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Posted: 18/07/2013 at 06:29

Good morning Sue - well done, you beat me to it 

I'm still cross with next door's cat - she appears to have been fighting amongst my big Sum & Substance Hostas - one looks as if it's been trampled by elephants and there's a load of tortie and white fluff all around the place - OH is at home today and he will be instructed to have the hose-pipe at the ready if she appears!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 21:39

I've just made a horrid discovery - OH heard a cat fight last night - I've discovered it took place on the Shady Bank under the big ash tree in the middle of my planting of three Sum & Substance hostas - one of them is totally trashed and there's cat fur everywhere 

Newbie question

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 21:35

Hi Matt and welcome

You have acanthus mollis  there  It tolerates drought well, but it does look as if it's suffering from the heat/dry conditions. It doesn't usually need much attention other than the cutting off of dead flower stalks.  

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 19:56

Hello TT and anyone else about   Definitely the hottest day so far, and I spent much of it in a car in slow traffic   I've a feeling I should've put some sunscreen on 

We've lit the BBQ and are waiting for it to be ready for sausages, mushrooms, peppers, courgettes and sweetcorn ................  anyone coming? 


Posted: 17/07/2013 at 07:42

Morning MrsGarden - lovely morning so far, but off to work now   Happy gardening everyone - see you later!

attracting birds

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 06:50

We've had bluetits nesting in our garden this year - they've been hopping around in our perennials, honeysuckles, roses  and clematis looking for aphids and I think they've found them all - we've certainly not seen many greenfly or blackfly


Posted: 17/07/2013 at 06:25

Good morning all - it's a lovely morning - the sun's shining, the skies are blue, someone's chicken is proclaiming loudly that she's laid an egg and the scent from my lilies is drifting through the doorway and perfuming the house 

Variegated Foxglove?

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 06:16

I've emailed a query to the RHS to see what they make of them.

Verdun, not sure if there's any potential cuttings material - just the mainstem and leaves off - I'll have a rootle around this evening when I get home from work and see if there's any sideshoots.  

Variegated Foxglove?

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 05:45

 Hopefully that's worked too!

Variegated Foxglove?

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 05:43

 Trying to post the pic of the flowers again for Verdun 

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Just some of the ways they help us 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

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Brown patch on lawn

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