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Posted: 22/08/2015 at 10:00

Lovely day promised here too - i'm popping down to the south coast to see my sister's new house.  Our rain is due to sweep in tomorrow - so will have to make the most of today.

hope sick ones are soon on the mend.

and 18th celebration preparations go according to plan - like her choice of cake.


Posted: 21/08/2015 at 18:25

 Ahhhhh !  Those were the days .......

Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 08:57

Is that Ember glow?

Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 08:57
Verdun wrote (see)

kniphofia, dwarf helenium and salvia patens


That one !

Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 08:54

Thanks guys - will check out that CGF site this evening

Verdun - i was admiring one of your K's on the picture thread - the one with the


Posted: 21/08/2015 at 08:50

Morning all - back at work today after my mid-week-mini-break......but only one day til the weekend.  Was so nice to wake up this morning without any underlying stressy thoughts ......its been a long summer

Congratulations on the 100th Fairy. Thats some achievement - loved the celebratory banner. Hope Dove's plumber is performing miracles right this very minute.  And I'll be keeping my eyes out for you Hosta, as you are spending the weekend on my patch - looks like you are meant to be bringing the sunshine with you

hope back is easier today Pdoc, and that Lily finally got some sleep

laters ......

Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 18:30

i have a couple of kniphofias that are doing well, but flower in June.  Does anyone have recommendations for ones that are in flower now?  I'm looking for something quite fiery, so in the reddy orange spectrum rather than pale yellow or cream. 

Many thanks


Posted: 20/08/2015 at 17:55

Thanks folks

Topbird - cycling was nearly all on cycle tracks in the parks, with a couple of very short road stretches, where he got us to huddle together ("like wildebeests" ) and follow his lead - at no point did I feel that myself or chicklets were unsafe .....and believe me, I can worry for England.  Plenty of stops to see and hear anecdotes about the sights we were passing too.  It was run by Fat Tire bikes (but I am sure other companies are available)


Posted: 20/08/2015 at 17:31

Well done to your niece KEF - sounds like a multi talented young lady who will go far.  Littlest chicklet did brill too....we are so, so proud of her

Bike ride through the sights of London was fantastic yesterday - would highly recommend it, even if you know the city well.  I now know where the term "pickling" comes from ....not sure Branston will ever be the same again.

Raining today, so me and the chicklets became "ladies who lunch" for the day, to celebrate the fact that all their hard graft earlier in the year paid off.  And tonight, I might even treat myself to a glass of something bubbly

It's my birthday

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 09:01

 Happy Birthday Panda .......have a fun filled day

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