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Posted: 03/08/2016 at 12:59

Hello again 

Back from tennis - a really good session - shame it's the last one until September as they're using the hall for children's activities  

There's quite a stiff breeze out there - at least the washing's getting dry - and the cosmos are dancing about quite prettily.


Posted: 03/08/2016 at 10:56
Topbird says:

On a similar note  - DOVE - we might enjoy a programme on BBC2 tonight at 6.30 - Blitz Cities. Tonight is about the WW2 air raids on Norwich.

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 Cheers Topbird - we used to live just round the corner from the old St Augustine's swimming pool (now closed due to asbestos) - It was built on an area which was  bombed.  Most houses around there had some cracks in the walls 

Get well soon Pat ((hugs))

Oh come on!

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 10:37
Wayside says:

Dove is starting to sound like Monty:

 Could be worse - his writing earns money   

Powdery Mildew on my courgette plant - leave it? Treat it? How?

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 10:34

That looks ok to me - absolutely agree with Leif.  

Maybe a bit of seaweed tonic to give the plants a boost.

Last edited: 03 August 2016 10:35:11

Where is the Gardener's World website?

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 10:16

As I understand it, the GW magazine used to belong to the BBC, as did the Radio Times and some other magazines ... then the government stepped in and stopped the BBC having 'a commercial arm'  as the commercial media companies saw it as unfair competition, and it had to sell the magazines off 

Info here 

help unknown veg?? newbie

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 10:10

Blame the bees - lots of cross-fertilisation going on out there 

help unknown veg?? newbie

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 09:45

Further to my last post - I've just been out to check on my Pattypan squashes (first time I've grown them - they're great ) ... they have six petals ... it's obviously variable amongst cucurbits 

help unknown veg?? newbie

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 09:39

I'd say that's definitely a member of the cucurbit/squash family ....... have a look at the photos on this site 

The blogger has one squash with a four petalled flower.

It'll be interesting to see what you get ... please keep us informed 

Oh come on!

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 09:29
aym280 says:

Dove: That's lovely. I haven't got that one. Always want one.  

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 The garden was going through a mid-summer lull and we were having friends around for the day - eating in the garden etc - I decided to treat myself and bought that brilliant begonia and one of those bright vermillion flamboyant rosette-type ones that looks like a Spanish dancer's dress - it sits on the water butt outside the back door in an artistic post-modern ironic sort of a way.  I also bought one of those dark leaved bright scarlet impatiens for the big table on the terrace outside the studio - that way when you look at the garden the eye travels around in a triangle from one splash of vibrant colour to another, a bit like you construct a painting.  The impatiens is fabulous in the lowering evening light as the luminosity of the colour seems to float in the air.  

All that colour, coupled with the perfume of a pot of big blowsy oriental lilies, has made our normally quite sedate  garden into a bit of a vamp at the moment 

Last edited: 03 August 2016 09:31:47

Plant ID

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 08:03

I Think verbascum is a strong probability. 

Last edited: 03 August 2016 08:05:16

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