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Posted: 26/06/2016 at 07:54

I'm getting used to the resizing thing Hosta, I just have to select all the photos in a folder, right click and it brings up the resizing option. I've picked the biggest size to change everything to, and that seems fine. It would have been a lot easier if we still had the external site option, as well as the new one for those who take photos with phones. 

Hope work is ok. Must feel a bit odd after being off for such a long time! What's in the new bed- have I missed you saying? 

Am I the only one who found all Adele's chat a tad wearing? Didn't like her incessant effing and blinding either -  there were a lot of youngsters there after all  

And I'm no shrinking violet either - I could make a sailor blush....

How would you group these plants?

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 07:45

To add to what Buttercup has said, the Campanula and the Heuchera will appreciate some shade as well, so keep the sunniest bits for the real sun lovers. 

I agree with obelixx too - you don't want a line of plants which are all the same height and shape, so place them ,in their pots, before you put them in the ground. You may still have to move some, because your own conditions mean some plants will grow more, or less, than the average, as the height and width guides are just that - a guide.

Elizabeth Oliver is a beautiful plant. I had it in a previous garden. If you can plant it somewhere high and/or near a seat, you'll be able to really appreciate it 


Posted: 26/06/2016 at 07:36

Morning - anyone that's around - and afties Pat 

The weather's been quite topsy turvy here - we've nicked all the dry, sunny weather and England's had the wet spring and summer weather we usually have!  

We've had loads since yesterday - through the night and it's cleared now. We were badly needing it. More to come later so normal service will be resuming 

I will try and do the front grass this morning, although it's looking very lush and green so I'm loathe to do it  

New Lawn

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 07:16

Hi Gareth, you've done a great job so far. I'd suggest you allow any new weed growth to come through and then apply a good weedkiller to that new growth. If you use something like Resolva, it works very quickly. Weedkillers need enough foliage to work well but I find it works even on small amounts. If you're organic though, you'll have to keep removing any perennial weeds as they come through, and when you feel you've got no more appearing, that would be the time to lay turf or sow seed. 

You'll always get some weeds coming through the grass, or seeding in, so it's a case of attending to that in future years once you have your new lawn 

Wish me luck

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 22:26


Camera Talk

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 22:00

I agree Sheps - they're brilliant    

Camera Talk

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 21:47


He was very funny indeed - made me laugh all the time. 

Apart from the time he nabbed an adult rabbit and dragged it just far enough under a shrub to be well hidden from view. The smell, however, wasn't so well hidden....

Took me ages to find the r*ddy thing!

Independence Day?

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 21:41

I don't look at Faceache or any of the other social media sites (or whatever they're called) but you're right wildflowers - nobody died, and we should be grateful that, for all it's faults, we still live in a democracy  

Camera Talk

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 21:19

Glorious Sheps!  

and I won't do the stoat/weasel joke 

Last edited: 25 June 2016 21:19:36

Magnolia Stellata

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 21:16


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keep posting your non gardening photos here 
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