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Posted: 06/06/2014 at 08:52

Is the paving sited on very wet ground Maggie? It favours damp congested spots. I think you'll have to scrape it out and perhaps look at improving the ground the paving's on to prevent a build up happening again, or filling the gaps with a mortar mix to keep it at bay.

Please identify

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 08:20

Sticky willow was what we called it up here 

I don't see it around much now though - it's probably in grass verges though.

Underachiever Award

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 08:13

I guess my anemones I 'forgot' to plant last autumn are candidates. It may have had something to do with the fact that I put them in a pot still in their little plastic string bag and for some reason put some compost over them, probably meaning to keep them moist and plant them the next day....had to spend an hour last month disentangling them and separating them from their plastic prison. 


Posted: 06/06/2014 at 08:05

Special day indeed KEF.  Lest any of us forget. 

Can't think of any appropriate jokes chick- but here's a silly one:

What do you call two rows of vegetables?

A dual cabbageway...

It's a classic isn't it? It's ok - no need to applaud  


Posted: 06/06/2014 at 07:54

Morning all. No salt mine today and it's dry - hurray 

Hope the weather holds for you BL. What ad difference it makes if  you get a good day. Supposed to be a bank of rain and thunderstorms crossing Britain tomorrow - south west to north east - hopefully it won't be as bad as they forecast.

Off to see what you've all been up to.

A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 21:07

I've got the answer - a smaller wheelie bin ...

A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 20:59

I think the Ajuga is as good a suggestion as anything Dove. Most plants are going to be too big one way or another and the flowers are great for bees too. Some of the small Euphorbias or the prostrate Gaultheria are the only other things I can think  of that would stay compact although there's certainly a few very dwarf  Hostas.


Potato flowers

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 20:53

That's extremely patronising Buddyboy - and totally unnecessary. Dove has a lot of experience regarding this subject - as she has just explained. 


Posted: 05/06/2014 at 20:48

Just looked that one up Verd - very nice - thanks for that info. It's a darker one I want to go in the raised bed with all the purpley/plummy  planting. I used to have Iceberg in  a previous garden which I really liked. I'm only using AJ to fill a space just now - it's suddenly got very leggy with all the rain. It'll get moved to another site later on.

strawberries courgette and cucumber

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 20:33

I use tomato food for my strawbs but not very often - they've only had one watering with it since they were put in the pot last month ( when fruits started forming as Steve says) having been in a raised bed for a few months.  In pots I just use MP compost, in the ground they'd get some FB&B sprinkled round them in spring. I've got 3 plants in an  18" diameter pot. 

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