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Posted: 20/06/2015 at 16:15

Wonky is now on the train back home, laden with a large pyracantha, some Spanish Chicken for OH's supper, a Cromer crab and asparagus for her supper and some other bits and pieces.  She's been a wonderful Under Gardener - lugging rocks around the pond, sorting stacks of pots, shovelling compost and crawling on her hands and knees finishing off planting the snowdrops and lots of other jobs that needed doing.

All done just in time - the heavens have opened and the plants are all being watered in beautifully - Thank you Wonky ((hugs))   xxx


Posted: 20/06/2015 at 16:08

Dachalover - it looks a bit like Superstar but it's impossible to do a real ID online as colours aren't always true in photos, plus there's so much other information to take into account, scent, habit, foliage, frequency of flowering etc - have a look at the search facility on the lefthand side of the Classic Roses site I've linked to.

Poisonous Plants

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 10:39

He's ok Mica  ((hugs)) you cannot be harmed simply by touching foxgloves - I spent my childhood running around my granny's garden with foxgloves (Little Folk's Gloves) on all eight fingers and two thumbs - I was fine  

I touched probably 100 foxglove plants yesterday and so did my daughter - we're fine and will remain so.  Use the evidence - it's all around you and on here.

You seem to think that the comments on here mean that your fears are rational - but that's not what the comments say. 

What people have said is that they understand your fears, in the light of your acknowledged OCD - however, your fears are not rational - this is disordered thinking and will be helped by CBT. 

Lots of luck - it will get better when you get the CBT - ((hugts))

Mystery plants / weeds that I can't kill with weedkiller

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 09:14
nutcutlet wrote (see)

... Double strength. That could be part of the problem. These things are best used as prescribed. A quick death of top growth is not what you want, you want slow and total death of the root as well. But there is no instant fix for weeds of this quality. 'dt cut all the tops of, wait for good strong regrowth, not a few little scraps, and respray according to instructions

Totally agree - cut it back, spray the regrowth according to directions on the pack, then wait until it's all brown and dead before digging.

Monty and those gardening sins...

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 09:11

The basket of herbs is a temporary feature, sort of like bedding - and doesn't everyone 'stuff' hanging baskets?  Joe certainly did.   I think they'll be fine - I wouldn't have teased out those roots - the rootballs were full but not wound round and round.   I didn't notice Joe teasing out rootballs for his hanging basket either.

Think the cosmos would ideally have been planted out earlier, but it's been flippin' chilly - I like them a bit long and leggy and planted amongst other perennials that give them a bit of support ... that's how I first noticed cosmos years ago at Gt Dixter.   Draping and drooping as they waved elegantly in the breeze

problem with apple tree

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 08:59

Keep an eye out for families of Long-tailed tits in your apple tree - they just love eating wooly aphids

Every cloud has a silver lining ..... well, almost every ...

Jardins Ouvert/Open Garden

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 08:56

Oh, No. 1 Tip :  wear a long floaty dress and a big floppy hat like this

 or go for the 'other English eccentric' look

 and everyone will realise that yours is 'English' in style, and therefore a work in progress - and if you go for the second look, no one will dare harbour a critical thought in their heads


Posted: 20/06/2015 at 08:43

Well, looks like they've admitted liability then ... now all they have to do is send someone to take the rubbish away and then deliver your second ton of topsoil that you paid them for - then you'll have no reason for further complaints will you?

I wonder if they realise yet that  we all know about it on the GW Forum - name and shame???


Posted: 20/06/2015 at 07:53

Wonky has surfaced and is feeding robins - she has requested brunch rather than breakfast

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