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Suggestions for box plants please.

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 20:10

I think that a different colour would have more impact - the orange of the marigolds is too similar to the red/orange of the brickwork.

What about something blue - one of the little trailing campanulas perhaps - they'd contrast nicely with the brickwork and also pick up the blue tones in the roof.

 Campanula poscharskyana

Just watched Monty Tonight

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 19:57

We've got a lawn like that Nut, not as large as yours but just as colourful and the bees like ours too

Shield bugs - do we like?

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 18:06

They live and fly about and sit on my arm a lot   The mother Shield Bug 'broods' her eggs like a chicken does. 

They live on plant sap, but in this country they don't do any noticeable damage to our plants.

They're beautiful and fascinating little creatures and there are many varieties.  Enjoy


Posted: 27/06/2015 at 17:56

Plenty more here Verdun, if you can cope - a baker's dozen???

Small grass space requiring attention.

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 17:54

She need some grass seed that is especially for shady areas - available from most garden centres.


Posted: 27/06/2015 at 17:33

 It's ok Verdun - donuts are on their way - being loaded as we speak ...

Get ready to catch ..............


Posted: 27/06/2015 at 17:12

Some people seem to be having a problem with PMs - I'm on a laptop and am not having a problem - think people on ipads and tablets are the ones finding difficulties.  Someone has sent a message to Daniel but of course, it's the weekend ... Oh dear Verdun - hope you don't feel too isolated all the way down there in the southwest on your own


Posted: 27/06/2015 at 16:41
LesleyK wrote (see)

... People are gardening next door.  ..


The people behind us are 'gardening'  - giving the lawn its first cut of the year, I had to come in 'cos the sounds of blades striking flint was ear-shattering - I could actually smell that burning smell you get from sparking flints!   Now they're strimming.  It'll be quieter out there soon


Posted: 27/06/2015 at 12:59
1Runnybeak1 wrote (see)

DOVE. Just read your later post.... Terrible thing to loose a child.   Were you related to the child/family ?    Must have been terrible. 

Not related - a family I'd worked with for a few years, very isolated mum whose family kept their distance as they didn't understand her son's disability and seemed to think it might be contagious or some form of divine retribution rather than what it actually was, an inherited genetic condition.

She had no one else to be with her and liaise with the medical staff etc - I used to work for Children' Services supporting families who had a child/children with severe learning and/or physical disabilities.. 

damaged rhubarb leaves

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 12:58

Slugs and snails

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 19:53

Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 08:10

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Last Post: 28/07/2015 at 20:16

Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

ID please

Can't remember  
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Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 12:44

Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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Last Post: 05/07/2015 at 10:10

The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 09:35

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10


Congratulations to you both ... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20

I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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