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Talkback: The best way to grow potatoes

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 23:17

We dug up a plant today, they should be ready according to T&M but they're still little more than marbles.  Rain and time.  Lots of.

Hemerocallis Gall Midge

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 23:07

Thank you for posting this.  I had no idea and have not been affected, but who's to say it won't be my daylilies next year??  At least if it is, I'll know what to do.  I hope you make progress with wiping them out Whiskeymac, and get to enjoy more lovely flowers next year.

Summer flowers

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 19:08

Well I love the gazania.  Well done.

Summer flowers

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 17:29

Lovely flowers.  The second picture looks suspiciously like a dahlia, do you know the name?


Posted: 02/07/2014 at 08:21

Morning KEF, Lesley, Panda, Lily, Verdun and OL

Just been out taking pictures and squashing bugs from my lovely Munstead Wood which actually looks like it will give me flowers this year, even though I planted it bare root in mid-May.  I can't tell you how excited I am.

Dove, you've really started something today, we'll all be singing it!  I hope you have a lovely picnic, I'm salivating at the picture.....but keep Verdun away or there'll be nothing left.

One child gone, one to go... was contemplating phoning the hairdressers as I need a cut but the weather is just too nice so sod it I will carry on walking around with a mop on my head.

"like a mighty cannonball he seems to fly.."


Posted: 02/07/2014 at 07:17

Morning all   Have given up trying to catch up with what I've missed, so sorry if I seem to be rude and ignoring anyone.  Time to get the teenagers up then off the the garden for me.  I am bit disappointed as the met office says it will rain at the weekend. Boo hoo.

Although I am now singing an old tune..."Like a streak of light he flashes 'cross the sky....."   


Posted: 27/06/2014 at 10:32


Well I have been out and found a few more stems lying about that I didn't spot last night, but then I spent far more time deadheading so really it isn't bad.  Not like Molly Magnolia, I would have been devastated too.  Some people are horrible, Fairygirl, but most of them are lovely, so I won't allow the horrible or ignorant to crowd out the lovely.  And on that note:




Posted: 27/06/2014 at 08:57

I will save a slice for you, SGLily, don't worry.  We all know what Verdun is like.  The rain appears to have eased off for the moment so I might go and have a wander in the garden to see what's what this morning (anything to avoid housework)


Posted: 27/06/2014 at 08:35


Thanks Lesley and KEF and all.  As it's raining here now and is forecast to rain all day, I suspect my garden will be left alone.  I'm going to try not to get paranoid.  Anyway there's much nicer things to think about, Clari's Lavender, and Punkdoc wading through Glastonbury, and cake....



Posted: 27/06/2014 at 07:04

Morning all  Rain here too, although not at this precise moment.  I must say although it's a shame for the festival-goers, it's great for me and my garden as I've spent the last few days almost constantly watering and popping things in trays or buckets of water to stop them dying. Lets hope everyone has a nice day.  Last day of freedom for me, it's back to the salt mines tomorrow boo hoo.

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