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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

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

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