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Posted: 30/05/2015 at 08:45

Morning - blue skies here too.  FiL coming to watch cup final, but that shouldn't stop me getting out in the garden.

i've got gaura to plant too Verdun, but mine are the white ones (bridal something).  I usually find about half get through the winter, but I treat them like penstemon and overwinter cuttings to fill the gaps.  They are a lovely plant.

quite fancy the crambe cordifolia that Monty showed on GW last night for the back of our borders - does anyone grow it ???

other tasks for the weekend are to weed out all the forget-me-nots and plant up my summer pots

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 29/05/2015 at 21:51

I think the angelica is looking great Fidget - a real statement.  Those aquilegias are soooo pretty too.  I have a couple you gave me last year, but they haven't flowered yet ....will keep you posted


Posted: 29/05/2015 at 19:05

PS my courgettes didn't even germinate - am going to try and find some small plants in the GC this weekend


Posted: 29/05/2015 at 19:03

KEF - you're a hero  The GPs sound quite a responsibility

Welcome home Yvie and Lesley .....hope you get some time in your gardens this weekend.

School friends left for home - had a lovely afternoon catching up, and have promised not to leave it a decade before we do it again.

torrential rain gave way to glorious evening here too - about to go out on my bike for a spin

Aphids on my sweet peas

Posted: 29/05/2015 at 13:34

I had a problem with aphids on my sweetpeas last year - hung up a birdfeeder, and within a week they were gone.  Those blue/great/coal tits did a fantastic job


Posted: 29/05/2015 at 10:12

 Persisting down here now be quick Dove, its on its way

Ring stakes for Rudbeckia

Posted: 29/05/2015 at 08:28

I grow goldsturm, indian summer, cherry brandy and rustic dwarves .....have never needed a stake. 

Primrose - i grow from seed every year, and will be putting mine out in a couple of weeks (once I have got round to clearing the forget-me-not forest).  The slugs like them when they are young, but apart from that they are pretty tough for me.


Posted: 29/05/2015 at 08:20

Winter - don't think I'd be able to pass one of today's driving tests.  Its the "hazard perception" quiz that gets me every time.  Whats wrong with being aware of lampposts and pillar boxes as potential threats to your well being

 Just had to google Millenium Falcon ....sci fi not my strong point .....used to hide behind the sofa for Dr Who and Star Trek, and never really got over it


Posted: 29/05/2015 at 07:21

Interesting Verd - we have heavy rain forecast to arrive here  in about an hour .....wonder if it will miss us too?


Posted: 29/05/2015 at 07:15

Morning DD - seems I wasn't first after all

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All my hellebores have distorted leaves🙄 
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New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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