pot

Tess of the d'Urbervilles was rescued from deer, a 6" twig! Pink roses also rescued from deer, now in pots.

Nelly Moser

Star Jasmine in a pot

This clematis, John Paul 2,is flowering now in a pot.

Plants don't mind being in pots, so long as they have enough room and they are fed and watered. Deer were eating my roses on the lower lawn that isn't fenced so I dug up the ones that hadn't died and put them in pots and they were much happier.

Plant ID

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 22:34

Stachys byzantina, as Dave says, but sometimes called Stachys lanata. Lamb's Ears.


Posted: 04/08/2016 at 09:51

Happy Anniversary to Wonky and her lovely Hub (as Dove would say!) Happy Anniversary to Hazel as well.

I hope you have a good time in Amsterdam, Hosta.

I think it is disgraceful that DD doesn't get the money from her B & B when she does all the work.

I have 3 of my children arriving this afternoon with their OHs, 6 grandchildren and 2 DIL's nieces. Will leave them a load of food as we booked ages ago to go to the theatre this evening, Shakespeare.

My flowers ..

Posted: 04/08/2016 at 09:40

There were lots of Roscoea when we visited Bressingham Gardens in June. I'd never heard of them either.

Front garden. Ideas on plants

Posted: 04/08/2016 at 09:06

That sounds fine, I do the same. When I have manure I use that too.

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