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Ground cover

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 09:45

What kind of situation Wamda? Sunny, shady etc. Flowering or non? Things like Vinca (periwinkle) will grow in most situations, but the more info you can give the easier it is to suggest suitable plants 


Posted: 21/07/2013 at 09:38

Morning all. Cooler today thankfully. Don't think I could have coped with a third day of 30+ in back garden - super scorchio! You have my sympathies BL.

You've beaten me today Tina- hope the injuries are better. My toe is fine - if it hadn't been so hot I would have had more appropriate footwear on. Lesson learned. You're to get high temps today too I think.

Verd- at least you kept the good weather going for punkdoc's hols. We do need some rain.

Dove I'm trading the wand in- I asked for rain and it just got hotter here!  

Hope everyone has a good day - whatever the weather brings. I will be painting in comfort today! Picking my sis and BIL up from airport later- do you think I should tell them they've missed the heatwave here while they've paid lots of dosh to lie in the sun somewhere else?...

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 20/07/2013 at 20:25

No magnums for me Matty- just a big bowl of vanilla and strawberry ice cream with saucy sort of stuff and some fresh strawberries as well...

and I said I wouldn't have any tonight....  

will work it off tomorrow 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 20/07/2013 at 20:01

Evening all. Been outside painting and putting up more fence most of day and watering plants. My 'assistant' helped for a while but difficult to avoid the heat. It was 32 again in back garden. No escape from the sun there except early morning, and then it comes round where the boundary is during the afternoon so it was a bit too scorchio! Many cold drinks consumed though. Had a cool shower and did the evening watering while dinner simmered away.  Pasta sauce with loads of home grown  toms, basil, rosemary and thyme and had it with meatballs and linguine. Pleasant. Salmon sounds good Matty but Tina's ice cream sounds even better!

Tina you and your war wounds...I don't know 

I managed to drop the spirit level on my big toe doing the very last bit of fence before I came in. Never said any sweary words or anything....

Hope everyone's had  a good day and not overdone it in the heat. Think the east was a bit cooler though. We're supposed to be cooler tomorrow which would be a relief. I'm beginning to wonder if the heat's the reason there's less noise just now - children being kept indoors? In that case- I hope the heatwave stays! 

Tatton Park Show - Spare Tickets

Posted: 20/07/2013 at 19:47

Bumping this up MMP in case you've not had a taker yet. Bound to be a few people on tonight who could use them 

Leaf cutting bee help URGENT

Posted: 20/07/2013 at 14:14

Can't advise you in any way about the bees Berghill but what you're doing sounds an ideal solution assuming you can separate them successfully from your seedlings.

 Hope there's not too many casualties - of either kind!

Is this correct ???

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 21:44

It grows about 3' (almost a metre) like the normal Valerian, as far as I know Shazza.

Why is this happening ???

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 21:38

It'll turn purple as it ages shazza 

Empty Planters

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 21:31

Ilex - the ordinary holly -  is also a good choice for your location. We had standard hollies in square lead planters at last house in a similar situation. You could simply clip them into the shape you want- comes balls etc and they are very tough and reliable. 

Problems with sweet peas

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 20:13

John some varieties just aren't as flowery! I grow Cupani which often doesn't germinate so well and doesn't produce as many blooms but I like it so I grow it 

This year I grew Cathy - a creamy, heavily scented variety - as well, which has had identical treatment and has far more flowers. It's just the way it is. I use tomato food on mine. You will get a few pale dead leaves at the bottom especially with this hot weather. Just take them off.

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