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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 21:30

Evening all.  Just in from mines, and pilates.  Need to start work at 7.30 tomorrow - which means a 5.30am start, so will say my good mornings now too, as i won't have time for a morning browse.

Anna is such a pretty name Tomato Tarte Tatin with treacly bits sounds like a winner to me Love agapanthus too.  I keep all mine in ordinary plastic pots so i can bring them into the dry in winter - so instead of planting things in with them I mix them up with my other pots.  Most of mine are really dark blue (nearly all called midnight-something-or-other), apart from 2 new ones specially for my niece called Megans Mauve  Only just starting to flower, and will still be there at end of August.  I feed mine tomato food - maybe thats wrong

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 06:57

Morning - sunshine , work

My goldfinches only ever eat niger seed - but all the others clear the normal seed feeders in the space of a day.  Have moved a feeder over to the sweetpeas in the hope they will choose aphids for afters

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 20:10

Having a poetic moment ... don't you just love sky???

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52375.jpg?width=276&height=350&mode=max

 Luckily for you guys, the SB bottle is empty, so I am now going in to a) watch footie b) fold clean washing and c) catch up on the ironing

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 19:49

 Congrats Lizzie  ..... Lovely news

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Posted: 13/07/2014 at 19:36

Lovely to hear from Bill and Andy .  Memorial garden is so lovely.

sitting out with a glass of SB - exhausted, but got to the end of my list .  Had A Heavy shower this morning for about 30 minutes, but it did nothing for the state of our soil, which is bone dry in parts.  Got the sprinkler going now.

very peaceful here tonight - 2 parties on either side of us competing with each other on the decibel level made last night a bit raucous - but doesn't happen very often, and folks sounded like they were having a good time

Agastache Black Adder

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 11:12

I'd do it about now, but think you can leave it til end of august.

Talkback: Monty Don and Gardeners' World

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 10:57

....thought i'd just lost six years of memory 

Agastache Black Adder

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 10:47

They were hardy for me this winter, but I know they can sometimes be a bit iffy.  They are dead easy to strike from cuttings (they are one of the few plants i have success with) and these can be overwintered in a cool GH.  Or maybe keep them in pots plunged in the border so you can bring them in?  They are beautiful plants, so worth the effort I think

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 22:59

Lizzie - Staceys pics are a couple of pages back on this thread.....

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Posted: 12/07/2014 at 22:25

They sometimes take a couple of years to get going - look forward to the 2016 pics

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