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Posted: 13/06/2014 at 19:40

I just had pasta with veg and chilli and chicken KEF...not my favourite either really 

I was hoping archie would have some spare curry too - not had any for a long time.

Chatted with a neighbour earlier and also my friend who was out walking her dog, so that's the world put to rights 

I presume there's f******l on so that's why all the menfolk have vanished...glad I don't have to suffer any of that nonsense any more 

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Posted: 13/06/2014 at 18:29
punkdoc wrote (see)

I could swear that it looks nothing like the plant from which I stole the seed.


Perhaps you can market it as a new variety.

Best not say how you propagated it though...I won't say nuffink doc 

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Posted: 13/06/2014 at 18:13

Oh - special tiny fairy bees of course Lesley....

The one in the middle has been busy - he has lovely little orangey trousers 

It's more purple than in the pic - all the purples come out a bit blue on my camera 

It's one I got as a tiny seedling and  I lost the label many moons ago - bunnies then ate it at previous house and I eventually managed to revive it after a couple of years. Think it's probably The President or something similar but I can't remember 

Help with ID please

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 18:05

Phormiums have a clump forming habit where the leaves all come from one place and  yucccas tend to have separate 'trunks' - a bit like cordylines. If you look in amongst it - (carefully!) you might be able to get a better idea.

If that makes any sense 

It does look more like  a yukka to me. 

Talkback: How to grow strawberries

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 18:00

Hi mick - they're quite straightforward plants usually. I've grown them in all sorts of ways - in the border with ornamentals, in pots, in raised beds and in troughs on a fence. Providing the site is quite light and sunny and they have suitable soil/compost, watering and feeding they will be happy. At present I have 3 in a large (18") pot which are doing well. The advantage of elevating them is that they're clear of the ground and therefore it's easier to keep slugs and snails away. It really just depends what room you have. 


Posted: 13/06/2014 at 17:54

Just been looking at your lovely pix on the garden gallery thread doc - they're lovely 

I really can't be bothered cooking either and older fairy daughter isn't well so I have no sous chef to take charge... 

Wonder if archie will have any spare curry going 

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Posted: 13/06/2014 at 17:27

Just beautiful doc - no wonder you sat and admired it all today  

That canna's quite unusual isn't it? Flowers are different to the usual ones or am I imagining that?

Love the Hakonechloa with the ferns and hostas. Mine is very small so I'm looking forward to it getting to that sort of size. I also love that 'obelisk' in the poppy pic. Really striking.

I just noticed the little Iris I bought last year which I couldn't ID has opened. Your pix of the Chrysographes the other day reminded me - it has little yellow markings which you can see on the second pic. Haven't been able to find a similar one in my searches :

 Loads of buds to come and they smell gorgeous 


Posted: 13/06/2014 at 13:08

Did you see this one on your travels chicky?



Posted: 13/06/2014 at 13:04

Wintersong - I'm fortunate to be within  just a few miles of two large branches of B&Q and on the whole they're pretty consistent, but I know exactly what you mean. It's infuriating when care instructions are misleading - perhaps it's a trick to get more stuff sold when the plants die...or am I very cynical? Just go and look at your lovely arch and new plants 

Verd - I'm now picturing you as a Terry Thomas kind of character...hood down, trilby and silk scarf in place and little moustache....


Posted: 13/06/2014 at 07:40

Morning all. Work for me today so heading off soon. Will have a look at what's been going on although I know what's been happening on one thread... Had to restrain myself from just saying something I might would only have consisted of a few choice words in the Glesgae vernacular...

Supposed to be wet here today but dry for the moment. 

I see Wintersong's been buying more plants....lovely 

Have a good day all, whether working or gardening or chatting. I'll catch up later

Get some cake in someone eh?


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