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Posted: 24/08/2015 at 17:56

Hello all you lovely people - I'm home from t'mill. Can't say I enjoyed it too much  

The sun's decided to come out here but I need my dinner first and maybe a catch up with the athletics.

Off for a quick look round here while I have a cuppa 


Posted: 24/08/2015 at 07:33

Morning all. If I look out the rear windows it looks quite nice - looking out the front ones though.... heavy black ones...

Work for me too chicky - my week off went too quickly 

Fairylet had a good day - thank you all. Much cake consumed - I may have to start on the next 100 sooner than I thought  

doc - you have such exciting adventures. I'm picturing you in your pith helmet as we speak  

Glad hubby is on the mend Pat and hope all goes well today with yours Yvie. Not surprised you didn't sleep well.

Off in a minute or three so will catch up with you all later. Hope everyone has a good day 

Talkback: Growing Verbena bonariensis from seed

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 22:09

Yes - they like a sunny spot B3 - like most of us humans 

Talkback: Growing Verbena bonariensis from seed

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 21:19

Just saw your post here hollie 

Glad the cuttings are doing well. I have a few seedlings around in the gravel and in pots but the magpies have been digging up the ones in the gravel  

I might grow on the bigger ones in pots for next year 

I always sow mine quite late on and they germinate easily. A little seed in  a few pots then pricked out into bigger ones. By then the weather's decent enough to get them outside and let them grow on. They make big plants the following year. Taking cuttings is the easiest method though 

Help Im a beginner!!

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 20:54

and fools seldom differ...

Here's one of mine from last year Pauline

 I just pegged that down into a pot till the roots established, then cut off the runner to give me a new strawberry plant. They can get potted on and overwintered for planting out the following year, or put into  a bed or border once they've grown on a little more 

Help Im a beginner!!

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 20:46

Snap Steve!  

Help Im a beginner!!

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 20:45

The main plant sends out a long shoot with a growing tip ( a little bunch of leaves)  which produces some little roots. You peg this shoot down into the surrounding soil or a pot of compost. It will root and grow into a little plant in it's own right and when you see new growth, you simply sever the new plant from the parent, removing that original long shoot  

Camera Corner

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 20:16

Love that sky BL 


Posted: 23/08/2015 at 20:13

We had cake - chocolate cake with cream, choc dipped strawbs, blueberries, fruity sauce and more cream


There's some left - get it while you can


Different coloured wooden sleepers when wet?

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 19:01

Fencing's the same. As philippa says - it's a natural product, so there will always be variation in colour.

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