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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 14:10

Lovely pics folks - there is still so much colour out there

i grew heliotrope from seed this year and it was pretty easy.  Got some good sized plants by growing them on in the greenhouse.  However, when I planted them out they got completely decimated by slugs, in a way that none of my other plants did.  I only had one plant make it through to flowering (although that is very nice, it just looks a bit odd on its own).  So undeceided whether to bother again next year.  If I go for it, slug pellets will be needed


Posted: 13/09/2015 at 10:17

Welcome back Fairy - stunning photos.  Glad you all had such a good time - good to have happy memories and create a few more too.

Forecast here seems to have changed its mind, and rain seems to be saving itself til tomorrow, so might get out there and plant some plants later


Posted: 12/09/2015 at 09:31

Dove - this is what your hedgehog needs for Christmas



Posted: 11/09/2015 at 06:55

.....he's returned. must have been having a lie-in


Posted: 11/09/2015 at 06:54

Morning all

happy hollibobs KEF - enjoy  (would have been a sunglass smiley, but that one's gone awol from my choices ......its almost if it knows it won't be needed much in the next few months)

lovely reflections in the lake Pat


Posted: 10/09/2015 at 06:49


Didn't see the Apple launch Pat .....but agree they are clever people, dreaming up all sorts of things we never knew we needed

Garden talk was good - all about the poisonous plants (ie nearly all of them) that are being used in medicine these days - taxus is the obvious one, but there are many more.  The speaker was from the Royal College of Physicians, and really knew his stuff.

hope what is left of your roof survived the night KEF .  Horrid thing to happen

Phalenopsis failing to thrive and eventually dying.

Posted: 09/09/2015 at 07:00

Mine like north or west windowsills, and get watered even less....once every 2 or three weeks.  I have five, the oldest is about 6 years old, and i cycle them round the windowsills depending which ones are in flower - i normally have 3 on the go at once. I have never fed them.  They seem to thrive on neglect


Posted: 09/09/2015 at 06:55

Morning peeps

just been out picking raspberries for my porridge.  Got a talk at the Garden Club to go to tonight .....poisonous plants and their uses .....might come home with a black pointed hat and a broomstick (already have some of the other necessary accoutrements)

Jo - littlest chicklet does get a lift to the station every day, but it is on my way to work, so no bother.

Cute pooch


Posted: 08/09/2015 at 22:05

Clari - Steve has hit the nail on the head .....couldn't have put it better myself

Yvie - fingers crossed that both eyes (ie yours and OH's) make speedy and full recoveries, and that Mum gets good care and the right sort of attention this time.

pleased to hear Flatters has a treatment plan even if putting it into practice might require some resourceful thinking

bushed,  time for ZZZZZzzzzz


Posted: 08/09/2015 at 06:37

Oh no. Still dark when the alarm went off this morning.  I think summer may be drawing to a close

Littlest Chicklet came home bright and cheerful from her first day at Sixth Form. Long may it continue.  She must have picked up on the positive Forker vibes

Great day at Wisley yesterday - will have a photo loading session this evening. Lots to see in the fruit gardens, and even went in the glasshouses this trip.

but today .....back to work

hope you all have a happy day


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Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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