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Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 22:33

They're on that golden Libertia in front of the Phormium, Joyce. First time it's flowered. I will have to chop the phormium back a bit to give it a bit more  room. It's really too small a space for them both, but I like the  contrast of foliage  


Looking good for tomorrow. Heading east of Fort Bill to Loch Treig - bit of a roundabout route via Spean Bridge/Roy Bridge to get there though!  


Posted: 17/06/2016 at 22:26

Sorry to hear you're a bit 'off' Wonks. We're all here if you need to offload. 

There's some lovely garden pix to look at which might help to raise your spirits - Yvie started a thread with her lovely garden visits, and BL added to it as well. 

I'll bring you some fresh air and views  from the mountains when  I get home x  

Off to bed. Night all 


Posted: 17/06/2016 at 21:44

Thanks Liri -  fog early on, sub zero till about midday, then looking fair afterwards, so should time it well enough for the summits.  

You can come and fill all the nail holes in my door surrounds if you have time.

I think that'll be an autumn/winter job - too much digging, building and border preparing to get on with outside. 

I have some fruits on my tomatoes, so I'm quite pleased.

Has doc gone on holiday? Did I miss that?  Haven't 'seen' him for a little while. 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 21:14

A couple from today in the early evening light


The little area next to the back door

Close up of the Hakonechloa


Posted: 17/06/2016 at 20:38

I'm just looking out the front window at one along the road from me. It's a good bit higher than the top of the front door, and that also has steps going up to it. It's at least ten feet, by about five feet diameter. 

They're big shrubs, given the right conditions. Ladybird's right - it will thank you for being in the ground and given room to thrive properly. They're ok in pots short term, but they aren't really ideal potted specimens long term.


Posted: 17/06/2016 at 20:05

Sorry RB   My girls aren't too bad. Oldest is making a pavlova and a lemon meringue pie for some party at her Dad's tomorrow. There had better be some left for me - otherwise I'll be charging her father for the use of my facilities!  

I'm doing a long walk tomorrow, may kip overnight to save coming back, so I'll need some tasty dessert to boost my sugar levels. Purely medicinal of course.... 

BM - sofa 

Valerie - she PMd me as I'd posted something on her thread. She seems to be fine and coping well enough. I'm sure she'll let us know of any developments if she can.

Distorted clematis bud

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 18:10

Hi Michael - not sure I can help but, if nothing else, it bumps the thread up and someone else may offer some good advice. 

A few questions though - what are the conditions like that your clematis is planted in - ie, dampness and type of  soil?  Where is it sited? Is it in the ground or in a pot? Are there any noticeable signs of insect damage? How does the foliage look?  

The answers may help to ID the issue. 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 18:01

Tasty LP    

Skies are a bit grey today aren't they? At least it's slightly warmer. To be better tomorrow   


Posted: 17/06/2016 at 17:55

Evening all. Been outside shifting slabs and digging out turf...it's neverending....

But - I have a lovely carpet 

But no bed yet RB   All in good time. I've been without one for four and a half years, so I can wait a little longer  

You'll miss your son - but he'll bring washing round when he visits.... 

The young fairylets came home from their holiday last night. How can they produce more washing than they do when they're at home?  

Dove - hope the antibos help. My colleague at work has had a terrible time with her little boy. He's had a strep throat which they got cleared up, only for it to return a week later. It's washed him out totally. Sofa time is good though. I've not seen any of the tennis. The boy won today again though. 

Valerie - the thread was removed, as ppauper says. It's become a bit more serious for the poster, although she's returned under a new name, so hopefully you'll see her posting again. 

No flowers in my Hostas

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 08:17

No sign of flowers on any of mine but I'm in the north. As KT53 says - they might just not be ready to flower yet  

I don't care for the flowers though, apart from the  white ones. I take all the lilac ones off 

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