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What is this?

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 19:40

You're right dove- there's quite a few of them! 

You're eyesight's very good 

What has everyone been up to?

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 19:30

Paula- do flapjacks taste good with pasta?......

Been wet here most of day too. After work  I went to B&Q as  I forgot to get a new saw the other day. It dried up soon as I left of course! Took youngest with me and we got a big Marvel Comics 'Superheroes' picture for oldest's birthday next week. An extra from me for her help with the fence. 

Made lasagne for tea. Just had it and watching the tennis.

Too full up to do any work outside now 

Another Mystery Plant for identification.

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 19:00

Oakley W- I'd rather not hear about your fumbling in the dark  thanks.....

Actually the loosestrife can be quite invasive too given the right conditions. We had the yellow stuff by the pond but the bunnies kept it in check! It's a very acidic yellow so isn't a favourite of mine but it's a useful plant and very easy. The white one is much nicer I believe -  more lax and arching - but never grown it myself. 

Seaweed Feed

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 15:39

You'll not want to be in mine Verd when I bring home a couple of dozen bags of horse s**t soon for the boundary fence ....

Heh heh....I'll have the biggest hedge in town by next year.....

That'll larn 'em  

Summer has arrived

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 15:35

Aliesh- these dark Irises are so sumptuous and velvety you feel you could eat them. Bev- just read your post - you're  right - the pix just don't come anywhere near showing what they're like in the flesh. I tried altering the colour on here to get it nearer but I can't get it right at all-  it's worse when it's sunny too. If you have a nursery anywhere near you it might be worth a trip. I try to avoid going too often- I can't afford it!  I'd like some white ones now as well .. 

Seaweed Feed

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 15:07

Thanks fidget! 

Something to block out sound of neighbours voice!

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 15:01


Dovefromabove wrote (see)

I rather like Margo - I know OH does 


So do I Dove - but I can just hear her saying 'Gerry...' in that piercing cut glass voice !! Brilliant. 

Your OH - too much info... 

Something to block out sound of neighbours voice!

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 14:26

The wind chime's a great idea. If they say something to you about it you caould always say 'well we didn't really want to hear about Aunt Jean's varicose veins and Uncle Fred's latest operation but it was a bit hard not to' !!

Is she like Margo from The Good LIfe? You can always call her that in private 

Seriously, I'd hate to think you'd have to rearrange your garden just because of someone else's inconsiderate behaviour.

A miracle, well I think so.

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 13:50
Old Rectory wrote (see)

That's an inspiring story. I was always put off the idea of a pond because I worried it might be too much hard work ... now I am not so sure!


The tiniest space can often bring the greatest enjoyment! 

Another Mystery Plant for identification.

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 13:31


Andy-RWHerb is my pet hate- vile stuff! Use Resolva (weedkiller)- works better than anything else as it works so quickly. I pull bits out when they're small annuals but the perennials take a bit of sorting once they get a hold. If it's a big area you can keep mowing it but it grows and flowers so quickly it's hard to keep up with it.. We had a terrible infestation at last house and it was next to our spring and water supply as well as all through the banks of the pond and the rest of the garden. A challenge and a half!

Oakley W - you're maybe thinking of Loosestrife- Lysimachia? Looks very similar and comes in purple (like Rosebay) and yellow and white. 

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