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Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 18:22

Oh bu$$er bu$$er bu$$er!!!  

I've had an unstable knee for 20+ years since an injury.  It used to sort of 'give way' from time to time but it's not been a problem for a couple of years and I'd sort of forgotten about it.  However, I was out in the garden this afternoon when i just turned wrongly and my knee gave way and I fell flat on my face in the middle of the Hesperis matronalis.  Not only is that looking a but squashed but my knee aches like heck and I've sprained my ankle and it's very painful.

 I lay in the flowers for about 10 minutes until the pain subsided then crawled on my hands and knees into the house and onto the sofa.

 I had been moving the sprinkler ... it's a good job I'd switched it off, or I'd have been laying there being watered!!! 

OH is home and he's put an ice pack on my ankle and given me some Solpadeine and is getting on with making the supper.  

I was going to plant the runner beans this evening ............... bu$$er, bu$$er, bu$$er 

Nut - you gave us these plants - but what are they?

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 16:56

A couple of years ago Nut gave us these plants when they were quite small - she did tell me what they were - but  I can't find where I wrote it down - I've got a 'species delphinium' in my head but that's all 

Nut, do you remember, or if you're busy this week, (and I suspect you may be ) does anyone else know what they are?

Plant ID please?

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 16:01

Oh WillDB ... didn't see you there 

....... but Snap! anyway .......... I think we're right 

Plant ID please?

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 15:59

Sambucus nigra 'Variegata' ... 

What is this plant in my garden?

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 15:43

It looks to me  like Dog's Mercury Mercurialis Perennis 

Year round bulb planter

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 15:37

It's something I used to do most autumns ... plant up a multi layered pot of spring bulbs, sometimes with some trailing variegated ivy as well ... but in the summer I'd replace that container with a pot of summer bedding plants, pelargoniums, fuchsia, trailing lobelia, that sort of thing.

Then in the autumn I'd plant all the bulbs in the garden and plant up another potful for the next spring.  

Chelsea 2017

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 14:28

Once you have developed that way of looking and seeing, it's with you for life Punkdoc .... you're never the same again 


Posted: 25/05/2017 at 14:26

Tony   can you show us a pic or two?  Start with clicking on the camera icon ... if it doesn't upload reduce the size of the photo ... that usually works ... 

Resurrected Fourteen

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 14:23

Oh how I miss that old breadknife without the handle ......... I didn't get custardy   of it when Papa Womble and I went our separate ways ........ how do you get hold of a new old breadknife without a handle?  

I.D needed please

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 14:13

I'd better clarify ...... no, the plant doesn't look like marijuana 

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