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Posted: 21/08/2013 at 08:00

Verd-  do you match your pegs to the colour of the clothes too?

Not that I do that of course....

Tired this morning- duaghter in late from a concert. 

Have a good day everyone- whatever you're up to.


Posted: 21/08/2013 at 07:57

As you say nut- ho hum!!

It's just a load of old strimmers folks- fidget's right. 


Posted: 21/08/2013 at 07:46

Yes Dove - don't rub it in - been raining all night here - you're very welcome to some of it!!

Stacey- have you turned into John Betjeman?

Hoping it dries up later- Carol on the news  says it will so fingers crossed. Have to get food shopping after work though. 

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 20/08/2013 at 21:55

pg- if you think that punchline's bad - I daren't tell you the other one I can remember! It all rhymes and and the last bit is :  'or pluck it' !!!! 

Peter- That's the one- you've just updated it !! 

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 20/08/2013 at 18:50

Verdun that joke was on the news this morning!!

Peter I genuinely can't remember the joke but it's something about a duchess, her husband, a hat and confusion about a place.  The punchline is : 'wear the fox hat'. Sorry - that's all I can remember! 


Posted: 20/08/2013 at 18:36

At the risk of detention-....chicky - what was going on in Leicester Square?? 

Boy Band??


Posted: 20/08/2013 at 14:07

I have a Ligularia which is in full flower and it has loads of bees on it every day which is lovely, but sometimes they do look as if they're resting/sleeping. Hope they're not having their Last Supper.... 

Have a huge buddleia just bursting into flower so I'm hoping to see lots of activity there now.


Posted: 20/08/2013 at 14:01

Pam someone asked recently about ragwort being poisonous and  I said I'd never had any ill effects and was always pulling it up when I worked with horses (for 20 years) I've never heard of it affecting humans but maybe it does. Perhaps you should have it checked out.

chick- I'm currently noodling then! 


Posted: 20/08/2013 at 13:45

Hi Julie. What sort of size of area are you talking about and what kind of height are you looking for, and are the trees deciduous or evergreen? If you have conifers that can be very inhospitable.

Many hardy geraniums cope with shade but if it's very dry mildew can be a problem now and again. Epimediums and Brunnera are low growing but will cope with dry shade and so will some of the Euphorbias. There are plenty of varieties and easy to obtain.

If the trees are deciduous you have more scope as you can have a nice selection of spring flowering plants and bulbs when the tree canopy isn't there.

That's a start anyway! 


Posted: 20/08/2013 at 08:13


Gilly -if only I could find one 

Enough of this frivolity- off to work!

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