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Posted: 08/07/2016 at 08:06

doc - we do understand. I think I can safely say we'll all be thinking of you here and wishing there was something more constructive we could do. I hope you get that appointment, and, more importantly, that it does some good.

Love to you both xxx

Tomatoe plant broke

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 08:04

Yes - cut it off - you'll probably still get other side shoots which you can utilise . I've done it before when I've needed to keep plants smaller  

Cheap alternatives for plant supports

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 07:57

In these 'cheapo' shops - Home Bargains, B&M etc, have hooped canes. Don't know how much they are or how suitable they would be, but might be worth a look if you have one nearby. 


Posted: 08/07/2016 at 07:54

Morning all/afties Pat 

More doom and gloom in America...

DD- I just posted on the other thread re the postcards. I've missed this somehow so will get some if it's any use to you. Just let me know  what to do when you get a chance.  Good to hear from you - you sound bright and optimistic. Long may that continue 

Enjoy your time off Clari - make good use of it. No sneaky work 'stuff'  

Chucking it down all night here - could here it bouncing off the windows etc. Supposed to clear later ...but that's when the tennis is on....what IS a girl to do.... 

I'll have a look round before I head off. The weeks are just flying by. No sooner Monday than it's Friday again!

Picture Postcard Request

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 07:48

DD - I've somehow managed to miss this  

If you get a chance, let me know what to do and I'll send some 

Dianthus caryophyllus - 'Coquettte'

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 21:25

Here's two different pots Lou.

This one has filled in completely. Just been deadheaded so lots of new buds to come


This one still has a bit of a hole, but it was twice that size at least 

Forkers Helmingham Hall garden visit

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 21:21

Lovely pix Wonks.  That's my favourite way to view gardens - other people's photos!   

Glad you all had a great day. 

Agree with you about the house Hazel. That type of garden needs the right backdrop  

I lust after knot gardens and parterres on a regular basis obelixx 

If I could only have one type of garden, it would be a formal one. 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 21:14

The secret of doing them in pots is to have other things complementing them GD. The soil and weather here can be inhospitable for sweet peas, so pots ensure a better result for me. 

I often group them with other pots, or with seating etc. This was from a couple of years ago, before I'd done the back lawn. They were yet to start flowering properly, but they were all white.  I usually grow Cupani (purple) which are always reliable. Smaller than many of the others but highly scented.   Having a few pots of other colour as well means you can move stuff around according to what's in flower through the changing season. 

EV is very prolific - hard to beat for coverage too. That one is getting moved though. It'll get the chop in late winter, if not before!

Lovely photos flumpy 


Posted: 07/07/2016 at 19:58

You've missed him T'bird, but the catch up prog is coming on....

ppauper... tut tut 

Dianthus caryophyllus - 'Coquettte'

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 19:47

I'll try and get a pic to show you how mine look now Lou.I had a look but I don't have a close up. 

I had three plants in one big pot, and when I moved here, I separated them again into three separate ones. That's when they looked a bit duff. 

You can do the same when they're in the ground, by burying them a bit deeper and putting soil/compost in the middle, but it's a bit of a process from what I remember. Easier with a pot as you can lift them more easily and play about with them!  

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