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What is this plant?

Posted: 31/05/2016 at 08:03

I'd make sure it's well watered if it's in dry shade. Dry isn't great for them. Lovely plants - must get one for this garden  

Hebes flowering

Posted: 31/05/2016 at 07:59

Most of them are summer flowering - the pagei ones are earlier - so don't worry too much.

Some of the less hardy ones (variegated and larger leaved ones) don't like pruned hard, but the smaller leaved ones will take a little more. If allowed to get big and leggy,  pruning back can often see them off, so it's best to lightly prune them every year after flowering to keep their shape. 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 31/05/2016 at 07:53

Morning all/afties Pat. 

Dove - I saw the forecast this morning and wondered if you were getting the thunder and lightning! We could do with a day's rain. It's been mid to high teens once the sun gets going. Plenty hot enough for me.  I'm finding it very strange that we've had so much dry weather. It's just not normal here - if we get three dry days in a row we think all our birthdays have come at once  

Busied myself outside last night after work - put some sweet peas into a big pot and planted out some Acidanthera in the raised beds. 

I'll have a quick look round to catch up - have a great day everyone  

Camera Talk

Posted: 30/05/2016 at 08:08

The 'steps' tend to happen when people take a detour from the path onto a grassy  area of the hill- usually on sections where it's a steep expanse of rock to cross, which is fine to scramble up when dry. They, in turn, get worn away, leaving that little fringe. Once there's  an alternative, people follow the same route so it gets more and more worn flat. It's pretty at this time of year as the little reeds are growing strongly.  

I love those pix yarrow. We don't always appreciate dandelions when we curse them for seeding into beds and grass! Nature makes such perfect structures - and all done without a measuring tape  

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 30/05/2016 at 07:57

Morning all/afties Pat. That's a beautiful view. Well done with the knitting - I could just about manage a 'scarf'...

Work for me, but that's life. Cloudy today but yesterday started like that so hopefully it will clear a bit. Will have to shop later so not likely to get anything done outside. Need to plant the sweet peas out though. I might leave the pickaxe today....

Good decision doc. 

Have a good day everyone - enjoy your day off if you have one. I'm not jealous really. Not at all. Honestly. It's fine. I'm not bothered...

Like a forget me not??

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 22:24

Camera Talk

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 22:10

Bizarre Liri  

It was a good day to walk Joyce - bit of cloud, bit of sun. Not too hot, although no wind really.Tons of crane flies, and 'the midge' was having an outing. I met a chap with his son who was regretting leaving his insect repellent in his car!  

Like a forget me not??

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 22:02

That's what I wasn't sure about nut. I don't grow brunnera as don't like the flowers although I like the foliage.

Camera Talk

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 21:36

I know the one you mean Liri - it was on a pergola type structure. It reminded me of it - that's why I took the pic  

Like a forget me not??

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 21:29


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