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Posted: 23/08/2016 at 22:25

Echinaceas don't like my garden, nor does Anemone Wild Swan  Well done for the White Swan.

I have rudbeckias, heleniums, salvias, phlox, penstemens, phygelius, hardy geraniums, dahlias, fuschias, echinops ritro, and can't remember what else, out at the moment, various different sorts. And annuals and roses.


Posted: 23/08/2016 at 21:55

Congratulations to Obelixx and Lesley for anniversaries and Happy Birthday to Fairylet.

It was 31° here today. We went to visit DIL, her OH and 2 grandchildren (OH's) at the campsite where they are on holiday in Dordogne. We all went out to lunch in nearby town and paddled in the river, which was freezing!

My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 21:40

Oh silly me! Must be tired.  Busy day seeing OH's grandchildren on holiday here.

My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 20:59

Thank you for admiring my rudbeckias, GD. I water them every other day, a very good soak. It's been hot here sometimes in the early 30s.

AYM, what sort of White Swan is it? I only know anemone White Swan and it isn't that.

Crikey, that's some Cosmos! Why are mine so pathetic?


Posted: 22/08/2016 at 22:22

Hello all. Been out all day seeing daughter 2. Went to a restaurant by a river for lunch. Ate outside. There was a playground for the grandchildren. Then we went to a pretty part of the river where there was a dam and a bathing beach.


Posted: 22/08/2016 at 22:01

My favourites were Charlotte Dujardin and Nick Skelton winning their gold medals. Including Nick's chin and the way he hugged his groom and his horse.

My flowers ..

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 22:21

Zinnia "Profusion Fire", Salvia Farinacea (annuals), new Day Lily that I've forgotten the name of. The red and white dahlia was very cheap in supermarket, no name on it but it's come up for 3 years without being dug up in winter.

OH was a physicist, then worked with computers, retired, took up piano aged 70 and doing amazingly well.


Posted: 21/08/2016 at 21:32

Thanks Wonky, mid twenties is great. Forecast here later this week is too hot, into the 30s. Glad he liked dinner. We had ours on the terrace. Cooler after the rain, I even wore a cardi!

My flowers ..

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 21:27

Rudbeckia Denver Daisy


Just been catching up. Been busy with family visits and charity BBQ.

Gorgeous flowers everyone. My garden has been suffering from heat and drought. It's just rained, but did it have to do it on the day of my BBQ  But no one seemed to mind, they just all squeezed indoors when the rain came down, 39 of them! At least the garden is happier.

Plant propagation

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 21:09

I start off with electric propagators on window sills, then move them into the GH when it gets milder. Good luck with your new garden.

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