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Posted: 16/08/2014 at 19:09

Panda - purply blue, with a white sparkly flower on the big one 

East Anglia Forkers Outings

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 19:06

Not from East Anglia, but my Mum was - so can I be an honourary member ??

Would love to join you at Beth Chattos if you go on the last Sat of September

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 18:57

LOVE the general Bob - and two flushes of flowers too - what a stunner.  Well done on your dahlia - the slugs had all mine


Posted: 16/08/2014 at 18:48

Oh - you managed it.  Great chillis, and healthy looking budd too


Posted: 16/08/2014 at 18:46

I can still post pics OL - heres one to keep you going on your countdown....



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

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Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Anyone know a good one? 
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