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Iris ID

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 07:35

There's a lot of dark Irises Invicta so it would be hard to make a guess especially without a pic. I have a very dark inky one called Night Owl which I love. Perhaps try looking on one of the specialist nursery's sites and see if you can get it narrowed down 


Posted: 01/06/2014 at 07:25

30 quid Daisy....which plant did you want us to guess?

I'll stick to my tea Dove thanks, unless you've any croissants or pains au choc to go with it..


Posted: 01/06/2014 at 07:06

Is anybody there? Are you all still asleep?....

I'll whisper in case any of you lot have sore heads after your carousing last night...

A bit cloudy here but dry. Will have to get some more compost to finish my planting, then it'll be hole digging, hedge planting and slab lifting if my aching limbs can take it 

What's this? Flower in lawn...

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 21:55

I've just saved a little bit which has seeded into the garden and transplanted it. Great for bees too 

This forum

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 21:49

I missed it all....

Can I have some tomorrow David? Any of your cakes will do - they all look yummy.  How can you not like cherries lily....all the more for me though  

It's also the quality of the jokes here that makes this forum so good. Second to none...


Posted: 31/05/2014 at 21:41

Evening archie - I had some pakora tonight as a homage to you 

I even pushed the boat out and had a glass of coke. I know how to live...

I'm off as well KEF. Will leave all you 'swally merchants' to your alcoholic beverages 

My 27 year old body's aching..

Mowing steep lawns

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 21:02

HI ellerslie. I think you've already got the mower for the job- the flymo. They're just the thing for dodgy slopes if you're small. Been there and done it! Anything heavy can just slide away from you too easily. Little and often is the best way although it will feel like you're spending the summer cutting grass and nothing else! 

Or sheep...

ID Please

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 20:56

I'd agree with Bob. Delphiniums - great looking specimens. Second pic looks like daylilies to me too. The foliage can be quite hefty on them.


Posted: 31/05/2014 at 20:52

ehhhhh....that would be ginger, or half past two, Verd....

and Dove's memory is rubbish because.....I've forgotten. 

Sunny and scorchio here and I've had a very busy and productive day so I think I can be forgiven. Two loads of washing done and lots of planting, potting on, tidying and grass mowing. Area behind shed all neat now as I've shifted the compost bin and moved a purple berberis I had put in there as a temporary measure. It's growing away nicely so I will find a place for it. The bees seem very keen on the log pile in there too.

Which is nice...

The challenges of a smaller than average garden

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 20:41

Have you thought of doing a turf seat SP?  Beg, steal, borrow or buy some fencing timber and make a cube about 18/24". Fill with soil,compost and grit and sow grass seed on top. Place in a convenient position at the edge of the grass and park your butt 

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