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Posted: 04/05/2014 at 19:58

Oooh, feet up  - tummy stuffed with roasted free range GOS pork , cider gravy, new potatoes and the last of the Swiss chard out of the garden, washed down with some Frome Valley Henney's dry cider 

Hope tomorrow's weather is at least as good as today's and hope tonight is frost free - I've taken the fleece off the figs!!!  According to the Met Office it won't go below 5C ....

Potato Leaf Tomato

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 19:42

Depends on the variety, when you sowed them, when you planted them and the conditions ............. 

Asian Hornet

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 18:42

There were alarums last year about the Asian hornet's march towards Great Britain.

 Friends in southern France have come across them - I expect they'll get here eventually 

Potato Leaf Tomato

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 18:37

I've grown various varieties - some with potato leaves, some with the regular ones.  I don't treat them differently because of the leaf shape. 


Posted: 04/05/2014 at 18:35

Mrs G - RHS says your salvia is hardy in most of the UK 

It warmed up here eventually and I've been busy working on the new front border - first hoeing out the little weedlings that popped up after the last rain.  Then I planted a baby Rosa glauca , Sedum spectabile 'Abbey Dore', Hemerocallis 'Summer Wine'

Helleborus orientalis 'Tutu' and Helleborus Niger 'Christmas Carol'  Then I manoeuvred the hose pipe along the terrace, down the garden path and around to the front of the house and gave the border a thorough soaking. 

I've also been scrambling along the back of the Shady Bank, grabbing hold of wayward honeysuckle tendrils and encouraging them to stay on our side of the fence rather than head off next door and towards the marshes.

I've also discovered lots of little self-seeded Geranium phaeums - I shall pot some up, so if anyone wants one let me know. 


Which variety of Buddleja would this be ?

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 17:50

I wouldn't cut it down now - you'll lose all this year's flowers as it blooms on wood formed the previous summer. 

As I said, we'll have a look at pruning it later when the flowers fade 

What is it?

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 17:46

Bet it has flowers like this very soon -



Posted: 04/05/2014 at 16:43

It's a bit hard to stop them growing - I tend to just sprinkle the seeds on the garden where I want them to grow, then thin them out next spring 

Camera Corner

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 16:41

The colour of the water against the colours of the boats and the houses is amazing - love it 


Posted: 04/05/2014 at 16:36

Wow!  That's fantastic!  What a clever OH you have 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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Prepare for a heatwave!!!

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If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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How to get around the current problem .... 
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