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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 10:16

And these are the stars in my garden at the moment, rudbeckias.

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 They are all a bit battered by last night's heavy rain and the weekend storms. We had some huge hail which have made holes in the tomatoes.

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 The one above is a big one, Goldquelle.

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 I like it against this dark dahlia.

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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 10:08

On the page before the Bearded One mentioned African Blue Basil. Here is my African Basil that Lily Louise gave me when we visited her garden (NGS) when we were in England.

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MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 09:16

Morning all. Much cooler today, may get some gardening done. OH is off to England today to see his family. I'm staying here with dog and horses.

GH tomatoes been cropping for about 4 weeks, but usually I start picking in June from a couple of early plants, not this year - too cold and wet. Outdoor ones only starting from the last week. Some got damaged in recent hailstorm.

whats-the-best-or-worst-tools-you-have-and-why

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 09:11

I think the best garden tools are English and the best secateurs are Swiss.

The worst fork I ever bought was French, from my local GC. It had a horrid long wooden handle, just straight with no formed end and wide tines. It was heavy, clumsy, woouldn't enter the ground properly and the handle snapped after not very long. It was some years ago when you couldn't buy English style garden forks here.

I love my little stainless steel hand fork, but one tine is bent and now the GC here doesn't sell them any more, for a while they sold "made in England" ones. I'll have to get one in England in September.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 22:46

Thank you Chicky. Lovely, but tiring.

I'm too mean, or perhaps not well off enough, to buy more than one at a time. It's a bit of a waiting game. That was 1 tall yellow one about 7 years ago, then 1 Moorheim Beauty about 5 years ago, then one behind that which is only 2 and not quite out yet, forgotten it's name but I think the label is still there. But as soon as they get going I split them and spread them out a bit more. This spring the yellow one was big enough to go in another bed too.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 22:40

Evening all, bit late I know.

KEF thank you for wondering about me. Family all left on Monday, 19 for lunch on Sunday, including 8 small children!

Have done the odd post on other threads but the evening one is meal then chat time once children were in bed.

Slept 10 hours last night!

I gave up riding while the children were growing up. Have ridden regularly until this year. Am getting stiffer in the joints and first it rained non-stop then it was in the 30s and I'm a bit of a fair weather rider now I'm in my 60s. I have 2 Lusitano mares, but only ride one, other is too nervy now I'm older.She's taken early retirement at 18!

basic-secateur-information

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 22:29

I like bypass secateurs for pruning roses. My favourite make is Felco, but they are a lot more expensive than £5, I think they are worth it, my cheap ones always broke or went blunt.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 22:24

Lovely colours Mrs. G. I buy plants when on holiday in England to remind me.

My garden is looking end of summerish, but at least the veggie garden is producing. Loads of French beans, but poor runners as it has been very hot - in the 30s. Cooler now so perhaps the flowers won't drop off.

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wyre-forest-why

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 18:22

Oh, just clicked on avator photo to get to them but still says Wyre Forest with a blank face. I'll try clicking on Forum posts.

wyre-forest-why

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 18:20

Thanks Daniel. I'll look at my messages.

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