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Posted: 04/07/2015 at 18:12
Just back from HC - good show, but we melted

Proud owners of a battered old milk churn, a double red potentilla and a gorgeous indigo agapanthus. The agapanthus was part of one of the show gardens - I asked someone (who turned out to be the designer) what it was, and enthused a bit - so he popped out the back and gave me one of his spares in return for a donation to the charity ! He said he had never seen someone so excited over a plant so couldn't let me go home without one ......isn't that sweet ! Its in a pot the size of a bucket and has flower spikes about 3 foot tall. I am a very proud and happy Chicky


Posted: 04/07/2015 at 08:01

Hope mini Fairy has a great day.  No storms here, only a few spots of rain - could have done with more.

watched the end of the tennis yesterday - Heather Watson certainly did herself proud Great tennis to watch when they go for every ball like that

blueberries still going strong here - got them on my breakfast now. Then must get a wiggle on ....Hampton Court is calling me


Posted: 03/07/2015 at 23:45

Such lovely news Lily - so excited for you.  Hope you get to visit for cuddles very soon

Geum Lady Stratheden

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 23:20

Mrs Bradshaw is red - and looks a bit like that photo

How do you dead head lupins

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 21:07

Hi Nikki - I'm afraid thats a foxglove, not a lupin.  No point deadheading as that plant has now done its stuff and will now die off.  However, if you leave it the little round things that look a bit like acorns are seedpods - when they ripen and dry off they will drop thousands of seeds and you will have plants for next year.  Only tricky bit is that these new plants will just grow leaves next year, and will flower in 2017 - so you might want to buy some plants in for flowers next year


Posted: 03/07/2015 at 15:37
Just seen a new (to me) black and white flutterby - consulted my i-spy ladybird book () and it is a White Admiral . Book says its food is honeysuckle - and guess what i have just found growing out from behind our wisteria - and flowering to boot

Good luck tomorrow Wonky - its gonna look tip top


Posted: 03/07/2015 at 08:03

I'd like to watch the tennis Fairy, but they have made such a hash of the highlights programme that I can't bear it, and I'm not around in the day to watch it live.  mr Chicky caught the Nadal match though, and said it was brilliant to watch.

not a drop of rain here, so will be heading out with the hosepipe later.  Off to Hampton court tomorrow, think theres a chance we might melt


Posted: 02/07/2015 at 07:03

Hope you got back to sleep ok Lesley.

i always find getting to the end of this thread a bit tricky when its on a page that ends in an "0".   But it never comes to an end, just requires a bit of ingenuity

Rain still forecast for later, but I am office bound today. The garden could certainly do with it.  Not sure how all you people that move plants around lots cope in the summer - the 3 i have moved this year looked very sad by yesterday evening (although have perked up after the bucket of water last night).  Do you have to water lots?


Posted: 01/07/2015 at 18:41
Thats not just inconsiderate Fairy.....its ever so slightly crazy

I trust my hammock implicitly ....having just scoffed a Magnum


Posted: 01/07/2015 at 18:08
Back in the hammock again . Will have to join you in a watering spree in a minute Panda - although we have rain forecast for tomorrow - daren't trust it to come on recent form though

Mr Chicky is pleased as punch with his new garage roof . And poor roofer man is now on his way back to Sheffield :O

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