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Name that plant?

Posted: 19/08/2016 at 07:18

Could also be one of the tall lobelias.

Why not email the council - I'm sure they would be delighted to know their handiwork is being admired. Let us know if you get a positive ID.


Posted: 19/08/2016 at 07:15

Gorgeous photo Clari

Thanks for all the kind words for littlest Chicklet - she seemed to have picked up by yesterday evening - still can't speak, but managed medicinal icecream and the celebratory cake that Mr C brought home. She's not one for emotional outbursts (leaves that to her Mum and older sister, who do enough outbursting for the whole household) .....but I think she was pretty pleased with her results

Ouch to strained ribs - heavy lifting should be off the agenda for a bit'll have to use your wand instead.

Rain here for the next couple of days - much needed.  Shame we couldn't have it without the forecast gales

Popped to Wyevale yesterday and agree with others - have never seen such a sorry collection of plants.  Never seen it like that before .....what is going on?

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 22:43

Stunning photos, love, love that last one๐Ÿ˜


Posted: 18/08/2016 at 08:14

Very excited about the hockey team - one of them went to the same school as the Chicklets, and has been back numerous times with her 2012 bronze medal to talk to them all about following their dreams.  Looks like she will have another medal soon to add to that collection


Posted: 18/08/2016 at 07:51

Morning all

Been nursing a sickly littlest chicklet, who has a nasty case of tonsilitus - can't swallow or speak.  But at least the fever she had yesterday seems to have subsided.  As is the way of the modern world, she has just emailed me her exam results (AS's = halfway A-level stage) ......from the room next door.  She has done brill.  So very proud.  So a short period of whooping is in order, then its back to Florence Nightingale for me

Dahlias - Bishop's Children

Posted: 16/08/2016 at 07:09

I grew them a couple of years ago from a bought packet of seeds (they became slug fodder, so didn't bother again).....I sowed in early spring in a windowsill propagator - and gave them the same treatment as other perennials from seed, except you get flowers the first year.  They were pretty easy.

Not sure if this works for collected seed too?


Posted: 16/08/2016 at 07:01

Desperately sad


Posted: 16/08/2016 at 06:57

Help yourself quick, before the Chicklets stir themselves (just looked at the clock have a good few hours yet)


Posted: 16/08/2016 at 06:53

Morning all

Gorgeous morning, but definite nip in the air.  Feels like one of those "back to school" mornings of my childhood......but they were always in September. Just been out amd harvested another bowl full of Opal plums.  The tree is 5 years old and this is the first time we have had more than one or two fruit - its making up for it with a spectacular bumper year this year.  They are lovely and sweet, so very pleased.  Its also ripening way ahead of our Victoria Plum, so we will have ripe plums coming for weeks ......good job the Chicklets are fruit monsters


Posted: 15/08/2016 at 07:26


Coalface, here I come

But a sneaky look at that medals table before I go makes me very proud to be British

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