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Posted: 04/10/2015 at 09:08

Morning all

going on a bike ride - not sure whether I will be able to use my normal noble steed (OH is investigating whether he can get a new chain on a Sunday), or a mountain bike with tyres like a tractor.  If its the latter, I will get a real workout.

Hope to find time to plant my new purchases when I get home - might as well make the most of the rainy week to come to settle them in.

Enjoy lunch Dove, hope you make lots of progress to find Fairy's pics now

Planting Advice please 2 for sunny side

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 09:02

New Dawn does well in the shade for us.  So does Little White Pet, but it has zero fragrance so I wouldn't recommend that one.

Gardener's rewards...

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 21:48


Posted: 03/10/2015 at 21:41

If Hefty is reluctant to oblige, this is what you are looking for


Delphinium Seeds

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 20:14

 I leave mine to sow next spring, in a windowsill propagator, and then grow them on for a year in pots, protecting them from the frosts.  They normally then flower in their second year, when I have planted them out in the garden.  Here's one of mine that managed a flower in its first year


Sungold Tomatoes

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 20:04

Ours are all still ripening well too - think it has been our best year ever.  Tried Sungold for the first time this year, and I'm hooked .....flavour is wonderful. We'll be picking for a few weeks yet.

missing plants

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 19:20

I think they are an annual Iain - so you will either have to grow them from seed each year, or buy new plants.  They will not come back year after year.  I've grown them from seed before - they weren't that tricky.


Posted: 03/10/2015 at 19:06

Ooo - forgot to confess - bought a couple of Japanese anenome Lorelei to mix amongst my Honorine Jouberts .....very pretty double pink


Posted: 03/10/2015 at 19:03

Beautiful Fairy Lucky indeed.

Will be thinking of you Liri - not an easy situation.  Hope you find somewhere good for her very soon.

Lesley - plantar fasciwotsit is a nightmare - my Dad suffered for months with it.  He found that one of the foot roller/massager things really helped - kind of like a cylindrical hedgehog.  Looked painful, but apparently quite a nice sensation.

had a good afternoon out in the garden.  Dug up all my irises, weeded the patch, added loads of compost and grit, then divided the irises and planted back in.  Hoping for a great display, and no weeds, next year.

then went for a bike ride - chain broke half way round so Mr  Chicky did his knight in shining armour bit and rescued me.  Might make our plans for a day out on the bikes tomorrow a bit complicated

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 19:00

I think the little umbrellas are the liverwort "flowers" .....its obviously very happy there.  

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