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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 19:32

I aim to please art -   

The white buddleia is a bit of a star just now :


Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 19:29

A couple form earlier today  - part of narrow shady border at back fence, still work in progress

 Small Tortie on Buddleia 'Black Knight'


Mice or possibly Mouse

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 19:07

It's hard art, but you're right - you can't have them in the house. I'm not bothered by mice or most other creatures - saw plenty when I was working with horses - but it's simply not hygienic in your home for the reason you just gave. I remember a girl I worked with getting hysterical and screaming her head off because there was a tiny field mouse in one of the stables. We manged to catch him and let him go out in a nearby field. Poor thing was terrified of her - no wonder! 

Unidentifued white flowering climber

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 18:59

Good luck Suzy. It may take a few goes to start seeing some results but your honeysuckle and other plants will thank you!  It's always hard when a neighbouring garden has something which invades and there's a limit to what you can do, but at least if it's in your own you can get tough with it. 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 18:42

Smashing peppers art. Could do with one for my stir fry.

A shy aubergine...sounds like one of those Little Britain sketches - 'do you have a picture of a discontented horse?' - 'or a shy aubergine?' 

Taken some pix today so I'll sort them and get a few on later. Tons of bees and torties on the big white buddleia today in the unexpected sunshine. Lovely to see them. 


Posted: 01/08/2014 at 18:36

Who are you calling a mixed bag KEF?.....oh , the weather...thought you meant me...

Greenhouse looks smashing....wrong choice of word- don't want to tempt fate....looks brilliant! 

Apparently it's Yorkshire Day - and a young lad form Yorkshire has just won a gold in the gymnastics. I must be getting old - he looks about twelve! 

bekkie - I'd need to find my own marbles first....


Posted: 01/08/2014 at 18:31


cancer has meant I can't manage my garden

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 18:24

Hi Trudi. I'd like to echo the sentiments posted already. The suggestions for finding a local group of volunteers is a great one. The only drawback is that you may find it hard letting people loose in your little haven, no matter how well meaning they may be. I know I would. Perhaps someone retired who is looking for something to keep them busy would suit better. I think Topbird's suggestion about the grass is a very good one. A tidy lawn with neat edges is very pleasing, and if other areas are less neat, they aren't so noticeable when they're nicely set off with a bit of lush green grass. 

Good luck with your treatment. You'll get support here, and if any forum members living in your area say that they will help you - they will. I'm sure of that.  There's some terrific people on here   

Mystery ornamental grass

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 16:46

Sounds like a Carex of some sort nut, I should think. Are the leaves narrow Valerie?  


Posted: 01/08/2014 at 16:43

doc  I had a car problem a few weeks ago and I totally agree - the faffing about waiting for them etc. I had taken the girls out for dinner so just waited till I got home rather than hang about the restaurant with them - indicator had stuck on and wouldn't go off. In the end it needed a new unit but by the time AA came out it was almost 10pm etc etc. The guy was great but the AA were very pedantic about everything. Someone else had to come out and take the car the following day because they wouldn't let him take it there and then without charging storage for it at the garage overnight.  

Yvie - I'm like fidget - live and let live outdoors but coming in's a different matter! I had one in my shed over winter. Didn't know he was there till I saw the marks on the inside of the door - nothing for him to eat in there apart from grass seed that he couldn't get into. Found him when I cleared out a little bucket... 

Got a lot done outside as it cleared up - a washing out as well - but off to hairdresser now with youngest fairy for her 'return to school' haircut and my eyebrows waxed. I start to look the Gallagher brothers (both of them)  if I leave it too long. Could see it far enough 

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