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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 20:09

It's a little sparrow artjak. One of the young ones I think. He/she had a high old time - was there for ages  

Simple pleasures are the best aren't they? I could watch birds, bees and butterflies for hours. 

The buddleia looks quite blue in the pic chicky. It's  really more of a violet/magenta colour. Very rich - it's a new one to me and I love it.  I know they're common as muck but the bees and butterflies don't know that  

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 18:23

Love  Dianthus 

We could do with smell-o-vision just now 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 18:22

Just reading your post about having plants too close BM - I think most of us have done that at some point - and often still doing it now 

Even when you read lots of info before planting about height and spread, your own conditions can mean plants might grow a lot taller or smaller anyway. 

That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it...

here's a happy bee on a Sphaerocaphalon allium


Limp lettuce

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 18:11

Lindsay - lettuce actually like a bit of shade (on the whole) so I mainly grow in containers so that I can move them around. They're suffering a bit in the heat just now so I also put other pots in front of them to create some shade, and I also use shading material on the handrail of the back steps as I have a couple of pots there right by the back door so that they're handy . 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 18:06

This was the star in my garden on Sunday 

Despite the heavy rain on Saturday, this area I'm organising was very dry and dusty, so he had a lovely time!

 and loving the smell of Buddleia 'Dark Knight'

 and sweet pea 'White Ensign'



Posted: 23/07/2014 at 16:09

That's horrible BL. It just shows - if they want to get in, they will, and sentimental items can't be replaced. Been there  

Hot at work for me too. Usually trying to keep warm in there, as it's an old, draughty building, so the heat really hits you when you go outside! No breeze at all to help so we may need ice cream too 

Take care in your garage Woody.  Those squirrels can be dodgy if they're looking for nuts...

alpines type wot to do please

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 15:56

It's the flower Alan. It'll die off like any other flower and the base  just dies back as well. I've just chucked one that's finished 

They have so many offshooots that you can just take those off and plant them elsewhere or let them spread around the area they're in.

They're strange looking little flowers aren't they? 


Posted: 23/07/2014 at 07:39

Morning all. Just a quick look in as I'm off to work in a few minutes. Not had time to get on here recently.

Actually - I've been busy perfecting my training for the Games starting today....not.. 

Will try and catch up later with what you've all been up to. Have a good day everyone, whatever you're doing 

Horticultural Films

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 07:40

'The Good, The Bad and The Ugly'

it describes my neighbours....


Posted: 21/07/2014 at 07:29

Morning all. Lovely here but work for me and collecting sis and BIL from airport later so may not be around. Got quite a bit done yesterday as it was cooler but also watched the golf which was terrific.

Not caught up with everything here but if you've done something to your ankle OL, get it checked sooner rather than later. I resisted going to the doc when I had a knee problem and was hobbling sideways down mountains for ages before I finally went. Not clever 

Off for a very quick look round before I go. Have a good day all  


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