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Posted: 16/08/2014 at 18:41

Oooh well done Ggirl...... waiting anxiously for pics here

Have a great night out Dove and a fab picnic tomorrow.

Panda, you have reminded me its time to weed my patio too - how do plants always find their way in those tiny cracks.  Thought of you today as I was having my toes "pimped"

Bought a deep blue hydrangea called Zorro as a tq for lovely NNB - she too is plagued by deer, but they leave the macrophyllia ones alone.  Managed to resist all other temptations (apart from crunchie ice cream).  

Feet up with a cuppa now..... ahhhhhhhhhhh


Posted: 16/08/2014 at 11:32

Oh, and BM - GW won't appear on the iPlayer this week as there wasn't one (athletics) ....and there was me staying up til 9.30 especially 


Posted: 16/08/2014 at 11:30

One thing i noticed on holiday - after about 4 days of sea, sun and no gardening, my hands and nails looked like a "normal" person's ..... It was quite disconcerting


Posted: 16/08/2014 at 11:25

Hi LB - not sure a spare room is ideal for lavender - can you find a place outside and rig up some sort of shelter for them ?  Maybe some old bricks and a plank, or under a garden bench ?


Posted: 16/08/2014 at 11:21

Think Dove's your lady OL

Morning all.  Bit of a post holiday tidy up required here, inside and out.  But first a trip into town for passport photos for littlest Chicklet (luckily have no trips planned for a while so don't need a quick turnaround), plus a trip to GC to get a pressie for lovely NNB who did such a wonderful job of keeping the garden alive whilst we were away - its a time consuming job, and when its not your own its quite some commitment.  Whilst at GC will be looking for aster Monch - i planted some last year that have disappeared, but the ones that have survived are thriving, so will give it another go.

really pleased that my cuttings (agastache, penstemmon, lavender) seem to have also survivedmy absence ...... maybe I should go away more often


Posted: 15/08/2014 at 19:06

OL - Me

But as i have not admitted that on here before, more likely Dove or Verd

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 19:03

Ahhhhh OL - what a star

Some really great pics on here - so excited to see Verdun has a new camera - loved those agastache and milkshake - and wild swan is always a star.  Have finally found a place they are happy in my garden and have 3 thriving clumps.  I will not admit to how many I killed before the perfect place was found, for fear of being reported to the wild swan protection society

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 18:50

What beautiful pictures from you all

LilyP, have not seen your garden before, and am now swooning.  Any before and after photos to help us share the journey?  You must spend hours out there - what bliss


Posted: 15/08/2014 at 18:41

Mine grew pretty quickly - might be worth potting them on before winter sets in.  I agree with the others though - coldframe and quite dry for their first winter then they really romp away

Creating a Wildflower meadow garden.

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 07:56

The best meadow book i have is by Pam Lewis from Sticky Wicket - i agree that the Christopher Lloyd one is more of a coffee table picture book.  There is also an informative one by Charles Flower () called Where have all the Flowers Gone .... But he is a bit of an enthusiast for glyphosphate, which put me off a bit......maybe thats where all his flowers went

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