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Posted: 31/07/2013 at 11:34

Sorry outdoor clothes on now KEF, anyway the plants are prettier!!  Slight hiatus in the rainfall so have been out but only did some deadheading and emptied/refilled the beer trap.  It's really working, wish I'd got one years ago, although buying all that beer could be costly.  Apparently you're supposed to change it every 2-3 days but I've been leaving it for longer.  It still seems to work even after 4/5 days.  I'd rather spend money on plants so need to keep it cheap.

Apparently heavy rain is on the way in the next couple of hours, so time for some research on the internet.  And I have some questions for you all, so will start some new threads.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 31/07/2013 at 08:41

Lovely pics TCM and Mrs G.  Now for some of mine from the last couple of weeks:

 I can't see these when I upload so I hope they come out ok.  That's Hemerocallis "Crimson Pirate", I love it, so many blooms and so lovely.

 First time growing Echinops.  Planted in March bare root, then covered in snow for two weeks, just leaves until mid-july, and then suddenly spiky spheres appeared!

 Chelsea Lily from B&Q.  Only planted them up the weekend before then after just over a week they're starting to flower.

 Lemon Balm, Thyme, Sage, Chocolate Mint and Parsley.

 I love this, just had some trailing lobelia and trailing fuschia so bunged them in a basket, a lovely combination.  I love it when combinations work out.  I'm not always so lucky, unfortunately, I think this pot is a bit of a disaster:

 Still you can't win them all.  Hope you enjoy the pics.


Posted: 31/07/2013 at 08:23

Oh it seems to have posted! Well that's a close up of the leaves.  New ones further up are ok, but the older ones have been curled up for a while.......


Posted: 31/07/2013 at 08:20

I'm growing F1 Shirley outside in pots.  I always do this as I don't have a greenhouse.  They're doing ok, but I wonder if anyone knows why the leaves have curled up, and what effect this will have?

 Still having problems posting pics I'm afraid.  But the leaves curl in from the edges and I'm not sure why.  Any ideas?


Posted: 31/07/2013 at 08:07

Morning all!  Hope you have a good day.  Raining here, and apparently will rain all day, which has scuppered my plans to carry on with the lawn.  Have also got 5 pinks, a scabious and an erigeron after a trip to B&Q for some compost (whoops), some are for the garden but I can pot up the scabious in the safety of the potting shed.  While I'm still in my pyjamas I'll post some pics in the garden gallery.  Have fun!!


Posted: 30/07/2013 at 09:11

Morning all!  Hope everyone is well, certainly there's loose talk of tea and cake, if only my waistline was virtual too.....

Had so much rain here yesterday!! Thunder and lightning lasted for a few hours, with buckets of rain.  I live on a hill and felt sorry for the people at the bottom.  Couldn't get much gardening done, but never mind.  According to the met office it won't rain today, so I'm off to weed the lawn and aerate it.  It is in a real state but I'm determined to reclaim it.

Lilies are flowering now, ooh also I bought an agapanthus yesterday from sainsburys so need to plant that out as well.

See you later


Posted: 27/07/2013 at 07:46

Good Morning KEF and GG!! Posting in the right place now...Weather lovely here but apparently it won't last so I'm out already. Hope everyone has a lovely day, I'll be back later...

Plant Thieves at NGS Opening

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 06:55

Last weekend we drove into town and the under gardener saw someone stealing plants from the display outside the church. By the time he'd told me what he saw we'd gone past,but I was so cross.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 06:48

haha just realised where I've posted this what an idiot

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 06:43

first this morning!! Morning all, it's going to rain later so I'm off out in the garden.  Sorry I've not been on but catching up on all the posts last night it seems I wasn't missed so no harm done  Have a great day everyone!!

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