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White flowers

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 11:28

Perki - I think that's why foliage is so important. It also depends on the type of flowers used. Tall, airy 'summery' flowers can easily get damaged by wet weather - even in summer - unless they're carefully supported so a good structure of shrubs and other sturdier plants can really help. it can happen with any colour scheme though. I know what you mean about the white buddleia.  I have a huge one which has to be moved, but I've put it off to let the bees and butterflies get the benefit. The heads look pretty scruffy when they've gone over! 


Posted: 03/08/2014 at 11:22

You just reminded me KEF- meant to say to David S to put his lovely  pix on the Garden Gallery thread so that lots more people will see them 

AWB's fungi reminded me of one of those little pattie pan squashes 

Best not to eat though....

Re the thread you're talking about BL - it was all a bit strange, and I think some people were left quite confused and hurt by it.

lawn help!

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 11:15

Frank/Dad - it's because someone posted on it in the morning so it got bumped up on the  first page of threads. 

Hope all goes well with your op. Will be thinking of you. Take care of yourself xxx   

WM - I know this type of situation meant you got useful info, but if you need help  with your grass - or anything else - start a thread and you'll get loads of answers and advice. There's always lots of grass queries, so if you don't want to start a new thread, you can also use the search facility at the top of the page (type in 'grass problems' or 'lawns' or something similar) and that will bring up previous discussions on the subject. Hope that's of some help 

Talkback: Fellowship on the forum

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 10:45

I think artjak OBE has a nice ring to it nut, don't you? 

...or Dame of the British Empire 


Posted: 03/08/2014 at 10:37


Love the pix of your new terrace Woody. It will be beautiful once you get going with all your planting 

SALIX 'Flamingo'

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 10:35

Hi Badder, I'm no expert on these, but anything planted in the lee of a house wall will need more frequent watering. The fence will also act as a barrier to weather - good for many reasons, but perhaps not in this case. It depends on which direction your rain comes in at of course, what kind of soil you have (is it quite water retentive?) and what other planting you have round about. Any other info you can give will help with advice others can give you, including the white on the trunk.

If you can post some pix that will be a bonus. Click on the little green tree icon in the toolbar above the posting window and follow the instructions  


Posted: 03/08/2014 at 10:28

What new purchases are you thinking of doc? 

bekkie - I wouldn't mind the beauty sleep so much if it actually had some effect...

Has anyone seen chicky? Is she away and I've missed her saying so - quite likely as I couldn't always keep up with everyone's news when I was outside so much in all the good weather 

What is the name of this shrub?

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 10:07

I'm with p and p - quite hard to tell, but I'd go for a laurel of some kind, simply because I'm unsure as to why anyone would hack Camellias back like that, unless it's a one-off thing because they've outgrown their home. If you want to have them as a hedge (I'm assuming that's what you have there) they need a lot of space to look right, as they can get enormous. Cutting them back regularly to keep them really tight doesn't work very well as you'd keep sacrificing  flowers. 

Talkback: Fellowship on the forum

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 09:46

Well done ladies - and the haulage men and all the helpers. Glad to see you getting the recognition you deserve 

Are we recommending art for a mention in this year's  Honours list?...

- after all, the public's always banging on about how 'ordinary' people should be getting honours instead of all those jumped-up, publicity seeking celebs..... 


Posted: 03/08/2014 at 09:24

Morning all. I forgot to remind anyone who's interested that AT's 4- part series 'Garden Secrets' was being repeated this morning. I've recorded it but just caught the end and saw that part of it was filmed at East Ruston, so the visiting forum members might want to catch it to see if they can spot bits they saw! Also wanted to remind everyone about Beechgrove today, at 9.50 am, as you might enjoy the garden they visit, in particular.

The torrential rain of yesterday and last nigth has gone off - for now - but we might get thunderstorms. Hope not, as I'd like to get something done today.

Off to look round and see what you were all up to last night...while I was sound asleep on the settee....

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