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Posted: 26/05/2015 at 18:13

Well done Womble!

I've been planting annuals among the perennials in the middle bed. Also planted around the sundial and nipped all the tops off the broad beans as the blackfly are starting.

2 men came to read the water meter and they said I will have a big bill as there is a leak. Can't find it, must be under the concrete floor in the corridor to the boiler room where the water comes in to the house. Plumber coming tomorrow.


Posted: 26/05/2015 at 07:59

Morning all.

I'm sure it will be fine DD. When one plant has peaked another comes out. So much has come out since my Open Day I'm wondering if it was too soon. Lots of big red poppies now and the Sweet Williams and hardy geraniums are all coming out.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 22:43

Planted up 4 more troughs and 3 pots, begonia "Dragon's Wing", Lobelia, Petunias, Nemesia.


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 22:36

Glad about your Mum, Lesley. Somehow I missed that.

Katherine, do you mean real live ducks? What sort? I used to keep ducks, great characters, but don't let them near your veg garden!

runner bean seeds

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 19:25

Logan, I haven't tried Moonlight. Does it mind hot summers and does it taste like a real runner bean not a French bean?


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 17:31


Chicky, they are autumn sown Sweet Peas, been in a cold frame all winter before planting out.

Dahlia "Bishop of Landaff" isn't hardy here and now they don't sell it any more in the GC so I've lost my three. But the "Bishop's Children" that I sowed from seed are hardy, so is Dahlia "Park Princess", "Arabian Nights" and "Pooh".

I've been mending electric fences, putting horses in a new paddock (happy bunnies) and planting out pots and troughs.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 16:19

What on earth is that, Mrs. G? Looks like a fungus or a particularly revolting giant slug!

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 16:18

Looking good, Matty, and your OH obviously didn't murder them when you were staying with me!

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 16:10

Thank you David.

But what do you mean about the thread?

Another ID please

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 10:21

Thanks for that. It has invaded part of my veggie garden and I didn't know what it was, although it is common.

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weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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