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Plant ID please - Monty's Bid Dreams

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 08:40

Yes Nut - it was Chamerion angustifolium. 

I was doing other stuff while the programme was on so wasn't totally focussed but I think they bought the white version


HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 08:13

Good morning all   G'day Pat

I like snakes   but I'll always treat the poisonous ones with a very healthy respect

When I divorced getting on for 25 years ago I kept my married name as the children said they would like me to keep the same name that they had.  Then about 7 years ago when the children were moving on/marrying etc I decided to revert to my maiden name, retaining my married name as an additional name after my first two  - however by then to keep officialdom happy it needed to be done by Deed Poll as it hadn't been triggered by a legal event such as marriage/divorce. 

Chicky, have a good journey and enjoy the priory and the cake. 

We're taking a trip to MIL tomorrow for a few days - when we get back seed sowing will start in earnest

Plant ID Help!

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 07:50

Looks like Euphorbia lathyrus to me.

It self seeds freely and often springs up in freshly disturbed soil. 

A striking plant but as Chicky says, do beware of the sap as it can burn.

Gardeners World Tonight

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 07:45

Thank you Richard


Posted: 17/03/2016 at 18:38

I find that, being a 'girl', I get on better using a Border spade rather than a full sized one.  It saves my back

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 18:36

Yvie   how much does the solicitor charge for that?  I did it myself online - it's very straight forward. 

No point in my having a manicure this time of year - my nails will disintegrate once gardening proper starts and I won't have decent ones again until around Christmas.

Bro rang and said that he'd visited Ma today and although she was confused she was perfectly happy in her own world, and chatting away with other residents.  He said there's no need for me to do my planned visit tomorrow so I'll leave it until late next week and take her an Easter Card and Easter Egg etc.  That means I've got tomorrow off to make some Hot Cross Buns to take to MIL at the weekend and if the sun shines again I'll do some more gardening. 

Panda and Hosta

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 16:16

Hello, I'm back looking considerably tidier  

I called in at the good butcher on the market to get some pork chops and Florence fennel for tomorrow, and then as usual I found myself taking a short cut back to the bus stop via M&S - they were having a 60% Off Sale ......... and I ended up with 3 smart/casual tops for little more than thruppence.  Perfect for our holiday    Treated myself to some perfume too


Rambling Rector

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 15:09

When I planted a bare root Rambling Rector it didn't do much other than grow roots the first year.  The second year it was over the roof of the coal shed; the third year we could hardly see the coal shed and was covered with blooms.

We moved away but I'm often very tempted to go back just to see what RR has done - it probably wasn't very wise to plant it in the small back garden of an inner city Victorian Terrace - I guess the back alleyway is impenetrable now


foxglove illumination

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 10:49

If you look at this earlier thread, it seems you're not the only one to be disappointed

- even Verdun who lives in Cornwall felt it was a let down.

Festuca glauca Intense Blue

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 10:29

It needs lots of sunlight to produce the best colour - is it in a shady spot?

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