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Posted: 13/06/2015 at 19:54

Glad you had a lovely holiday LP-  while you were away we've had summer and it's now autumn....

Great to hear your good news Matty - all very positive for you. 

Hope the cat and dog don't fight like know....

I've been busy outside finishing my fence planters and generally tidying up. I can recommend silicone sealant for sticking pieces of trailing ivy to timber so that they grow where you want them. 

I'll have a quick look round here before I sort my gear and get an early night. Up early to go and walk at Loch Fyne. Have a good night all - I'll see you tomorrow night 

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Posted: 13/06/2015 at 13:06

That geranium's really pretty nut. Mine gets a bit of morning sun and even a little in the late afternoon. It's grown loads since I put it in last autumn- flowering right now and looking lovely. I might split it and get a piece in the sunnier side of the plot too  


Posted: 13/06/2015 at 12:51

Lesley  Hope you feel better soon. Miss B is lovely - I bought a very small one early last year, potted it on and put it in it's final place late last summer. It's been flowering steadily in the last few weeks. Passed a lovely one earlier today - spilling over an ivy covered wall. Beautiful 

We get a short season up here Dacha (Scotland) Cold, wet springs and autumn arrives in August, although we often get some nice weather then. Plants can get held back quite a bit. Everything starting to grow away now though. 


Posted: 13/06/2015 at 12:25

The Prom princess is her PJs, in her bed, and with a sore knee ....these youngsters are such lightweights.... 

WW - that's a great prize! Hope the plants are suitable or you might have to visit a GC. Well, someone has to struggle on and do these things....

Dianthus are great for pots MrsG

Lunch beckons and then I'll get on outside for a bit. Dull and cold here -11 degrees. Summer's over  

Falling back in love with your garden!

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 12:17

Love the man cave Firecracker 

Love yours  too Innewhambo  

I keep moving so I don't get the chance to fall in or out of love with my gardens! I did love the  garden I had until about five years ago. I was there for about fifteen years and there was nothing much in it at the start.

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Posted: 13/06/2015 at 12:09

Geranium renardii  

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Posted: 13/06/2015 at 12:08

I was going to suggest astrantias nut - great minds....well yours is anyway 

Will has covered most of 'em. I'd also add the white Dicentra - a treat in  a shady damp spot, and also Jacob's Ladder (Polemonium), and white Potentilla if you have room. I also have a Geranium in a shady area - white with delicate purple veining which is great - can't remember the name of it  

There are lots of whites though and they're readily available.

Resolva Bug Killer killing off my plants!

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 11:49

Established plants are pretty tough on the whole - they (and you) will be fine  

A heavy downpour will help - I'll wave my wand....


Posted: 13/06/2015 at 09:42

'thuderstorms' chicky - most appropriate! 

I'm off too - present to get for daughter's friend's mum as a thank you. Enjoy your shopping chicky...

Mulching in summer

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 08:32

Don't worry about it MrM. It's just that spring is the ideal time for a mulch as it helps to preserve the moisture from the winter rains so that plants thrive in the long dry summer ...if we get one! It helps to keep weeds down, so spring is the best time because they're getting going with a vengeance at that time. It also looks good - dresses any bed or border and sets it up for the rest of the year.

I've only just started emptying my compost bin to use as a mulch on one of my borders. I weed as I go, although there aren't too many, and the mulch will feed my plants as well as keeping everything tidy. 

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