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Posted: 26/08/2015 at 17:12

Good luck  KEF  -we had one (g pig)  in a little playhouse. They're quite robust if you drop them....

jo - puts a lot of things into perspective. I don't take my own (relatively good) health for granted. I know how fortunate I am. 

Panda - great news - hope it goes well for you 

Cake for me please Frit - I have a nice cuppa here just crying out for some 

Had to re read your post Lesley - thought you said LP was 'kilted up' - perhaps she was though....

Typical - the heavy morning rain eventually went off here in the afternoon. I get home from work and the heavens open  It feels like we might get a thunderplump, as my mum used to call it  

spirea variety

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 17:05

Spirea arguta 'bridal wreath' is the usual one nikki.

It's a lovely shrub 

Short flowering season for my buddleja's

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 07:34

My Black Knights have been flowering for a few weeks - I was deadheading them yesterday and they have loads more blooms to come. The white one is just starting - it's late, but mainly because it was a very old shrub which was hacked to the ankles later last year and then moved. 


Posted: 26/08/2015 at 07:28

Morning all 

Wet here. I looked at the longer range forecast briefly for the hill for the weekend. At the moment it looks very unpleasant black skies, rain and thunder! I may not go anywhere ...

Perhaps I should have cut the grass last night. 

Jo - you're having particularly bad weather just now - hope you're all ok

Off to work in a moment or five so I'll catch up later. 

Bag lady

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 07:25

Lou - I'd have left them on her counter and gone elsewhere.

Even if I really wanted them



Posted: 25/08/2015 at 21:13

I've just been watching the owls too Liri. Wasn't it great? They are just the most beautiful birds. You had a lovely day  

Off for an early night - see you all tomorrow 


Posted: 25/08/2015 at 19:39

Quite so Verd - we all knows you is renowned globally for your most 'umble and modest protestations...

An observation.....

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 19:15

GWRS - they laugh in the face of grit here 

I regularly see them on the house walls. We have a crushed shell render....oohh errr jaggy bottoms .. 



Posted: 25/08/2015 at 19:13

Hosta - knee  

Look after yourself tomorrow 

I know what you mean jo - we had our best weather in April  This time of year is often when we get good stuff but it's cold in the mornings and early evenings of course. 

My garden doesn't know what season it is - the purple hellebore started flowering a few weeks ago and is completely covered in blooms, albeit slightly paler, and today there's a pasqueflower with two rosy flowers on it. 

I ain't complaining 


Posted: 25/08/2015 at 18:30

Isn't this a fairly normal time of year for dahlias to be flowering - August? 

They won't all flower at exactly the same time anyway Stanley. Like many plants, some varieties will be later than others. Have you got a selection of different ones? Growing conditions vary in different parts of the country too.

Verdun's in the tropics of Cornwall so everything flowers early 

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