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Posted: 17/05/2015 at 19:23
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

aw thanks Dove.

He'll be heading off Sunday morning as I go to work. I'll work Thursday and lose Friday so I'll be here when he gets back on Friday morning.

So you'll have three day weekends like us - OH works Saturdays then has Sunday, Monday and Tuesday off


Posted: 17/05/2015 at 19:19

Oooh Hosta - we'll have to keep you company

Tell OH not to worry about you - we'll keep an eye on you for him


Posted: 17/05/2015 at 19:07
KEF wrote (see)

Dove mine get frosted but they haven't flopped like that. However it does look like a small plant mine is huge and when young and it lived in a pot it did get winter protection. 

I think the thing is that we had that warm spell - plants like fatsia thought summer had come and put on loads of lush growth which didn't have the chance to toughen up even a little bit before the temperatures plummeted.

Most springs we wouldn't have had that very warm spell which initiated such a lot of  lush growth.


Posted: 17/05/2015 at 18:19

I think that's frost damage - it probably put on lots of lovely lush growth in that warm spell we had, and then it turned cold again and the frosts returned. 

I'd cut back the damaged growth - it'll put on new growth again.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 18:16

Loads done today   both lawns have been mowed, the terrace has been washed and scrubbed  and it's all neat and tidy again - the pots of expired tulips and winter bedding are hiding behind the raised veg beds at the other end of the garden, lots of perennials have been planted in the front borders and baby hellebores found there have been potted up for some tlc. Veg in the veg patch and the raised beds have been weeded and feeded (or wed and fed   isn't English wonderful? ).  and the weed seedlings appearing in the front borders and the herb bed have met their demise via the Dutch hoe.  I've laid on my tum and reached into the pond to remove loads of blanket weed, and said hello to a frog and some  pond snails.

And we've spent so much time just sitting watching all the birds feeding and bathing and flying to and fro - it's been like Heath Row out there - and every time we sat down on the terrace with a glass or a mug in our hands the robins came and chirruped at us until we went indoors for a fresh supply of live mealworms which they eat out of our hands

An absolutely idyllic day

Another "what is it" post.

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 15:56

The garden opposite has a gorgeous creamy broom cascading over a low terrace - I've hardly noticed it before, but this year it's magnificent

Any ideas?

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 15:55

That's what I'd have said too, if I could remember it's name


Posted: 17/05/2015 at 15:52

More plants have been planted and seeds sown including Sunflower 'Vanilla Ice' which I've direct sown between the grapevine and the herb garden.  They should grow to about 5 ft, are multi-headed, prolific and good for cutting

Ive watered in everything that I've planted and the terrace is clean and tidy - OH have just spent half an hour sitting out there watching the birds feeding and bathing, but I'm getting dozy - do you think it could be the Pernod?

I'd better perk up soon - there's a chicken to get in the oven ...........

Hope the weather's being kind to BL - it's been lovely here


more mystery plants

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 14:00

Snap Nut

more mystery plants

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 14:00

The first one is Centaurea montana

The climber looks like a honeysuckle.

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