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Posted: 20/07/2016 at 08:04

You can have mine Nanny Beach 

They can be very difficult to kill if you don't get every bit out. They survive on nothing, although they like a bit of rain, so if you're in a dry area they might behave better.

Not really a rockery plant though....

I got rid of most that were here. It took drastic action though - I had to build an extension over them 

Sambucus black lace/elderflower

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 08:00

Aah - the internet. How did we all manage before it, nut!  

Susan - it's important to look carefully when you research anything  online. There are lots of weird and wonderful myths and legends there.. 

I've never heard anyone mention the pink flowers being an issue, but if you're worried, don't use them We have lots of common elders nearby which are covered in flowers every year. I've never thought of using them though. They smell lovely on a sunny day  


Posted: 20/07/2016 at 07:54

Morning all/afties Pat 

Hissing down here - you must be catching a little dry spot Joyce! The thunder and lightning's supposed to be later this morning so it will be when I'm at work 

My new bedroom's quite cool as there's nothing above it, and no real ceiling insulation ...might not be so handy in winter though  

Enjoy your day Yvie. I'm always astonished at the amount Grans and Grandpas do these days. I had no help with my girls as my Mum wasn't well, and I'd never have expected it anyway, but I do know people who get a lot of help...and don't seem to appreciate it....

I'll have a quick look round before I head off - have a good day everyone 

red robin standered tree in pot

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 21:59

Sounds like mildew Pauline. If you're experiencing a lot of dry weather just now that won't help either.

 Even established plants in pots need regular watering, if it's dry. Did you use a soil based compost too? Ordinary compost will dry out very quickly.

Bit of help required please

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 21:56

Midsummer Beauty does make quite a large specimen Darren. 

Aruncus doesn't seem as popular a plant as it used to be. Someone was  asking about one the other day on the forum though. 


Posted: 19/07/2016 at 21:51

Hope you're ok RB. Don't stay away too long 

Only millions Hosta?....   Enjoy your time off.

Get well soon Clari. Horrible when you feel rotten at this time of year - worse than in winter 

It's cooled a bit here but the thundery clouds have rolled in..is it wrong that I want thunder and lightning and lots of big ploppy raindrops? 


Posted: 19/07/2016 at 20:05

Just looked at the Met Office one pp - early hours of the morning for the rain here, through the day and into evening. Some heavy stuff, some sun, so could be anything really! 

The one you use is  much the same. It's still saying you might get some thunder overnight which may spread across to Argyll. I love a good thunderstorm  

Tomato plants - leaves (and some fruit) suddenly curled and discoloured... Help!

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 19:36

I'd agree with Chrissy - a lot of plants in there, which doesn't help air circulation. That's as important as correct watering or anything else.

You can remove some lower leaves anyway - I do it as the plants get bigger and bushier. It doesn't affect the crop  

Oh dearie me!

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 19:26

I find home baking of any kind to be extremely dangerous RB. A chocolate fudge loaf cake and a  banana and sultana loaf cake disappeared somewhere in this house. I only cut one slice of each to thoroughly test them, so someone else must have been interfering with them...

My grubby hands

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 19:18

Yeh - tea tree's mainly used for plooks on teenagers DHR. Is there something you're not sharing with us? 

I find making bread after gardening gets my hands clean...

I never remember to do the soap under fingernails before going out. Hate wearing gloves too. I start out with good intentions but they come off after a few minutes. It's only then that I realise I need to bring in a washing...usually a  white one...

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