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Posted: 22/06/2016 at 07:58

Morning all/ happy birthday Pat - hope you have lots of cake and a smashing day   

Dove - re your kiwis - you'll know when they hit puberty....

Foxes are very noisy aren't they. When we lived round the corner there was a small bit of woodland and a grassy area in front of us and they regularly had parties....

Forgot to congratulate Hosta on his weight loss. That's really is a brilliant effort. Must feel like a sprightly spring lamb now! 

LP - what a lovely present. I hope it turns out well  

Clari - your post made me laugh. (The fairy family have a similar problem with 'lady bumps'

It reminds me of the Two Ronnies joke about the bra called a sheepdog. It rounded them up and pointed them in the right direction... 


Posted: 21/06/2016 at 22:42

I have Alabama Sunrise - it's actually a Heucherella but it does the same job 

It's greeny golden with a reddish rib 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 20:45

You'll need to get a camera to see what your trespasser is Joybell! 

Does the bird get bullied and ostracised by the other birds? That seems to be a common occurrence with birds that look different. 

Plant ID please

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 20:39

I think that might be a pink potentilla. It's slightly different to the usual ones as it's more herbaceous rather than woody. I used to have one years ago but I didn't like the colour. 

I might be totally wrong though! 

Last edited: 21 June 2016 20:40:43

A pink Geum like Totally Tangerine?

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 20:36

Thanks Berghill. I haven't grown geums in a very long time so I was 'totally' unaware of that 


Posted: 21/06/2016 at 20:29

That sounds lovely Ggirl  

I might use mine for part of the fence - it's about 8 feet by 6! If not, I'll be able to use it for building something like a planter in another bit of the garden.

How big pots for clematis?

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 20:14

We all do it wakeshine- very few of us are immune to those tempting bargains  

It's worth giving them the right treatment though. In a couple of years when you have lots of lovely flowers on mature climbers, you'll be glad you did it 

Out of interest, what varieties did you buy? Different types require different treatment with pruning etc.


Posted: 21/06/2016 at 20:02

Hi Gardengirl - hope you're ok. Haven't seen you posting for a while. 

You do so much with your pallets. I think it's great. I've had building work done and I kept the giant pallet they had used. I thought of you when I was shifting it! 

What are you putting in those? 

A pink Geum like Totally Tangerine?

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 19:59

I stand corrected Richard! 

Is that a new introduction then? It's quite unusual. 

Mock Orange

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 19:57

Betty - well done! Kind of you to come back and let everyone who gave advice an update too 

They're smashing shrubs, given the right care -  as you've discovered!

Enjoy the lovely scent - this year and in future years too.

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