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Posted: 17/07/2016 at 22:58

I believe Panda was last seen heading towards a beer festival 🍺🍻🍺


Posted: 17/07/2016 at 22:41

Liri - you're a genius - centaury it was  How you deduced that from my awful photo is beyond me.  But I will go to sleep happy that I have learned a new flower

Night night peepsπŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€


Posted: 17/07/2016 at 18:40

Lots of wildflowers Obelixx, but all fairly common ones - eggs and bacon, knapweed, tomentil, clover, self heal, some heather, and a little pink jobbie that I had never seen before

No orchids though.  We have a solitary marsh orchid growing in our meadow, and one appeared in a weedy patch outside the back door this year too - hoping they multiply 

sorry, blurry pic - the leaves are in focus though

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Anemone Wild Swan

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 17:47

I'm not sure I grow Wild Swan "well", but I do have one plant still growing in its fourth year - the others turned up their toes.  It likes it damper and more shady than the more familiar late summer flowering anemones - it is some sort of cross and one of the parents likes damper conditions.

Rosy Hardy of Hardy's plants (in Whitchurch, Hampshire) was the grower that introduced it.  She is very friendly and really helpful.  Perhaps if you dropped her an email Alice she might have some of the answers ?  Worth a try

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 17:37

Mortuus - doesn't look like a beginners garden to me - looks fab.

Pp - your bank is really coming along - that area will look lovely and protected at the same time.  What else is going in there ?

Thanks Verd and Lizzie  its finally filling out


Posted: 17/07/2016 at 17:31

The redarrows were good 


Posted: 17/07/2016 at 15:39

On the plus side, we are sat in a meadow teeming with wildflowers - think I might count the different sorts


Posted: 17/07/2016 at 15:37

Hot, hot, hot here too  i am sat on a hill watching the fighter jets from Farnborough Air show - we were too stingy/disorganised to get proper tickets.  Its very loud and a bit scary, but Mr C is a very happy boy.  I drag him round on enough garden visits   Currently sat under an umbrella - brought it for showers, but it works as a parasol

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 09:21

Looking great Verdun - specially those agastache

Took some of my patch yesterday too


Posted: 16/07/2016 at 19:21

Well done GWRS - trophy sounds good

Glad you enjoyed Norway Steve.  We once had a camping holding day there - many moons ago - and loved it. Scenery was absolutely breathtaking.

Spent the morning in the garden, which restored my mojo - keeping away from the news for a bit did me no end of good.  My four year old dierama produced its first flower spike. And its all looking wonderfully flowery out there.  Currently lying in my hammock watching the bees work the last remaining foxglove flowers - happy days

Think wintersong was driven away by some nastiness - I miss her wit, and her fabulous garden

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Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

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More gardening TV

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