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Posted: 20/07/2016 at 06:53

Just googled Wightwick Manor .....looks lovely  Hope you take some pics for us.  My Mum helped out a lot when the chicklets were little - she was the best Mum in the world, and the Chicklets had a very close bond with her as a result.  Enjoy your last day with them before the hols.

Slept with all our windows wide open, and it was actually ok.  About to go open all the GH vents - the tomatoes are loving this weather

Have a good day one and all

My grubby hands

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 23:11

Used to use a Crabtree and Evelyn gardeners cleanser - but they stopped making it.  Will definitely try the occitane version - thanks Yvie


Posted: 19/07/2016 at 22:05

Think I might have to sleep downstairs.  Just done another round of watering (no rain forecast here yet) - most things are coping ok.  Seems like another scorcher tomorrow .....we certainly don't do weather by half these days.

Spent a couple of nights in Namur a couple of years ago, on the way to a holiday in Austria.  Lovely town....lucky Possum

Come back soon Runny.


Posted: 19/07/2016 at 07:50

How very sad Lizzie

Just been out for a mammoth watering session, to try and get my potted babies through the day.

Now off to the dentist, followed by work.

Busy, busy, busy


Posted: 18/07/2016 at 22:48

Just catching up.  So very sorry that David K has gone.  A very knowledgeable gardener and photographer.  A great loss to the site.  Not sure if "the powers that be" have yet made the connection that it is people like David who make people keep logging in to this site, because they know they will always find good, reliable advice from experts like him.  And whilst they are getting that advice, they read the adverts.  Which is where the money is made.

Seems very short sighted to deal with people in such a high handed way that they feel they have to leave ....... And thus leave the forum poorer as a result.  Madness.


Posted: 18/07/2016 at 07:26

Morning all

Wot are the plans for the sunny corner Dove - do share. Love a bit of garden planning 

Chicklet returns from Berlin today, so somewhere in the middle of my working day I have to fit in a quick trip to Gatwick.....but it will be good to have her home

Hope this hot spell puts the brakes on our plague of slugs ....I've taken to after-dark patrols, and its upwards of 30 a night so far

Enjoy the sunshine folks


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

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