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Posted: 08/08/2013 at 13:10

Thanks Berghill - i was watching for an answer on this one too - i am growing them both for the first time too


Posted: 08/08/2013 at 09:18

My hand trowel and fork - my Mum bought them for me, so they are now both sentimental and useful.  And recent, but very useful, addition is a tiny pair of secateurs/snips which i keep by the front door for impromptu deadheading sprees


Posted: 08/08/2013 at 09:06

You can get some quite vivid blues with veronicas - there Is a thread of them (with pics) from a couple of days ago. They are spiky rather than daisy like, but would give you the right colour


Posted: 08/08/2013 at 08:53

Off to London today - or would be if i wasn't sat on a station platform staring at a board  saying "train cancelled".  Shame it isn't Gardengirl's station, as then i could go and admire her planting!

toms are in GH - but not a very sunny one - project to move it this winter


Posted: 08/08/2013 at 07:06

Morning all - dawn watering patrol complete.  Out tonight, so it will be the same routine tomorrow too.

TT, hope your arm is not too sore this morning.

Dove - enjoy HH and the paintings

Am I the only one in the world who is still weeks away from a red tomato?



Posted: 07/08/2013 at 22:44

And once the pallets are in place there is no end you can do with pots.  Check out our very own Potty Gardeners pics on the Garden Gallery 2013 thread for some inspiration

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 22:38

Must have been one seriously spicy curry  Was he wearing his sparkly jacket??

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 22:37

Lizzie - good to have you back.  Hope you had a lovely time with all the family.  Your garden is looking gorgeous again - love those heleniums and the perovskia.  How many helenium plants do you have to make a clump that size ?

And a PS to my last post - I forgot OH's hostas - Big Daddy !  (fathers day gift from many years ago)

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 21:38

FG - it was looking over KEF's poppy that I spotted you.

Mrs G - great pics.  Is the second to last a rudbeckia ?  Loving those colours !!

I have a clematis with eldest daughter's name - so youngest is most put out.  But have googled and can't find anything with her name in it apart from an apple tree - which might look a bit odd in my borders.  Maybe I should extend my mini-orchard.

And I have plenty of chick-weed, so that's me covered.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 21:31

Well done mini-FG

Dreadful to hear you were connected to that tragedy first hand.  Always assume these things happen to "other" people - so sobering when you realise that that is not always the case.  Difficult times ahead.

Sunset caught up on me again - more watering at dawn required

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