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Posted: 04/08/2015 at 06:58

Morning all -another day dawns, and I can see blue sky

Popped into a GC at lunchtime and was tempted by something called a scabious centaurea - looked like a cross between the two.  Has anyone grown it?  Had lovely tall, wavy flowers like a centaurea montana, but held on scabious like stalks.  As I have heard others say .....I have just the spot

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 06:53

Thanks Susan

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 06:51

Yay  Pictures are back 

Heres one of my patch this weekend - more to follow this evening



Posted: 03/08/2015 at 06:48

morning all (said quietly, in little letters, so as not to wake Fidget up)

another week at the madhouse beckons 

Dull and grey here, after a lovely day yesterday - at least summer picked a weekend day to show her face.

be good everyone   Smilies are back 

foxglove and delphiniums

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 23:30
I'd wait until the autumn, when you know they are not going to be short of water to settle in. If you can see roots out the bottom of the pot before then, then I would move them to the next pot size - the bigger they are when it comes to planting time, the better.

foxglove and delphiniums

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 23:17
Different answers for each . I put seed grown foxgloves in the ground in their first autumn, but grow delphiniums on in pots (keep moving them up a size when you can see roots poking out the bottom of the pot) until the frosts have passed next spring.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 23:06
Amazing photo David - do they visit your garden often?

Your gardens are looking wonderful Winter, Dove, Runny, Lyn and Verdun. I do love other people's garden photos, so thank you for sharing.

Runaway melons Bob - do you think you'll get any fruit to ripen in there, or is it simply a bid for world domination?


Posted: 02/08/2015 at 22:28
Fidget, you are making me chuckle

Best keep the alkaseltzer handy for the morning


Posted: 02/08/2015 at 22:25
Sounds like a good afternoon Fidget

Was a beautiful day here today - feeling pretty pleased that I cleared most of the visible weeds, plus a load of deadheading and a bit of pruning. Feeling a bit achey now ....out of practice with this gardening lark.


Posted: 02/08/2015 at 21:28
Enjoy your grandchildren Lizzie and Liri

Looking forward to photos of the triangle border as it progresses Panda

Settling down for Beechgrove on the planner now ..... Syl

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