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...and todays identity crisis is...!!!

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 15:41

No 4 is a violet. I think the campanula is too over to tell, but if it had harebell like flowers it is almost certainly a campanula. However, there are many different sorts, blue, pink, purple, tall, short, oval leaves, long leaves???

Number 6 is an achillea or yarrow. Could even be the weed one which is white, but the leaves look better quality.

Number 5 looks like the climber, Star Jasmine or - wait for it! - Trachelospermum Jasminoides. Covered in white perfumed flowers in summer. Can be tender in winter. Mine went black 2 years ago (-17°) but recovered in early summer and grew lots of new leaves. Trim it to keep it tidy and cut off any dead bits in spring. It will wind up a support if you give it one.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 22:44

So sorry about your ring Mrs. G. Know how it feels. Lost my engagement ring one spring, but then I found it in the glove I wore for stoking the fire in the autumn! Then a few years later I lost my wedding ring when gardening. Daughter found it in the gravel path 2 years later just before we moved house!

Shifted 5 barrow loads of heavy wet (keeps raining!) rotted manure from the paddock to veg garden. Shoulders ache.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 12:38

The winter jasmine I know is yellow.

Logistics problem

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 09:04

Mine come and go. Getting them at the moment. But I sometimes go to my settings and click on the box again to encourage it.

why is my new fence wood black and mouldy -is this okay?

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 08:59

It shouldn't be mouldy if it's been pressure treated. If it's gone black then it's stained and may show through your wood stain. I would reject it too.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 08:30

We are going to Bluewater next week on our way South from Stansted airport. I've never been. OH is dreading it!

He took dog for his walk this morning, absolutrly tipped down after they'd left. I didn't go because the cough has turned into a cold, bunged up nose, yuk!

Do the English still have fireworks on 5th Nov.? Or is it now the nearest Saturday? We moved here (France) in 1985 so out of date with various things. 

what's still flowering in your garden?

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 08:24

I forgot my sedums, Autumn Joy included.

Serious stuff......no! Really

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 23:08

We've been watching Poldark on DVDs. Still enjoy the story.

Liked the first Bouquet of Barbed Wire Series.

what's still flowering in your garden?

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 12:35

Dahlias, in spite of the -2 and a frost the other day, cyclamen, Busy-Lizzies in the sheltered places, hardy fuschias, pink gaura, lavatera, zinnias still have flowers but looking a bit sad around the stems, osteospermum, black-eyed Susan, gaillardia, a blue salvia patens, the nasturtiums that seeded themselves, geranium Rozanne, cosmos, a few roses, violas and pansies.

...and todays identity crisis is...!!!

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 12:12

Our posts keep crossing!

Rose pruning is a big subject. It will need pruning. I can't tell if it's a climber or a rambler, but if it's a ramber that repeat flowers (most don't) then I prune them like a climber. Here is what the RHS says. Click on this link.

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/AdviceSearch/profile.aspx?PID=189

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