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Posted: 10/08/2014 at 18:54

Clari - if everyone just 'ignored' it would all go away. 

Hope you're feeling better now GGirl. Is the buddleia ok? 

Recommend me a tree please

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 18:21

Amelanchier lamarkii makes a nice smallish tree Greg, although it's classed as a shrub. Easy to keep to a suitable size for a smaller garden and has a light canopy so it doesn't create lots of dense shade. Lovely autumn colour.

The bare root season is almost here so you could take a look at some of the hedging/tree specialists online and you'll be able to order soon for autumn/winter delivery. 

Can You Identify This Flower For Me Please??

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 17:55

Schoolboy error John - not labelling...but we've all done it at some point! 

Enjoy them anyway! 

Bare spot problem

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 17:42

I have that Heucherella - in exactly that location. I also have a Tiarella there (which get crossed with Heucheras to make the Heucherellas) They flower constantly through the summer - mine's still going and has been since April. Lots of that family will do well there, plenty of choice in foliage colour too. You can also use foliage plants like Euonymous -gold/green and cream/green,  and the shrubby honeysuckle 'Lonicera' - I have a couple of the brighter ones for the same border. Astilbes will be happy there - they like a bit of moisture so it depends on your soil. Whites through to deep pinks.


Posted: 10/08/2014 at 17:33

lily - very naughty...I'm sure you can milk it for a while  

What would be your perfect day.

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 17:32

What a nice thread. Not sure I could describe a perfect day for me. It wouldn't be in the garden though - it would be walking on a hill on a good bright day, forgetting all the usual stuff we all have to deal with. Just enjoying the fresh air,  the wildlife and the views. 

Lovely posts on here 

A Senior Moment.

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 17:28

Safe places...don't get me started....

Flora - my Dad had those internal locks - the kind that stops anyone getting out of a room into the rest of the house. He had them on the front door as well, so even if you had a key to unlock the door,  you were still standing on the doorstep!  


Posted: 10/08/2014 at 17:23

Think I'm only just starting to grow out of it too Dove.... ...although I doubt if I'm as accomplished or nice as Verd's niece 

You have to let them find out for themselves Verd, and that's the tough bit. Boys are often much more immature at that age too. 

That's a right big fig! 

Our schools go back on Wednesday lily, but they also stop much earlier than English schools. It's a little earlier than usual though, just the way the dates have worked this year.

Very wet here so nothing done outside, but all my indoor chores are done - for now.  More tea required. 

Can You Identify This Flower For Me Please??

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 15:55

Gazania possibly? One of those types of daisy I'd reckon. Someone here will know for sure John 


Posted: 10/08/2014 at 15:50

Make it a raincoat lily...

Bob - that reminds me of a previous house where we had a couple of portly wood pigeons that visited. They used to walk along the footpath at the front and come in the path entrance to the garden. They were obviously incapable of managing to fly over the low (two feet) fence, which would have been a more direct route! 

Still sewing school skirts and ironing here.. 

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